Krewe of Cleopatra Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Krewe of Cleopatra parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Magazine St. The krewe will then continue East (right) down Magazine, and make a left going North up Napoleon Ave.
  • The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
  • The Krewe of Cleopatra will follow St. Charles all the way to Lee Circle, around the circle and back on St. Charles northward to Canal Street.
  • At Canal, the parade will turn right on Canal and follow the road to Tchoupitoulas Street, where it will turn south (right).
  • The parade will end at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and Poydras Street.
New this year! 2023 Theme: "Jeweled Jubilee"
Krewe of Cleopatra logo

Founded more than 50 years ago in 1972, the first all-female krewe on the West Bank moved to the East Bank in 2012, becoming the first all-female organization on the Uptown route. Their motto is: "Her beauty is timeless, her age is now...forever!"

Named after the Queen of Egypt, the krewe consists of 1,800 members. The fun begins with a Cleopatra Pre-Parade and ends with the post-parade Cleo Jubilee. In between, the queen travels down St. Charles Avenue on her royal barge.

Other krewe events during the year include a Masquerade Gala in September and a Rendezvous Ball in January.

  • Year founded:  1972
  • Membership:  1800 female riders
  • Number of floats: 21 floats including 9 tandems
  • Signature throw:  decorated acrylic glasses
  • Motto:  "Her Beauty is Timeless, Her Age is Now—Forever"