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

A History of Barkus

As we embark on the 30th year of Barkus, CEO, Gregory Curtis sat down to talks about the history and traditions of the notorious family-friendly dog parade which takes place in the French Quarter on the Sunday before Bacchus Sunday every year!

Purchase Parade Packages

Purchase tickets to the Royal Ball

To purchase the official 2023 Barkus Poster: Click here!

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

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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