The next Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade is Sunday, February 23rd, 2025

2023 Parade

The Mystic Krewe of Barkus, the only officially licensed Mardi Gras Krewe for canines, will have many dogs-turned-fighter-pilots in their stealth-enabled paw-friendly aircraft readying for takeoff in another mission to save their homeless brothers and sisters with the 2023 theme: Top Dogs: Barkus Comes to the Rescue. The krewe will take off for its 30th year on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 2 pm from the arch at Armstrong Park and proceeds through the French Quarter.

Parade ends inside of Armstrong Park.

To purchase the official 2023 Barkus Poster: Click here!

To purchase the official 2023 Barkus T-Shirt: Click here!

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The all-dog krewe is sure to be fitted in flight suits, strapped in their cockpits, while parading with a strike package that is full of revelry and fun. Whether one identifies more as Mutt-Maverick, Chewer-Cyclone, Itchy Tail-Iceman or Dirt Rolling Rooster, their aviator skills and styles will prove that the likes of Howling-Hammerdog are no match for the unrelenting resilience of the canine spirit spreading hope to those searching for forever homes.

Dogs who want to be members of the krewe and lack access to the internet should get their humans to register online at Click the Dogluxe link to sign up. On parade day, come to the pre-parade and post-parade Pawty at Armstrong Park from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The parade starts promptly at 2 pm and follows a 15-block route through the Vieux Carré, stopping at the VIP Reviewing Stand at Good Friends Bar, corner Dauphine and St. Ann, where VIPs will toast the Royal Court. Curious observers are welcome to come to watch the parade.

All proceeds from Barkus, a non-profit organization founded by Wood Enterprises, benefit animal organizations in New Orleans and the Gulf South area. For more information, visit or e-mail

EQUALITY DISCLAIMER: All dogs are eligible for various levels of membership without regard to their social, educational, or family backgrounds. All colors, coat types, tail sizes and body mixes accepted. Cosmetically and non-cosmetically challenged dogs are welcome. Bluebloods and previously homeless dogs are encouraged to participate.

The countdown is on for the greatest dog parade on the planet! In the spirit of all in the Barkus dogdom, together we HAIL BARKUS 2023!

Parade Route

Parade ends inside of Armstrong Park.


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