The Krewe of Barkus is celebrating the 24th Year
What is the theme for the 2016 parade?
"From The Dog House to the White House " is the theme for the 24th year of the Mystic Krewe of Barkus. Feel free to explore creative costuming while keeping in mind that we are calling attention to homeless animals in shelters across our area waiting to be adopted into a good home.
Who is the King of Barkus?The King for this year is King Alex, the son of Diane Lundeen
What do I receive for my registration fees?
The krewe member will be given credentials and directions regarding their color-coded lineup before the start of the parade, a certificate of membership, and food/drink tickets redeemable at food/beverage booths day-of parade. Non-krewe members are not allowed to walk in the parade but are welcome to enjoy the festivities day of the parade, 10:30am-'til.
What forms of payment does the Krewe of Barkus accept?
The Krewe of Barkus accepts checks made payable to Krewe of Barkus, as well as VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. If you choose to register online, please know that our site is secure.
What about the humans with the krewe members?
Each krewe member's registration includes one human escort. Additional human guests can walk with the krewe member by purchasing an escort pass for $8. Escort passes can be purchased online, at registration outlets and are available day-of-parade at the Registration Desk. Esteemed Levels of registration: Lucky Dog, Leader of the Pack and Top Dog include two, two and four human escorts, respectively.
Where do I go the day of the parade?
Plan to arrive early so that the krewe member (and the human escorts) have ample time to transition into the proper state of mind for this experience. The pre-parade Pawty starts at 10:30 am. On the corners of North Rampart and Orleans Avenue. Doggie and people drinks will be flowing along with all the appropriate New Orleans food items to consume at will. It is the pre-parade Pawty, so plan to hang and witness the mass of paws take to the streets of the French Quarter and the Pawty will continue until...
Where can I see the royal court the day of the parade?
The royal court is introduced at the stage before the start of the parade lineup. Royalty always leads the parade, so they are positioned in the front of all canine subjects.
Who receives the proceeds from Barkus parade and events?
Proceeds from BarkusWho receives the proceeds from Barkus parade and events?
Proceeds from Barkus 2015 will benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans, Jefferson SPCA, Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue, Humane Society of Louisiana, Southern Animal Foundation, SULA Foundation. Barkus also supports the Louisiana Search and Rescue Team.
How do I buy tickets to the Barkus Ball?
Tickets for this humans-only ball can be purchased for $100.00 each. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $1000, and include reserved seating for 8, four passes to VIP reviewing stand at Good Friends (12noon-5pm), four passes to VIP tent 10:30-2pm), two signed & numbered posters and two official Krewe of Barkus t-shirts. All ball attendees enjoy the open bar, food, and entertainment. The ball is Friday, January 29th six p.m. to 10 p.m.$100 per person includes open bar, food presentation of the King and Queen, DJ and raffle with numerous gifts and prizes at the Windsor Court 300 Gravier.
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus is a non-profit organization founded by Wood Enterprises.