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To celebrate our 30th anniversary we are bringing it back to our 90's roots! Join Monarchs Darren Criss and Joey Fatone along with 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, 0-Town's Erik-Michael Estrada, All-4-One's Jamie Jones and Ryan Cabrera along with The Party Crashers, The Mixed Nuts and Sugar Shaker for 8 hours of live music and dancing. Ticket price includes table seating, drink set-ups and up-close parade view. BYOL. Event is STRICTLY formal. Tuxedos and/or floor-length gowns. 

2023 Monarchs

Every year since its inception in 1993, Orpheus has had a Celebrity Monarch  reign over the Krewe of Orpheus. Get updated on our site to see who will lead our parade in 2023!

Darren Criss
Darren Criss
Joey Fatone
Joey Fatone

Historic Monarchs

Dark Dictums of Childhood

Our theme for 2023 comes from creations brought together from the mind of Derek Franklin, Manuel Ponce and the Mardi Gras World Team.


Orpheus Flowers

We're thrilled to share that the Krewe of Orpheus is putting local artists to work, offering hand-crafted pieces of floral artwork for the first time in parade history. 🌼

Click the link below to order yours today!


1. When is the Orpheus Parade?

        The Krewe of Orpheus Parade has been cancelled for 2021, but will return February 28, 2022 beginning at 6:00pm.

2. How can I ride in the parade?

         Only members of the Krewe are allowed to ride in the parade.

3. Can anybody join the Krewe of Orpheus?

           All men and women of good character are welcome to apply for membership.

4. How do you become a member of the Krewe of Orpheus?

         Please contact our office at (504) 822-7200.

5. Are there activities besides the parade for Krewe Members?

        We have several social events throughout the year including Open House and the Captain’s Party.

6. Can I go to the Orpheuscapade if I’m not a member?

         The Orpheuscapade is open to the public. To purchase tickets, please contact our office at (504) 822-7211.


Join the Krewe

Krewe of Orpheus

P.O. Box 19265

New Orleans, LA, 70179


Membership Information is now available