|Krewe organized in 1949
The krewe is sponsored by the
|250+ male and female riders
16 marching bands
|King and Queen, officers, ladies-in-waiting
|Krewe-emblemed cups, necklaces, frisbees, and purple, green, and gold anodized doubloons.
of the staples of the parade season, this krewe is named for the Greek
god of oceans and fertile valleys. Launched in 1949, the krewe
has its beginnings with a group of St. Claude Ave. businessmen who
wanted a Carnival parade for their neighborhood. Though the
parade now follows the standard Uptown route, Okeanos is known for its
elaborately-costumed captain and king. Always a creative krewe,
they keep to a unique regent hierarchy. Each year, the queen from
the previous year marches with the king and the court. That evening, in lieu of the traditional bal masque, a Coronation Ball is held, where the current queen will be chosen by lottery. She will then reign over the krewe until her own farewell parade.
| This krewe shares a Greek theme with the krewes of Adonis, Aphrodite, Argus,
Rhea, Sparta, and