There have been numerous queens throughout the ages, but none as brave, beautiful or fearless as Cleopatra. Over 40 years ago, a New Orleans family chose to honor this icon of history, and resolved to create the all female “Krewe of Cleopatra”. The Krewe continues to be combine their passion for Mardi Gras and their love for the city of New Orleans every year, creating a unique and sisterhood of family members, friends, locals, and out-of-towners.

Every year since 1972, on the night of first Friday of Carnival Season, the Krewe rolls through the streets of New Orleans, parading with unparalleled spirit and flair, kicking off the city wide celebration in an unforgettable way.

Antiquity remembers Queen Cleopatra for being both the embodiment of grace and femininity. Her political opponents respected her as a formidable leader of strong will. The members of the Krewe of Cleopatra community look to these qualities as inspiration in their modern lives. Ladies of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to apply for Krewe Membership and the opportunity to enjoy an experience of a lifetime, riding this Mardi Gras season.

Join Our Fabulous Lady Riders

in the Celebration of our 49th Anniversary!


February 18, 2022 6:00 pm


On February 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM, The Krewe of Cleopatra parade will convene at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Magazine Street in uptown New Orleans. The parade will proceed on Magazine Street towards and then northward on Napoleon Avenue to St. Charles Avenue. The parade then turns right onto famed St. Charles Avenue through the central business district until reaching Canal Street. After passing through the crowds on Canal Street, the parade returns through the CBD on Tchoupitoulas Street, ending at the intersection with Poydras Street.