Krewe of Tucks - Feb. 6

Krewe of Tucks - Feb. 6

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Krewe of Tucks starts on Saturday, Feb. 6 in Uptown New Orleans.

The parade starts at the intersection of Magazine St. and Napoleon Ave. It travels on Napoleon Ave. towards St. Charles Ave. It makes a turn onto St. Charles and heads towards downtown New Orleans.

Once it reaches St. Charles Ave., the parade makes a right and heads all the way past Lee Circle to Canal St.

The krewe makes a U-turn at Burgundy St., heads back down Canal St and ends at Decatur and Magazine streets.

Known for its irreverence, the Krewe of Tucks began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students.

The club takes its name from Friar Tuck, an uptown pub where two college students decided to create their own Carnival krewe after unsuccessfully trying to become white flambeaux carriers.

The parade has grown from a small nighttime parade of pick-up trucks into a procession of major proportions. In 1983 the parade became a daytime event and in 1986 the parade route finally stretched to downtown.

Even though the club has grown in size and stature, Tucks has not lost its sense of humor.

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