The Krewe of Tucks first began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students. The name "Krewe of Tucks" comes from the name of a now non-existent uptown pub where two college students decided to start their own krewe after failing at their attempt to become white flambeaux carriers.
The parade has grown immensely over the years. Originally it was a night time parade of pick-up trucks. In 1983, the parade became a daytime event, and in 1986 the parade's course finally reached downtown.
Since its founding, Krewe of Tucks has a reputation of a rag-tag group. While the group has grown, they made sure to never lose their sense of humor and maintains their “Animal House” reputation. They are recognized for its irreverence and satirical floats, including the King's Throne, a giant toilet.
Past Krewe of Tucks kings include actors John Candy and Eugene Levy.