Krewe of Freret Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Krewe of Freret parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans.
  • The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
  • The Krewe of Freret 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 and follow Canal to the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Canal Street.
  • The parade turns right on Tchoupitoulas and ends at Poydras St.
Krewe of Freret logo

The Krewe of Freret paraded for more than 40 years until the mid-1990s. In 2011, the resurgence of the krewe began with seven Loyola graduates who wanted to unify enthusiastic young professionals and infuse vigor into Carnival while revitalizing the Freret corridor.

Today, the co-ed Krewe of Freret is known for its penchant for locally produced throws, including hand-decorated masks the members create themselves.

Every year, Krewe of Freret royalty is crowned at a public coronation ceremony held at Royal Street and Elysian Fields Avenue immediately preceding Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion. Other events include a Black-Tie Ball with popular local performers. Ticket sales benefit the Son of a Saint organization.

  • Year founded:  2014
  • Membership:  500 male and female riders
  • Number of floats: 18 floats + 3 superfloats
  • Signature throw:  handcrafted masks


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