PLEASE NOTE: There will be no New Orleans parades in 2021 due to Covid.
- The Krewe of Oshun parade will start at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue and Magazine Street in New Orleans.
- The parade will proceed north until St. Charles Avenue, where the krewe will turn east (right).
- The Krewe of Oshun 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 on Canal until it reaches Tchoupitoulas Street, where it will turn south (right).
- The parade will end at the intersection of Tchoupitoulas Street and Poydras Street.
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.
- Year founded: 1996
- Membership: 300 male & female riders
- Number of floats: 18 floats
- Signature throw: handmade fans