- The Krewe of Dionysus parade starts at the intersection of Spartan Drive and Highway 11.
- The parade follows Highway 11 all the way to Highway 190 (Gause), where the parade will turn east (right).
- From 190, the parade will end just east of the intersection for Highway 190 and Kensington Boulevard (Rouses).
The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Slidell businessmen intent on bringing an old-fashioned, family-oriented Mardi Gras parade to the Camellia City.
Dionysus (Bacchus in Roman Mythology) is the ancient Greek god of fertility and wine, According to legend, he had a dual nature and could bring joy and divine ecstasy, or a brutal and blinding rage, reflecting the dual nature of wine.
The 350+ member krewe parades with around 18 floats, including 11 double-deckers. The king and queen are chosen at the Coronation Ball from the krewe’s maids and members of the King’s Club.
- Year founded: 1985
- Membership: 350 male riders
- Number of floats: 18 floats including 11 double-deckers