Natchitoches Mardi Gras
Krewe of Dionysus
Formed in 1995, the Krewe of Dionysus has over 300 members. This family friendly night time parade consists of a dozen or more super floats, lots of throws including beads, cups & specialty items and marching bands. The Krewe gathers on Highway 1, South Drive for their float loading party early in the day and the parade begins around 5:30pm. Families are urged to set up along the parade route and tail gate with their family and friends. The route continues along Highway 1/South Drive north to Keyser Avenue and crosses the bridge over Cane River Lake to Jefferson Street and the Landmark Historic District.
The parade winds through the historic district and Front Street amidst 1000s of voices yelling “Throw me something mister”.
Krewe of Dionysus Parade Route
The parade begins on Highway 1/South Drive (across from Maggio’s Package Liquor), travels North to Keyser Avenue, turns left, crosses the bridge over Cane River Lake and takes a right on to Jefferson Street, continuing along Front Street, turns left onto Lafayette, then takes another left onto Second Street, and ends at City Hall.
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