The Krewe of Dionysus was founded in 1985 by a group of Northshore businessmen with the intention of bringing the first all-male krewe to Slidell. The club’s royalty is selected at the Coronation ball where the king and queen are chosen from the Krewe’s maids and members of the King’s Club.
Dionysus is the ancient Greek God of winemaking and wine, along with “inspired madness.”
2013 will be the Krewe of Dionysus’ 28th anniversary parade. Some of the more popular throws will be logo medallion beads, aluminum and wooden doubloons, the fourth edition of the Dionysus doll and wooden beads.
In 2013, the parade will roll on January 27th, 2013 on their traditional route from Fritchie Park to Kensington St in front of Rouses Supermarket on Gause Blvd. They will follow the Krewe of Persues parade that Sunday