Krewe of Jefferson Parade Route

in Metairie
  • The Krewe of Jefferson parade will begin at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Houma Boulevard.
  • The parade will first go west (left) and will make the U turn just before Clearview Parkway and then continues east on Veterans Memorial Boulevard until it reaches Severn Avenue, where it will turn north (left).
  • The Krewe of Jefferson will travel up Severn to the intersection of Severn and 18th Street, where the parade will turn around and head south.
  • At Veterans Memorial Boulevard, the parade will once more turn east.
  • The parade will follow Veterans all the way to Bonnabel Boulevard, where the parade will turn turn north once again.
  • At the intersection of Bonnabel and Feronia Street, the krewe will turn around and head south to Veterans once more.
  • On the final leg of the parade route, the krewe will travel east to the intersection of Veterans and Martin Behrman Avenue, where the parde will end.
Krewe of Jefferson logo

In 1972, a former captain of the Krewe of Jason joined with a long-time friend, a former captain of the Krewe of Elks Orleanians truck parade, to organize the first Jefferson Mardi Gras in 1972.

The first parade consisted of twelve truck floats down Veterans Highway in Metairie. Today the krewe comprised of 3,500 male and female riders, features 75 trucks and its own unique throws.

Following right behind the Krewe of Elks-Jeffersonians on Mardi Gras Day, the Krewe of Jefferson truck parade signals the official "beginning of the end" of Carnival in Jefferson Parish.

  • Year founded:  1972
  • Membership:  3,500 male and female riders (families)
  • Number of floats: 75 trucks