Founded in 1996, the Krewe of Oshun is named for the Yoruba goddess of love and intimacy. Led by the captain aboard a peacock float, the parade includes 20 Barry Barth floats, several bands who participate in a contest, and marching Baby Dolls. Throws include peacock figures and mugs. Oshun’s king is called “Shango.”
Throughout the year, the members of the Krewe of Oshun keeps busy with events for the whole family as well as community service.