An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans

– Mark Twain

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About Krewe of Okeanos

Okeanos is a New Orleans Original

The Krewe of Okeanos is a New Orleans Mardi Gras Parading Krewe organized in 1949 by civic-minded business leaders who were eager to bring a Carnival parade to St. Claude Avenue, their neighborhood’s main street. The club is named for the Greek god of oceans and fertile valleys and is sponsored by the Sonaeko (Okeanos spelled backwards) Club.

Okeanos presented its first ball and parade in 1950. The original parade route has changed, we now roll on the extended Uptown Route. In place of the traditional bal masque, the club presents an elegant Coronation Ball at which its queen is selected by lottery.

2016/2017 Calendar of Events

Fish FryFriday, August 12, 2016 – 7:00 PMThanks to all who participated!
Annual Golf TournamentSaturday, October 8, 2016Thanks everyone!
Float Lt MeetingSunday, October 9, 2016
General Membership Meeting – Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 7:00 PM – Metairie Lion’s Club
Court Rehearsal – Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 10:00 AM – N.O. Sheraton Hotel
Coronation Ball  – Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 8:00 PM – N.O. Sheraton Hotel Click to Buy Your Tickets
Den Open House – Sunday, January 29, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM – 4525 N. Robertson St

King’s Party – Thursday, February 23, 2017 – 6:30 to 9:30 PM – BB’s Stage Door Canteen @ National WWII Museum Click to Buy Your Tickets
Past King’s Luncheon – Date, time & location to be determined
Load Floats at Den
Thursday, February 23, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 1:00PM
Friday, February 24, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 9:00 AM to Noon
Our Parade – Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Meet at 7:30 AM – Embassy Suites Hotel

Parade Route


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  • The Krewe of Okeanos parade will start at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street in New Orleans.
  • The parade will proceed east along Magazine until Napoleon Avenue, where the krewe will turn north.
  • The Krewe of Okeanos will follow Napoleon north until St. Charles Street, where the parade will turn east.
  • The krewe will follow St. Charles all the way to Lee Circle, around the circle and back on St. Charles northward to Canal Street.
  • At Canal, the parade turn northwest. At the intersection of University Place and Canal Street, the krewe will turn around and head southeast.
  • At the interesection of Canal and Tchoupitoulas Street, the parade will turn south on Tchoupitoulas.
  • The parade continues on Tchoupitoulas and ends at Poydras St.

Join the Krewe of Okeanos

Do you want to lead the parades on the final Sunday of Mardi Gras?

We still have a few rider positions available. If you’d like to apply to join our merry krewe, just click the button to download our Membership Application Form or click the button to pay your dues on-line.

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Shop at the Krewe of Okeanos Store

Looking for exclusive Krewe of Okeanos beads, parade throws and merchandise? We’ve got that and more in our exclusive Krewe Store. Whether you’re buying for yourself, a friend or loved one… you’ll find the best prices in the city at the Krewe of Okeanos Store. Just click the button below to start shopping.

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