The Mardi Gras "Krewes" are the organizations that stage the New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades. Here's the list in order of appearance. Remember, the date of Mardi Gras changes every year. So, for this year's schedule click here.
The Phunny Phorty Phellows, is the Krewe that starts off the Carnival Season every year with a Street Car ride on Twelfth Night
Krewe Du Vieux is one of only two Mardi Gras Parades that still roll in the French Quarter. The Krewe is made up of subkrewes. This is not a parade for children or the easily offended. It's not for the religious or politically devout. But, if you're one with a great sense of humor and love satire this is the parade for you.
Krewe Delusion follows Krewe Du Vieux in the French Quarter and is irreverant satire.
4. Krewe Of OshunOshun, a goddess similar to Venus in the African People of Brizil, Haiti and Cuba. The Krewe of Oshun rolls on the first Friday of the first weekend of Carnival Parades.
5. Krewe of PygmalionPygmalion is the kong of Cyprus in Greek Mythology. Pygmalion rolls on the Friday of the first weekend of Carnival parades.
6. Krewe of PonchartrainPonchartrain was France's Minister of Marine during Louis XIV's reign. Lake Pontchartrain on the Northern border of New Orleans is named for him. Pontchartrain rolls on the Saturday of the first weekend of Carnival Parades.
7. Krewe of Shangri-LaAn all women krewe rolls on the Saturday of the first weekend of Carnival parades.
8. Krewe of SpartaThe Krewe of Sparta is an all-male parade. The Captian of Sparta always leads the parade riding a white stallion. The Krewe of Sparta rolls on Saturday of the first weekend of Carnival parades.
9. Kewe of PegasusPegasus is the white-winged horse born of the blood of Medusa in Greek Mythology. Pegasus rolls on the Saturday of the first weekend of Carnival parades.
10. Krewe of CarrolltonThe Krewe of Carrollton is named for a small Uptown New Orleans neighborhood and was started by neighbors in 1924. Carrollton rolls on the Sunday of the first weekend of Carnival parades.