Krewe of Mid-City Parade Route

in Uptown New Orleans
  • The Krewe of Mid City parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Magazine Street in New Orleans.
  • The parade will head east along Magazine to Napoleon Avenue, where the parade will turn north (left).
  • The Krewe of Mid City will follow Napoleon north until St. Charles Avenue, where the parade will turn east (right).
  • The krewe 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 turns southeast (right).
  • The krewe will proceed to the intersection of Canal and Camp Street where the parade will end.
Krewe of Mid-City logo

Krewe of Mid-CityFounded in 1933, the Krewe of Mid-City is the 5th-oldest continuously parading organization of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. Often called "The best day parade in Mardi Gras," Mid-City has gained a reputation for having themes dedicated to children and for having some of the best bands in Mardi Gras from all over the country.

Their first parade in 1934 included six small floats drawn by mules, horseback riders and two bands. Mid City’s floats have a unique look, using bright tinfoil as a cover and design element. In 1947, they were the first Krewe to use animation on their floats. In 1955, they had a candy theme parade, complete with floats sprayed with candy flavored aromas.

In addition to themes dedicated to children, the Krewe selects a boy and girl from the local Ronald McDonald House to serve as honorary King and Queen each year.

  • Year founded:  1933
  • Membership:  200 male and female riders
  • Number of floats: 17 floats