Krewe of Excellence Parade

1608 Texas St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457
PHONE: 318-491-3091

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at 1608 Texas St. at the former Goldman Equipment location. From there, the parade will proceed eastbound on Texas Street before turning south on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. It will proceed along MLK Drive until it reaches University Parkway, where it will end in the parking lot of Northwestern State’s Watson Library.

The Krewe of Excellence’s inaugural parade will feature the Krewe of Dionysos of Natchitoches, the Krewe of Harambee and Krewe of Oceanus of Shreveport and the Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival. Along with particpants from area schools, the parade will include bands from high schools in Shreveport and Alexandria, dance teams, scout troops and civic leaders from around the area. Natchitoches City Council Member Betty Sawyer-Smith has been selected as Grand Marshall to preside over the parade.    

The public is invited to attend the parade or any of the Krewe of Excellence’s preceding events including a Jazz coffee social at 9:30 a.m. at Breadhouse Nakatosh located at 1202 Texas St., a flag raising ceremony for the Krewe of Excellence banner at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Drive triangle park  or the 12 p.m. float-loading party which will be located at the beginning of the parade route. Contact Oghale at 318-491-3091 or Ralph at 318-332-8254 for information.