PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Krewe of Dionysus parade starts on Berkley Street.
- They travel on Berkley Towards Westchester Blvd.
- There they take a left on to Westchester Blvd.
- Their next turn is a right on to Highway 11.
- The parade follows Highway 11 all the way to Highway 190 (Gause).
- The parade takes a right on to Highway 190, taking it to the end of its course, near the intersection of 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