Krewe Of Barkus – Bark to the Future
This parade has gone to the dogs: Krewe of Barkus actually puts on one of the most adorable parades in New Orleans during the Carnival season. This year, the Krewe of Barkus parade will roll on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2 pm. As always, parade dogs and their two-legged friends will line up at Armstrong Park (N. Rampart at St. Ann). The parade will then make its way through the French Quarter. This year’s Theme is “Bark to the Future: Barkus returns to the 80s.”
Krewe of Barkus Background
The Krewe was founded back in 1992 and became a non-profit organization in 1993. The parade was envisioned by Thomas Wood at a Margaret Orr Fan Club meeting at Good Friends Bar where members complained that Thomas’ pet was neurotic. In response, Thomas Wood created the Krewe of Barkus parade and made his pet, Jo Jo McWood, the Queen of her own parade and captain for life. Thus, a canine tradition joined Mardi Gras.
Have a BARKING Good Time
This is the only dog parade in New Orleans during the Carnival season. The human owners will walk, pull and strut through the French Quarter with their costumed and bedazzled pets. Beads, cups and, of course, dog treats are the customary throws during the Krewe of Barkus parade. The Krewe of Barkus is one of the best ways to spend a Sunday afternoon with great music, beads, and of course a lots and lots of adorable dogs of all sizes, shapes and costumes. This parade is fun for the entire family!
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