FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is a Float Lieutenant?

A Float Lieutenant is a dedicated member that takes the full responsibility of their Float. They are to fill the mandatory spots required on the float, attend all meetings and functions sponsored by the Krewe. They are required to follow all rules set by the Captain, Board of Directors and the city of New Orleans. Float Lieutenants are under the command of the Chief Lieutenant.

What is a Float Sergeant?

A Float Sergeant is assigned by the Float Lieutenant. They must fill in for the Lieutenant when they are unable to attend meetings and other Krewe functions. They also assist the lieutenant’s with their float.

What is the age limit to be a member?

Membership: minimum age is 18 years old (16 when accompanied by a legal guardian who is also a paid member )

How can I become King or Queen?

To be considered you must be a member in good standing , You can submit your request via email or for additional information.

What comes with my membership?

Your membership renews yearly starting May 1st. Memberships come with your ride in the parade, costume, entrance to the Morpheus Bash, post party and special member  medallion.

How long should I plan my stay in New Orleans if I am from out of town?

Most of our out of state members arrive on a Thursday  to the parade day on Friday. This allows them time to participate pre parade festivities .

What are “Throws” & how much should I buy?

Throws are items such as beads, cups, doubloons, plush toys and trinkets. We offer many specialized throws and souvenirs. Each person is different when it comes to buying throws. Things to consider are what you want to throw, how large will the crowds be and how fast you throw. The crowds are usually huge & overwhelming. Beads are sold by the dozen, varies sizes, length and styles. Ranging lengths are from 33” to 100”. On average, a member will have at least 240 dozen of 33” and 48” beads to throw. Cups are popular as well as doubloons. Doubloons are highly collectable and are in demand on the route. You have to have something for the children and that’s where the plush and other trinkets come into play. If all this is confusing, don’t worry as we have many bead packages to choose from and best of all they can be delivered and placed in your spot for you.

Where can I buy throws?

You will have opportunities to purchase products through our shopping cart.

Does everyone have to wear a Mask and Costume the entire time?

Yes , Everyone must wear their Mask & Costume at all times or face fines and ejection from parade. As stated in the New Orleans Code of Ordinances Part II-code Chapter 34 – Carnival, Mardi Gras Sec.34-17.Riders (a)(b) .We follow strict guidelines and enforce all rules of those in violation .

I have a group of people that want to ride, can we be placed together?

Yes, once everyone has submitted their application & payment, contact us with your request. We work very hard to honor all request.

How long is the parade route and how long does it last?

The parade route is approximately 5 miles. We offer a full day of festivities kicking off with the Morpheus Bash at approx. 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Our parade start time is 7:00 P.M. You can expect to be on the route for at least 3 hours which is from the time you leave the staging area to disbanding area. (Time on the route can vary)

Do you have Mardi Gras Ball?

The Mardi Ball and Pre-Party activities have been combined to form the "Morpheus Bash". Now all members can experience the essence of the Masquerade Ball with the camaraderie of the pre-party as part of their membership.

Can I advertise on the floats or throw advertised items from the float?

NO, neither is allowed nor tolerated. As stated in the New Orleans Code of Ordinances Part II-code Chapter 34 – Carnival, Mardi Gras Sec. 34-7 Commercial Nature Prohibited (a)(b)(c)(d)(e) and Sec. 34-28 Prohibited Throws (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f).

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Krewe of Morpheus

P.O. Box 741135

New Orleans, LA