Location: Uptown New Orleans, St. Charles Route
Date: February 4, 2024 - Time: 1:00 p.m.
Year Founded: 1977
Membership Size: over 2200
KREWE OF KING ARTHUR PHOTO LIBRARY
the Krewe of King Arthur
Each year, the Krewe of King Arthur's 2200+ members are best known for their afternoon parade on the first Sunday of Mardi Gras, commonly known as "family Sunday" in the Carnival schedule. The King Arthur parade strolls down beautiful St. Charles Avenue on the historic Uptown New Orleans route before turning onto Canal Street in front of tens of thousands of spectators of all ages. Dozens of marching units (floats, bands, etc.) make up the King Arthur procession. Prized throws include special beads for each King Arthur float.
King Arthur is more than just a parade, however. The Krewe also holds its annual Bal Masque (masked ball) where King Arthur and Queen Guenevere are presented to fellow krewe members as well as the carnival community. Krewe members are active in local civic and charitable organizations.
the History of the Krewe of King Arthur
The idea of starting the Krewe of King Arthur began as early as 1971 in a classrooms of Ms. Adele Fisher and Susan Lavesseur at Marrero Middle School. Ms. Fisher taught reading and Ms. Lavesseur taught Math. Philip Fricano, Jr. and Carl Scivicque, Jr. (at the time both were 13 years old) were friends who tossed the idea back and forth about a new Westbank krewe. It was plain simple talking back and forth about how we could start a Mardi Gras krewe . The talks continued for several years. In their senior year of high school 1976 at West Jefferson High School, Philip became the editor of the yearbook and Carl was the associate editor.