PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Krewe of Hermes parade will start at the intersection of Magazine Street and Jefferson Avenue in New Orleans.
- The parade will proceed east on Magazine until Napoleon Avenue, where the krewe will turn north(left).
- The parade will stay on Napoleon until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
- The krewe will then follow St. Charles all the way to Lee Circle, around the circle and back on St. Charles northward to Canal Street.
- The parade will turn left on Canal and proceed down Canal St. until it reaches Baronne St. where it will take another left and end.
In 1937, while America suffered through the Great Depression, a group of New Orleans businessman met to come up with a uniquely New Orleans’ solution to the city’s widespread woes: they decided to throw a party. Years later, after Hurricane Katrina, the krewe solved their problems the same way. Refusing to let the storm stop them, Hermes was one of the first Carnival Clubs to re-organize after the storm.
The Knights of Hermes takes their name from the Greek winged courier of the gods. Their inaugural parade in 1938 was the first to use neon lighting for its floats. Today, the Krewe of Hermes parades through Uptown with nearly 700 male riders. Per tradition, the Hermes' captain leads the procession in full regalia on a white horse.
- Year founded: 1937
- Membership: 827 male riders
- Number of floats: 32 floats
Floats by Kern Studios »