Krewe of Iris
The 2016 Krewe of Iris royalty enjoys the memories of Carnival past as they introduce the 2017 Iris parade through the streets of New Orleans.
The captain of Iris and her family invite Carnival revelers to celebrate the day and the season. The Iris Captain represents the fourth generation of her family to lead the 1,800-member krewe.
Iris officers shine on a traditionally-styled float saluting Iris, the goddess of the rainbow.
Hail to the queen. The Iris queen’s float has been a part of the Iris parade since its first appearance in 1959.
The 2017 Krewe of Iris court greets the crowd in colorful and imaginative costumes reflecting themes of past Iris parades.
Mardi Gras is for everyone, especially the young. Iris ladies-in-waiting take an active part in Carnival festivities with the enthusiasm of youth and the elegance of royalty-to-be.
Iris Celebrates 100 Years — whirls of color and sparkle introduce the 2017 Iris parade theme and begins a salute to themes from a century of Carnival history. Iris is the oldest all-female Carnival krewe in New Orleans.
Love Makes the World Go Round — the 1998 theme.
When You Wish Upon a Star — the 1984 theme.
For the Young at Heart — the 1996 theme.
Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland — the 1961 theme.
A Touch of Class — the 2004 theme.
Wonderful World of Entertainment — the 1967 theme.
Music the Universal Language — the 1987 theme.
Wonderful World of Make Believe — the 1988 theme.
Champagne Flight to Europe — the 1964 theme.
If I Ruled the World — the 2002 theme.
On the Road Again — the 2009 theme.
The Wonderful World of Travel — the 1979 theme.
Fine Tuned for Fun — the 1993 theme.
Strike Up the Band — the 1980 theme.
Say It with Music — the 1959 theme.
In Our Wildest Dreams — the 2011 theme.
Give My Regards to Broadway — the 2008 theme.
Hollywood Dreaming — the 1999 theme.
America the Beautiful — the 1986 theme.
Let the Good Times Roll — the 1981 theme.
Las Vegas-USA — the 1969 theme.
Show Business — the 1965 theme.
The Vieux Carre Nola, LA — the 1976 theme.
Children's Classics — the 2010 theme.
Life Is a Celebration — the 2001 theme.
Making Dreams Come True — the 1995 theme.
Under the Big Top — the 2007 theme.
Come to the Mardi Gras and Mask — the 1978 theme.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans — the 1966 theme.