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Krewe of Orpheus

Let the Good Times Roll

Mardi Gras is February 21, and Carnival season is in full swing. Come experience this one-of-a-kind celebration in NOLA.
What's Happening
  • Krewe of Cleopatra Parade
    The Krewe of Cleopatra is named for the Egyptian Queen of the Nile, an actual person rather than a mythological figure like the namesakes of most Mardi Gras krewes. The club was founded in 1972 as the...
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  • Krewe of Pontchartrain
    Pontchartrain was appointed as France’s Minister of Marine during the reign of Louis XIV. Chartered in 1975 as the decade’s first new parade in Orleans Parish, the krewe derives its name from the lake...
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  • Krewe of Carrollton
    This parading club was founded in 1924 and is named after the uptown neighborhood of Carrollton – once a small township located on the edge of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. The group started...
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  • Krewe of Muses
    The nine Muses were the daughters of Zeus in Greek mythology. In New Orleans several uptown streets bear their names. This club was founded in 2000 and is made up of a group of women who describe...
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  • 53rd Annual Greasing of the Poles
    The Royal Sonesta New Orleans will host its annual signature event the Greasing of the Poles at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 17 with the 2023 theme “ Grease Like a Royal. ”  Renowned...
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  • Krewe of Hermes
    During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Carnival schedule had shrunk to only three parades staged on Mardi Gras Eve and on Fat Tuesday. To offer visitors more days to enjoy the pleasures of the...
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  • Le Krewe D'Etat
    Le Krewe D’Etat was founded in 1996 to help resurrect the traditional satirical style of Mardi Gras parades. The club’s first appearance in 1998 was well-received by parade critics and by the general...
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  • Krewe of Endymion
    Named for the Olympian god of fertility and eternal youth, the largest krewe in Mardi Gras history was founded in 1967 as a small neighborhood venture in the Bayou St. John-Gentilly area. By 1974,...
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