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Metairie Krewes Get Legal Reprieve!!


Due to infractions during the 2014 Carnival season, two Jefferson Parish krewes lost their parade permits. Both went to court to see redress and both received relief. The krewes are Zeus and Adonis.

Adonis permanent revocation was reduced to a $500 fine, and has asked to parade in Terrytown in 2015 before withdrawing their application after an email campaign was largely negative. The parish attorney said if Adonis has any new infractions, their permit will be revoked. I’ve written before about Jefferson Parish losing parades.

Here’s another story about Zeus backing off their St. Charles Parish application.

Krewe of Zeus

Krewe of Zeus

Zeus revocation was reduced to a one year suspension. The krewe is considering appealing that ruling. Zeus has traditionally paraded on Lundi Gras, but would lose that date after their one season suspension was served. Zeus started parading in 1958, making them the oldest Jefferson krewe.

Both krewes got into trouble with a 2009 Jefferson Parish ordinance that set standards for Mardi Gras parades. For the first time, krewes were required to field a minimum number of floats, bands, and riders. Zeus lost their permit because of four violations after their 2014 parade. Adonis didn’t have enough riders for their 2014 parade, which caused the city council to act.

The krewes think they were victims of an overzealous city council and went to court for relief. The court was accommodating, and obviously felt along the same lines as the krewe. I kind of agree, and think all krewes deserve a serious warning or two before their permit is pulled, a draconian measure to say the least. Of course, it’s more draconian in Orleans Parish than Jefferson, since Orleans has a moratorium on new parades and Jefferson doesn’t.

Either way it’s up to both krewes to show the court and the people of Jefferson they are viable parading krewes in 2015 and beyond.

2011 New Orleans Metro Area Mardi Gras Parade Schedule


Thursday, Jan 6

6pm  Phunny Phorty Phellows – New Orleans’ only Streetcar parade!

6pm Joan of Arc Parade, French Quarter

Sunday, Feb 6

1pm Troy, Slidell

Sunday, Feb 13

1pm Slidellians, Slidell

Saturday, Feb 19

Noon Bilge, Slidell

7pm  Krewe du Vieux, French Quarter & Marigny

Sunday, Feb 20

11am Lil’ Rascals, Metairie

1 pm Perseus, Slidell

Friday, Feb 25

6 pm Krewe of Pericles, Ponchatoula

6:30pm Cleopatra, West Bank

6:30pm Oshun, Uptown

7pm Eve, Mandeville

7pm Atlas, Metairie

7pm Gladiators, St. Bernard

7:30pm Pygmalion, Uptown

Saturday, Feb 26

Noon Alladin, West Bank

Noon Ponchartrain, Uptown

5:30pm Olympia, Covington

6pm Sparta, Uptown

6pm Caesar, Metairie

7pm Pegasus, New Orleans

7pm Mona Lisa, Slidell

Sunday, February 27

Noon Carrollton, Uptown

Noon Alla, West Bank

1pm Dionysus, Slidell

1:15pm King Arthur, Uptown

2:30pm Rhea, Metairie

5:30pm Centurians, Metairie

6pm Jupiter, Baton Rouge

Tuesday, March 1

6pm Ancient Druids, Uptown

6:45pm Morpheus, Uptown

Wednesday, March 2

6pm Saturn, Uptown

6:45 pm Muses, Uptown

7pm Thor, Metairie

Thursday, March 3

5:45pm Babylon, Uptown

6:30pm Chaos, Uptown

7pm Excalibur, Metairie

Friday, March 4

6pm Hermes, Uptown

6:30pm Krewe d’Etat, Uptown

6:30pm Selene, Slidell

6:30pm Aquila, Metairie

7pm Orpheus, Mandeville

7pm Aphrodite, St. Bernard

7:30pm Knights of Jason, Metairie

Saturday, March 5

9am Bush, Bush

11:30am NOMTOC, West Bank

Noon Iris, Uptown

12:30pm Ulysses, West Bank

1pm Tucks, Uptown

2pm MCCA, Bogalusa

4:15pm Endymion, Mid City

6pm Isis, Metairie

Sunday, March 6

10am Tchefuncte, Mandeville

11am Okeanos, Uptown

11:30am Thoth, Uptown

Noon Poseidon, West Bank

Noon Mercury, Metairie

1pm Adonis, West Bank

2:30pm Mid City, Uptown

5:15pm Bacchus, Uptown

5:30pm Napoleon, Metairie

Monday, March 7

5:15pm Proteus, Uptown

5:45pm Orpheus, Uptown

6:30pm Zeus, Metairie


8:30am Zulu, Uptown

10am Rex, Uptown

10am Argus, Metairie

11am Elks Jefferson, Metairie  Truck Parade

After Elks Jefferson, Elks Krewe of Jeffersonians, Metairie  Truck Parade

11am Grela, West Bank

After Grela, Elks Gretna, West Bank  Truck Parade

11am Lions, Covington

11am Elks Orleans, Uptown Truck Parade

After Elks Crescent City, Uptown Truck Parade

Noon Chactow, West Bank

1pm Skunks, Lacombe

1pm Chahta, Lacombe

1:30pm Folsom, Folsom

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