What is the theme for the 2018 parade?
The theme for 2018 has not been announced yet! Please check back soon!
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 $10. 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 Barkus are donated to dog and other animal organizations all over Louisiana.
Proceeds from Barkus 2017 benefited Animal Rescue New Orleans, Jefferson SPCA, Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue, Humane Society of Louisiana, Southern Animal Foundation, and the SULA Foundation. Barkus also supports the Louisiana Search and Rescue Team.
How do I buy tickets to the Barkus Ball?
Individual tickets for this humans-only ball can be purchased for $100.00 each. The Barkus Ball includes an open bar, delicious food, a presentation of the King and Queen, DJ and raffle with numerous gifts and prizes.
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, delicious food, and entertainment.
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus is a non-profit organization founded by Wood Enterprises.