Original Krewe of Orpheus Parade Route

in Mandeville
  • The Original Krewe of Orpheus parade will begin at the intersection of Ashbury Drive and Highway 190 (Emerald Road) in Covington, Louisiana.
  • The parade will head west on 190, merging with Highway 22 through town.
  • The parade will turn southeast on the West Causeway Approach and follow the road all the way down to its intersection with North Causeway Boulevard.
  • The krewe will proceed under North Causeway and follow the eastern approach to the causeway eastwards to the intersection with 190.
Original Krewe of Orpheus logo

In 1987, eleven businessmen set out to form a new carnival krewe that would bring a first-class parade to Mandeville. Today, more than 30 years later, Orpheus is the Northshore's premier men's carnival organization.

The krewe is famous for its handmade Pineloon throws (a pinecone on a gold double base, sprayed purple, green and gold and sprinkled with gold glitter). Legend has it that those who catch an Orpheus Pineloon and display it in their home will experience good fortune all year long.

The Original Krewe of Orpheus rolls on the Friday before Mardi Gras every year down the traditional Mandeville route. The official call and response of the hearty Krewe is: "HAIL ORPHEUS"... "HAIL YES"