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Krewe of Caesar - Jan. 30

(Source: Nola.com | Peter Forest) (Source: Nola.com | Peter Forest)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

The Krewe of Caesar will roll Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in Metairie.

It takes the traditional Metairie route, starting at the intersection of Woodlawn Ave. and Eldorado St. The parade heads to Houma Blvd. where it takes a left towards Veterans Memorial Blvd.

It turns left onto Veterans Memorial Blvd. and makes a U-turn before reaching Clearview Pkwy.  Floats left onto Severn Ave. and turn around at 12th St., heading back to Veterans Memorial Blvd.

The parade turns left, then makes another left on Bonnabel Blvd.

At Feronia St. it heads back to Veterans Memorial Blvd. once more. The parade ends at Martin Behrman Ave.

Named after Rome's most famous citizen, this Jefferson Parish organization was founded by businessmen in 1979.

From Caesar's elaborate costume ball to the shape of the multicolored cloisonne doubloons, every aspect of the krewe's activities bears the Roman motif. 

Royal barges transport Caesar's maids, captain, empress and emperor, whose extraordinary costumes and lighted headpieces are among the most exquisite of Carnival. 

Kid-friendly celebrities featured in past parades include, Snoopy, Power Rangers, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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