Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Krewe of Pygmalion?

The Krewe of Pygmalion is a New Orleans carnival organization comprised of men and women, and we are always looking for fun and exciting new members who will continue to make our Krewe one of the best in New Orleans.

How many members are in the Krewe?

We have approximately 450 members, with a full cast of Royalty including King, Queen, Maids, Jr. Maids, Jr. Dukes and male and female pages.

Are there activities in addition to the parade?

In addition to our parade, we also have various fun functions throughout the year including crawish boils; a Coronation Ball; a Gala Ball Masque with a sit down dinner, open bar, and music, and a pre-parade party with music and an open bar, and Pygmalion Fest, which is a huge after-parade party featuring the hottest bands.

Why should I join?

Why just watch the parade when you can be in it? Experience the fun and excitement of being in a Mardi Gras parade! Our Membership Packages make it very affordable for you to join.

Who can join?

Anybody who wants to have a fun can join. We have an open membership, and both men and women can join.

What does it cost to join?

Membership in our Krewe starts as low as $395, and this includes your ride on the float, your costume, and the pre-parade party!

How do I join?

Joining is easy. Just download the Application Form for our website, and then complete it and mail it back to us on the address stated on the Application.

When do I have to pay for my Membership?

You have until September 1st to pay for your membership. However, please note that a small deposit is required at the time you submit your membership application.

When is the Krewe of Pygmalion's parade?

The Krewe of Pygmalion parades on Saturday of the first weekend of Mardi Gras.  In 2017, we will parade on Saturday, February 18,2017.

Where does the Krewe of Pygmalion parade?

We parade in New Orleans on the traditional St. Charles Avenue parade route.  Our route starts at Jefferson Avenue & Magazine Street. Here is a map of the route.

How long will the ride last?

The float ride will last approximately 3 - 4 hours.

Is there a bathroom on the float?


Can I bring food and drinks on the float?

Yes, feel free to bring snack food, sandwiches, and drinks.  NO GLASS BOTTLES ALLOWED.

What are throws?

Throws consist of beads, stuffed animals, toys, plastic cups, trinkets, doubloons, and anything else that you can "throw" from the float. We also have custom-made and special Pygmalion throws available for purchase.  You are NOT allowed to throw anything that contains another Krewe's name or logo nor can you throw anything that advertises a company.

How many throws do I need to buy?

Buy as little or as much as you want. Buy what you can afford, but buy enough so that your throws will last the entire ride. As to specific quantities and types of throws, your float lieutenant or an officer can assist you. If you purchase our Deluxe Package, your membership will include your throws, and your throws will be loaded on the float for you!

Can my friends and I ride on the same float?

We will do our best to place you and your friends on the same float. The sooner you join, the better your chances of all riding together.

What is the deadline for joining to ride in the parade?

There is no specific deadline. We will accept riders as long as space is available. But you need to hurry before all the positions are taken.

What happens after I join the Krewe?

You will be added to our mailing list and receive important news and announcements about meetings and upcoming events. As the parade date gets nearer, you will be assigned to ride on a specific float and be given the name and contact information of your float lieutenant. Your float lieutenant can assist you with any specific questions or concerns.

What is Pygmalion Fest?

It's the greatest after parade party you will ever attend!

I have more questions, can you answer them for me?

Yes, just email us your questions, and we will be happy to answer them. Please send your questions to the Krewe of Pygmalion. Also visit us on Facebook