"ALLA Dives Deep"
Location: Uptown New Orleans, St. Charles Route
Date: February 18, 2022 - Time: 7:00 p.m.
Year Founded: 1932
KREWE OF ALLA PHOTO LIBRARY
The Krewe of Alla
The Krewe of Alla was established in 1932.
Its board of directors has adopted Bylaws that remove the krewe's
all-male distinction, which it held for 82 years. It is anticipated
that Alla will draw couples and families (children age 16 and older)
who want to join in the merriment and fellowship that Carnival clubs
The Krewe of Alla was formed November 19, 1932, and was originally
sponsored by the West Side Carnival and Social Club, Inc. The group
was reorganized July 26, 1977 as the Golden Gryphon Society, Inc.
Since its formation, the krewe has staged a total of 75 annual street
parades, one 75th anniversary parade, one Gretna Kick-Off parade,
and 11 river parades. Due to World War II, Alla did not stage its
annual street pageant for the years 1942 to 1945. In 1968, the parade
was postponed twice because of inclement weather, and was cancelled
for an entire season.
The Krewe of Alla is known for its bright, beautiful floats designed
by Blaine Kern Artists, Inc., its outstanding bands and marching
groups, and generous riders whose throws please paradgoers. In 2014,
Alla moves from its tradition Westbank route to the St. Charles
Ave. Route in Uptown New Orleans.
The Krewe of Alla was formed in 1932 with only 35 members. In 1978
the Krewe reorganized as the Golden Gryphon Society, Inc. The Krewe
of Alla celebrated it's 75th year in 2007 with 550 members.They
put on their biggest and most spectacular parade on the streets
with the most talented local and out of state bands.
The Krewe of Alla, carnival's fourth oldest parading
group, was founded by the Westside Social and Carnival Club, and
presented its inaugural parade with a single float on Fat Tuesday,
1933. The 500 member, all male krewe takes its name from an abbreviation
of Algiers, Louisiana - the New Orleans West Bank community through
which it travels. Alla staged 10 river parades and nearly 30 tableau
balls at the Municipal Auditorium before reorganizing under the
auspices of the Golden Gryphon Society in 1978. Alla's king and
queen are called the Maharajah and the Maharanee. Alla tradionally
presents the largest parade on the West Bank.