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.

Join the Krewe of Okeanos


Do you want to lead the parades on the final Sunday of Mardi Gras? We have a few rider positions currently open. If you’d like to apply to join our merry krewe, just click the button to download our Membership Application Form.
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Pay Krewe Dues

Parade Info


  • 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.

Important Dates

2016/2017 Krewe of Okeanos Events
Fish Fry –  Friday, August 12, 2016 – 7:00 PM – Metairie Lion’s  Club, 1626 Metairie Rd (tentative)
Annual Golf Tournament – Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 9:00 am shotgun start – Belle Terre Country Club.
Float Lt Meeting – Sunday, October 9, 2016 – 10:00 AM – The Captain’s House
Court Rehearsal – Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 10:00 AM – N.O. Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal Street
Coronation Ball  – Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 8:00 PM – N.O. Sheraton Hotel
For room reservations call 504-525-2500, certain restrictions apply.
Reserve early, limited number of rooms and cutoff date applies.
Doors open at 7:00 PM / Ball starts at 8:00 PM and runs to Midnight
Men’s Attire: Black Tie or Dark Suit
Ladies Attire: Floor Length Gown (No Exceptions!)
Seating is limited so get your extra guest admissions early!
Open House – Sunday, January 29, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM – Okeanos Den, 4525 N. Robertson St
Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets, we will draw the winners,
You can order your throws, check out the floats, live music, food!
Past King’s Luncheon – TBD.
King’s Party – Thursday, February 23, 2017 – 8:00 to 11:00 PM – D Day Museum.
Load Floats at The Den – 4525 N. Robertson St.
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
Parade – Sunday, February 26, 2017 – Embassy Suites Hotel – 7:30 AM

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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