Who thinks we could have a Holiday Boat Parade on the bayou?
Who is willing to make that happen?
Would a circular parade of boats between the Magnolia and Dumaine bridges be a good route?
Would you be interested in this?
Maybe in Big Lake by the Museum or in Bayou St. John between the bridges?
Maybe a bridge fundraiser? People pay to have their decorated canoe or rowboat in the parade? Best decorated canoe or rowboat wins a prize? Beads would be slingshot from the boats to the shore in wrapped packages that would float (maybe a wine cork in the bag) if they missed the mark?
OR, Krewe of Bayou Festival? Maybe on twelfth night to kick off Mardi Gras with a variety of king cake tables along the shore?
The very first Krewe of Kolossos boat parade
was held July 4, 2012 on Bayou St. John
UPDATE: February, 2013
Join the inaugural Krewe dat Floats parade on Bayou St. John. Weather forced cancellation last year. All SUP’s, kayaks, and canoes are welcome. Route begins at Dumaine Street bridge and floats counter-clockwise towards the Esplanade Avenue bridge which is the turn around point. Costumes, masks, and vessel originality are highly encouraged. Please do not bring any type of throws for the Bayou’s sake.
*Meet location: Grass field on Moss Street between Orleans Avenue and Dumaine Street (Carrollton side of the bayou)
*Meeting time: 12:30pm.
*Float time: 1:00pm.
More Info: http://www.krewedatfloats.org/