The Krewe du Vieux Parade Route begins on the corner of Franklin Ave. and Royal Street in New Orleans.
The parade will progress on Royal until it turns left at Frenchmen.
The parade will proceed on Frenchmen until it turns right on Decatur towards St. Philip.
At St. Philip St., the parade will turn right for two blocks and then takes a left on Royal.
It continues on Royal through the French Quarter and turns left on St. Peter.
Proceeds on St. Peter for two blocks and turns right on Decatur.
Stays on Decatur, crosses Canal St. onto Magazine in the CBD and takes a left on Gravier for one block and turns right on Tchoupitoulas St.
Parades on Tchoupitoulas all the way to Julia St. where it takes a right and proceeds on Julia to O’Keefe Avenue
Takes a right on O’Keefe until it reaches its final destination at O’Keefe and Lafayette St.
The Krewe du Vieux (KdV) was founded in 1987, born from the ashes of the fabled Krewe of Clones. The Clones began in 1978, based out of the Contemporary Arts Center. This “Art Parade” became wildly popular for their imaginative and creative street performance art. By 1985, the Krewe of Clones had grown to 30 subkrewes and over 1500 marchers.
|The Krewe du Vieux’s seventeen subkrewes will each present their own interpretations of the theme. Subkrewes include the Krewe of C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe of Underwear, Seeds of Decline, Krewe of Mama Roux, Krewe of L.E.W.D., Krewe of Drips and Dis- charges, Krewe of K.A.O.S., Knights of Mondu, T.O.K.I.N., Krewe Rue Bourbon, Krewe de C.R.A.P.S., Mystic Krewe of Spermes, Mystic Krewe of Comatose, Mystic Krewe of Inane, and Krewe du Mishigas.
Also marching will be many of the city’s top brass bands. Showcasing the local brass band talent is one of many Krewe du Vieux traditions not eligible for coverage under the health care reform bill.