Our Parade Route!
Each year, the Krewe of King Arthur’s members are best known for their afternoon parade on the first Sunday of Mardi Gras, commonly known as “Family Sunday” in the Carnival schedule. The Krewe of King Arthur is the third of three parades but we are only one of two that day that are given the opportunity to start at Jefferson and Magazine Street. We then we then continue the merriment by traversing down Napoleon Avenue and beautiful St. Charles Avenue on the historic uptown New Orleans route before turning onto Canal Street in front of tens of thousands of spectators of all ages. Dozens of marching units (bands, dancers, etc.) make up the the Krewe of King Arthur’s parade which ends at the intersection of Poydras and Tchoupitoulas Street. Prized throws you can catch during our parade include coveted King Arthur Grails, a wide variety of doubloons, assorted krewe trinkets and special beads.
The Krewe of King Arthur is more than just a parade, however. Each year, the Krewe also holds its annual Bal Masqué, a black-tie event where King Arthur and Queen Guinevere are presented in all their glory to fellow krewe members and the carnival community. Krewe members are also active in local civic and charitable organizations including The Camelot Nation, the philanthropic arm of the Krewe of King Arthur.