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New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes

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In New Orleans area, Louisiana and Out of State, the Krewes are always getting ready for the next Carnival Season. Not all Krewes put on parades but they all put on celebrations Mardi Gras Style. Check out the different Krewes and see their stories, picture galleries and more. You can even join in on the fun with many of the Krewes offering seats at the biggest “Free Show in the World”.

Home > Mardi Gras > Guide > New Orleans Carnival Krewes and Parades - 79 krewes
Includes: Louisiana Krewes, Out-of-State Krewes

New Orleans Metro Area Mardi Gras Krewes

Ducks of Dixieland, The - New Orleans - an eclectic bunch of men and women: by day they're social workers, graphic artist, schoolteachers, executives, even a member of the coast guard. By carnival, they're Ducks for a day (or two) -- New Orleans Magazine 1998.

Knights of Babylon - New Orleans - The Jester's Club, the sponsoring organization of the Knights of Babylon, was founded on June 24, 1939 by a group of New Orleans professionals who wanted to stage a first-class parade for the public and a first class Tableau Ball for their ladies.

Knights of Nemesis Social Club and Parade - St. Bernard - On May 17, 2004 a group of St. Bernard businessmen and several long time carnival parade riders came together and formed the Knights of Nemesis Social Club and Parade. The Knights of Nemesis mission is to become "A businessman's social club with the intent to promote business and fellowship within St. Bernard Parish."

Knights of Sparta - New Orleans - In 1981, the Knights began parading in Orleans Parish. The Knights are still known for their elaborate bal masque tableaus, now staged at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, and for their traditional, yet innovative, street parade on the first Saturday on the Carnival parade season.

KOE Marching Club - New Orleans - Known officially as the KOE. History events and pics of the krewe.

Krewe d'Etat, Le - New Orleans - heeds only edicts from their Dictator, whose identity is never revealed, and claim the streets of New Orleans annually and present a parade without peer on the Friday before Mardi Gras, or "Fat Friday" as it is now known. Le Krewe d'Etat emerged in 1996 as the preeminent krewe and now boasts numerous floats with many riders.

Krewe du Vieux - New Orleans - A non-profit organization dedicated to the historical and traditional concept of a Mardi Gras parade as a venue for individual creative expression and satirical comment.

Krewe of Apollo de Lafayette - New Orleans - The Mystic Krewe of Apollo was founded in New Orleans in 1969 to foster brotherhood, unity and equality within our society.

Krewe of Aquila - Metairie - Since arriving on the Mardi Gras scene in 1976 this couples and singles club has established itself as an organization that stages one of the most elaborately costumed Carnival balls and street parades of each season.

Krewe of Argus Mardi Gras Parade - Metairie - get information on riding or sponsoring a float in the Argus parade.

Krewe of Armeinius - New Orleans - The Krewe of Armeinius holds New Orleans' most lavish and satirical gay carnival ball. Established in 1969, Armeinius has for 37 years, held a gay carnival ball on the evening of the Saturday before Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Bacchus - New Orleans Mardi GrasKrewe of Bacchus - New Orleans - Krewe of Bacchus has brought both the residents of New Orleans and visitors to "America's most interesting city" one of the greatest free shows on earth. Now, with more than 1,350 members and 33 animated super-floats, the Krewe of Bacchus is revered as one of the most spectacular Krewes in Carnival history. Bacchus, in Greek mythology, was the god of wine & vegetation. He showed mortals how to cultivate grapevines and make wine.
Go to Krewe of Bacchus

Krewe of Barkus - New Orleans - The only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans by and for the canine population is ready to sniff the streets of the French Quarter.

Krewe of Bilge - Slidell - Founded in 1978 by a few local residents who costumed and decorated their boats to parade along with canals of the Eden Isles subdivison in celebration of the Carnival season.

Krewe of Bonaparte - Lafayette, Louisiana - We are happy to introduce this interactive website to our members and friends. While we treasure our traditions, we will strive to improve our utilization of today's technology to better serve our membership.

Krewe of Caesar - Metairie - history, past years, costumes, parades, and more for this Metairie krewe.

Krewe of Carrollton - New Orleans - The Krewe of Carrollton was founded by a group of local businessmen in 1924, parading on Mardi Gras Day in the neighborhood of Carrollton. In 1933, when rain forced the cancellation of most of parades, including Rex, Carrollton presented the only daytime parade of the season.

Krewe of Centurions - Metairie - In 1979 a group of six businessmen got together with a common goal. It was their desire to provide the people of Jefferson Parish with a carnival club which was second to none, although most would agree somewhat different from the norm. They wanted to be able to provide a beautiful presentation each year which would be dedicated to children of all ages.

Krewe of Choctaw - Gretna - This westbank Mardi Gras Krewe first paraded in 1939. There goal is "To promote good fellowship, contribute to civic good, encourage charity and keep alive the great spirit of Mardi Gras."

Krewe of Cleopatra - Gretna - Over 35 years ago it began as a vision of Mardi Gras with the beauty and grace that could only be captured in an all women's carnival organization. Cleopatra, Egypt's mighty ruler was chosen to represent power, dignity and beauty.

Krewe of Cork - New Orleans - "We celebrate wine! Food! Fun!" says King Patrick van Hoorebeek, speaking of the Krewe of Cork. Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Cork is quickly growing into a world famous Mardi Gras and wine industry phenomenon.

Krewe of Dionysus - Slidell - Founded in 1985, the Krewe of Dionysus is a drinking krewe with a Mardi Gras Problem Parading through the streets of Slidell. The Krewe has grown to over 450 members strong and has come to be one of the most attended and enjoyed parades on the Northshore.

Krewe of Endymion - New Orleans - information on the Krewe, history, mythology, parade route. Each year, thousands of Endymion Krewe members and their invited guests are thrilled and entertained by a line-up of world class entertainment and music.

Krewe of Eve - Mandeville - In 1986, six local residents decided to form a ladies' Mardi Gras Parade Krewe. After many weeks of gathering information, they gave a party and invited local women. From this gathering, the Krewe of Eve started with 260 ladies.

Krewe of Excalibur - Metairie - A very nice website for a new Metairie parade organization.

Krewe of Hermes - New Orleans - Founded in 1937, Hermes has paraded longer than any other night parading krewe in New Orleans' Carnival. Held every year at 6:00 p.m. the Friday before Shrove Tuesday.

Krewe of Isis - Metairie - Krewe of Isis is an ALL LADIES Krewe that was chartered in 1973 and as of today, we are the oldest and largest all ladies Mardi Gras organization in Metairie.

Krewe of Jefferson - Metairie - The Krewe of Jefferson is a Mardi Gras Parade for people of all ages. The Krewe has been parading since 1972 and now has 75 truck floats parading on Mardi Gras Day in Metairie, Louisiana.

Krewe of King Arthur - New Orleans - founded in 1977 by the youngest captain in Mardi Gras, this krewe has become renowned for its innovative parade floats and friendly revelers who celebrate life.

Krewe of Kolossos - New Orleans - Eco conscious parade art and entertainment for Mardi Gras and beyond. KOLOSSOS is New Orleans’ premiere Mardi Gras parade performance troupe. Featuring art bike floats, circus performers, dancers, colorful costumes and interactive props, KOLOSSOS can add color to any occasion, event or festival.

Krewe of Little Rascals - New Orleans Mardi GrasKrewe of Little Rascals - New Orleans - The Krewe of Little Rascals is America’s longest running, most flamboyant children’s Mardi Gras Krewe in Carnival history. “Today’s Little Rascals are Tomorrow’s Leaders and Our Hope for the Future”. This is the motto of the Krewe of Little Rascals, a non-profit organization named after Hollywood’s most famous kids group. Now our parade has 14-20 floats each year, including Court floats, Krewe floats and a specially designed float for handicapped riders. Go to Krewe of Little Rascals

Krewe of Mid-City - New Orleans - the fifth oldest continuously parading Mardi Gras Krewe. Pictures, history including historical pictures, events including the Battle of the Bands, parade route, and more. You should also check out their newest site which has the latest news on their innovative look taken into this new era of Mardi Gras traditions.

Krewe of Morpheus - New Orleans - Founded in 2000, the Krewe of Morpheus parades the traditional St. Charles Avenue, Canal Street parade route. Included men and women members.

Krewe of Muses - New Orleans - In The Celebration of Mardi Gras, The strength of womanhood, & the spirit of New Orleans.

Krewe of NOMTOC - New Orleans - Today NOMTOC (New Orleans Most Talked of Club) rolls with 26 floats, ten bands and several marching and riding groups.

Krewe of Okeanos - New Orleans - The Krewe of Okeanos is a New Orleans Mardi Gras Parading Krewe which was organized in 1949 by civic-minded business leaders who were eager to bring a Carnival parade to St. Claude Avenue, their neighborhood's main street.

Krewe of Olympia, The Mystic - Covington - The Mystic Krewe of Olympia parades through Covington on the evening of the second Saturday before Fat Tuesday.

Krewe of Orpheus - New Orleans - founded in 1993 by jazz musician and entertainer, Harry Connick Jr., this krewe has become renowned for its musical themes, innovative floats, and its openness to revelers from all walks of life.

Krewe of Pontchartrain - New Orleans - Why not join the Krewe of Pontchartrain and take a ride on a float in a real New Orleans Mardi Gras parade!

Krewe of Pygmalion - New Orleans - The Krewe of Pygmalion is a carnival organization comprised of men and women, and we are always looking for fun and exciting new members who will continue to make our Krewe one of the best in New Orleans.

Krewe of REX - New Orleans Mardi GrasKrewe of REX - New Orleans - Since the founding of the Rex Organization in 1872 its traditions have helped define Mardi Gras. Rex's Proclamation invites his subjects to the grand celebration of Carnival. His royal colors of purple, green, and gold are to this day the colors of Mardi Gras, and the song played in the first Rex parade, "If Ever I Cease to Love," has become Carnival's anthem. Rex and his Queen preside over the Rex Ball, Carnival's glittering conclusion.
Go to Krewe of REX

Krewe of Selene - Slidell - It was and still is, the only night rolling parade in Slidell. We rode our charter year with a membership of 260 women and stand strong today with almost 500 members.

Krewe of Space Age Love - New Orleans - The Krewe of Space Age Love dedicated to social and political satire. We are a sub-krewe in Krewe du Vieux.

Krewe of Thoth - New Orleans - Thoth parades on the Sunday prior to Fat Tuesday each year through Uptown New Orleans with the most unique route in Mardi Gras. Still holding to our roots we continue to parade on a route designed to pass some of the same institutions that we were organized to pass back in '47.

Krewe of TucksNew Orleans - is widely known as the "Throwin'est Krewe in Mardi Gras," how to join the Krewe info, next year's scheduled parade and ball, photos, and more.

Krewe of Underwear - New Orleans - As a founding sub-krewe of Krewe du Vieux, Underwear is a leader in theme and float creativity, satire, obscenity, and general crazed celebration.

Krewe of Zulu - New Orleans - info on the krewe, parade route, history, and more. Of all the throws to rain down from the many floats in the parades during carnival, the Zulu coconut or "Golden Nugget" is the most sought after. The earliest reference to the coconut appears to be about 1910 when the coconuts were given from the floats in their natural "hairy" state.

Phunny Phorty Phellows - New Orleans - The modern organization was revived in 1981 by a small group of friends and Mardi Gras enthusiasts. It has continued without interruption to the present day. In 1982 we also began a tradition of riding the streetcar line (in a streetcar) and proclaiming the arrival of the Carnival season on Twelfth Night.

Wild Magnolias - New Orleans - The Mardi Gras Indians were black working-class groups that are part secret and spiritual society and part neighborhood social club. Fifteen or so tribes parade on Mardi Gras Day, chanting, singing, and beating percussion instruments. They are costumed in elaborate, handmade outfits that fancifully recall the dress of Native Americans, complete with feathers, ornate beadwork, and enormous head dresses.

Out of Town Louisiana Mardi Gras Krewes

Karnival Krewe de Louisiane' - Baton Rouge - The purpose of the Krewe is to raise funds for cancer research, cancer education and indigent cancer patient care in the Baton Rouge area primarily through its membership and annual Mardi Gras Ball.

Krewe de Charlie Sioux - Lake Charles, Louisiana - The purpose of the Krewe is to promote Mardi Gras and share cultural experiences as well as developing tourism in Lake Charles and Sioux City.

Krewe du lac - Lake Charles, Louisiana - Krewe du Lac memorializes this spirit when every year we commemorate the romantic lore of the swashbuckling Jean Lafitte in the celebration we now call the Mardi Gras.

Krewe Fleur de Lis - Alexandria, Louisiana - Krewe Fleur de Lis was established February 2005. The women revelers will host a ball for its members and their guests every year during the Mardi Gras season along with other special events. The revelers participate in the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association parade.

Krewe of Apollo - Baton Rouge - Find current news, calendar of events, king and queen info, charity info, krewe archives, photos, members only, store and more.

Krewe of Apollo - Lafayette, Louisiana - In 1976. Apollo became a unique organization with the introduction of a sister krewe, Apollo de Lafayette. Founded and organized by Mr. Roland Dobson, the organization staged its first Bal Masque in 1977.

Krewe of Artemis - Baton Rouge - We are the only all ladies parading organization in Baton Rouge. We feel that we have a great website. Our members love the intro and it is great info about our parade in Baton Rouge.

Krewe Bayou Le Roux - Alexandria, Louisiana - Krewe Bayou Le Roux "KBLR" was organized March 1, 2009. KBLR is an exclusive, private, social non-profit Mardi Gras Krewe open to singles and couples. We provide social activities for the members and perform at least one charitable function each year.

Krewe of Carnivale en Rio - Lafayette, Louisiana - Lafayette's newest krewe, 500 memebrs strong, brings all the excitement of Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro to Acadiana with a ball on Twelfth Night and a 22-float parade two Saturdays before Fat Tuesday.

Krewe of Centaur - Shreveport, Louisiana - Visitors are welcome! Follow the various links to find out more about the Krewe of Centaur, its annual parade (one of the largest in the State of Louisiana), and how you can join.

Krewe of Hercules - Houma Mardi GrasKrewe of Hercules - Houma, Louisiana - The Krewe of Hercules has been dazzling the revelers with their spectacular floats and generosity of Mardi Gras beads and collectibles throws for years. This year will be the largest parade ever lead by a celebrity Grand Marshal, two Mega Floats, two Super-Tandem Floats, and 27 Super Floats carrying over 700 revelers bombarding excited crowds with millions of beads and throws.
Go to Krewe of Hercules

Out of Town Louisiana Mardi Gras Krewes cont’d.

Krewe of Highland - Shreveport, Louisiana - Online photo gallery and video with member info and more.

Krewe of Houmas - Houma - the oldest existing Mardi Gras carnival club in Terrebonne Parish. Unlike many of the New Orleans Mardi Gras organizations whose names were derived from mythology, the Krewe of Houmas decided to honor the first settlers to our area: the Houmas Indians.

Krewe of Lyonnesse - Baton Rouge - The Krewe of Lyonesse, Children's Mardi Gras Krewe of Baton Rouge, was established in 1996 with the intent of providing a wholesome atmosphere wherein children and their families could experience Mardi Gras. It is the mission of our Krewe of Lyonnesse, the Children's Mardi Gras Krewe of Baton Rouge, to celebrate family while enjoying the southern Louisiana tradition of Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale - Baton Rouge - We are the city's oldest parading Mardi Gras krewe and have provided many years of carnival fun for the people of the capital city. Our parades are family oriented and good for all ages.

Krewe of Orion - Baton Rouge - A major Baton Rouge parade. From its beginning, the Krewe of Orion has worked to share the tradition and spirit of Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge. It will continue to "hunt" for ways to promote tourism, community spirit, and goodwill among the citizens of our area.

Krewe of Sophia - Alexandria, Louisiana - Sophia is the Goddess of Wisdom. Therefore, she is the perfect representative for our krewe. This private krewe will only be open to women who are involved in the education field.

Krewe of Southdowns - Baton Rouge - organizes a yearly night flambeaux (torch) parade in Baton Rouge.

Krewe Of Triton - Lafayette, Louisiana - The krewe hosts dinners, parties, and many other functions year-round, in anticipation of the annual street parade, held the Friday before Mardi Gras, and the annual ball, held at the Lafayette Cajundome the Saturday before Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Troubadours - Lafayette, Louisiana - The Krewe of Troubadours is based in Lafayette, LA. For over five decades, members of the Troubadours have celebrated Mardi Gras with lavish costumes and regality found anywhere during the Mardi Gras season.

Krewe of Victoria - Lafayette, Louisiana - Annual events and the tableaux take an original direction often combining the Victorian age with South Louisiana's Mardi Gras madness.

Krewe of Xanadu' - Lafayette, Louisiana - We started in 1990 and formed a Krewe that has grown into the wonderful organization you see today. Ladies then started wearing large hot pink beads to go with the pink wigs.

Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade and Ball - Baton Rouge - Their Mardi Gras ball is open to the general public.

Out of State Mardi Gras Krewes

Krewe of Andres de Pez - Pensacola, Florida - Has a New Orleans style Mardi gras parade in downtown Pensacola.

Krewe de Bienville - Mobile, Alabama - Mobile's oldest civic Mardi Gras organization with a good brief history of Mobile Mardi Gras.

Krewe Of Lafitte - Pensacola, Florida - is the largest all male Mardi Gras Krewe in the Florida Panhandle. The Krewe was formed in 1953 to promote a means to celebrate Carnival.

Krewe of Olympus - Houston, Texas - a largely gay Mardi Gras krewe dedicated to preserving the tradition of Mardi Gras and to raising funds for community charities.

Mobile Mystics Mardi Gras Association - Mobile, Alabama - Mardi Gras Society in Mobile Alabama which has an annual Mardi Gras parade and Mardi Gras ball and throws Mardi Gras beads, moon pies and other Mardi Gras trinkets.

Order of Inca - Mobile, Alabama - A major Mobile Mardi Gras parade.

Ye Loyal Krewe of Samuel Bellamy - Gasparilla, Florida - Ye Loyal Krewe of Samuel Bellamy was founded in 2000 and is a non-profit Pirate Krewe participating in parades in the Tampa Bay Area including Gasparilla while supporting our community through our outreach program.

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