The Krewe of King Arthur kicked off Carnival Season this weekend with its 43rd Bal Masque at the Hyatt Regency. More than 900 guests attended the formal event consisting of a presentation of the court, a seated three-course meal, and entertainment by the NOLA Dukes.
The Krewe of King Arthur was founded in 1977 by the current Captain, Philip Fricano, and paraded on the Westbank until 2000. In 2001, the parade moved to the current Uptown route. 1,700 riders will participate in this parade, which is the largest parade on the first weekend of Mardi Gras, and 6th largest parade of Carnival.
The Krewe of King Arthur prides itself on being one of the most diverse Krewes in the city with many riders coming from the LGBTQ Community, as well as individuals from nearly every state, and several countries.
The Krewe of King Arthur rolls on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1pm.