Cryptique Krewe at Jackson Square on Mardi Gras day, 2022

Welcome, f(r)iends!

Cryptique, Krewe of Cemetery Shamblers is a phantasmagorical walking krewe and social club based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more about us.

2023 parade route announced!

Here's our route for Mardi Gras morning!

Cryptique parade route map for Mardi Gras 2023
Like last year, we'll meet at 9am sharp on the neutral ground in front of Buffa's, at Esplanade and Burgundy.

Opening ceremonies are at 9:15am, and then we march through the Quarter! We'll end our march on the side of Jackson Square near Café du Monde, probably by 11am. From there, everyone's welcome to disband or hang out — do whatcha wanna.

The total route is roughly one and a half miles. We will stop several times for restroom breaks and to grab drinks and take pictures with folks. You are not required to walk the entire route with us; feel free to take a shortcut and meet up with us at the end!

How to join us? Just show up! All are welcome to march with us; bring any spooky f(r)iends you want. You can also sign up for the Cryptique newsletter to receive any updates. Feel free to peruse our costume guidelines on our krewe bylaws page, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Heck, you can even email the krewe's leadership at if you'd like to introduce yourself; we'd love that!

We can't wait to see y'all on Mardi Gras!

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