Krewe Of CorkThis is one of those fun and peculiar Krewes marching through the French Quarter during the Carnival Season – The Krewe of Cork. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, the Krewe Of Cork will be marching through the French Quarter starting at 3 pm. The spirited walking Krewe celebrates wine, food and fun.  Krewe members wear costumes that all relate to wine. From corks to cork screws, to wine glasses and giant grapes… everything wine gets incorporated into these creative costumes.

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The Krewe starts on Royal Street between Peter and Toulouse. The Krewe of Cork parades down Royal Street to Bienville St. After one block, it turns on Bourbon St. till it gets to St. Ann Street. From St. Ann, the parade continues down Chartres St. Once the Krewe of Cork reaches St. Peter St., the parade turns northwest and proceed to Royal Street. The Krewe will parade down Royal and will come to an end on Conti St between Royal and Bourbon. The Krewe of Cork throws all have the Krewe grape logo.

A Little History

The Krewe of Cork was founded back in 2000. The parade has grown into quite a spectacle since then. Thousands line the streets every year to catch a glimpse of this fun Krewe. The parade’s Grand Marshal is a wine producer every year. The 2020 Grand Marshal will be Charles Smith of Wine of Substance.

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