The Krewe of Tucks began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students. The name "Krewe of Tucks" comes from the name of the now non-existent Uptown pub where two college students decided to start their own krewe after failing at their attempt to become white flambeaux carriers. Friar Tucks is no longer in business, but the parade rolls on.
The Tucks parade has grown immensely over the years. Originally it was a nighttime parade of pick-up trucks. They changed to a daytime parade in 1983 and joined the traditional Uptown to Downtown route in 1986.
While the group has grown, they make sure to never lose their sense of humor and maintains their “Animal House” reputation. Tucks is recognized for its irreverence and for its satirical floats, including the King's Throne (a giant toilet).
Past Krewe of Tucks kings include comedic actors John Candy and Eugene Levy.
Floats by Kern Studios »