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According to Carnival historian Errol Laborde, Krewe Bohème is another example of the leadership role that women are taking in carnival. In recent years women have led most of the new organizations. Laborde added that he likes the name Bohème in that it fits in with the artistic character of both Carnival and the Marginy/French Quarter neighborhood. He also noted that the idea of a green fairy as a monarch is especially clever. “It is an insider’s joke,” he noted, “but one worth bringing to light.” Laborde continues, “green fairy” was a nickname given to absinthe, the potent, anise-flavored liqueur used in many of the city’s early cocktails. He said Bohème follows in the tradition of artists parades originally established in the 1970s by the Krewe of Clones. The group, which was based at the then new Contemporary Arts Center, established the small-scale walking parade with miniature floats. The Krewe du Vieux would carry on Clone’s legacy. In the traditions of Carnival, Laborde said, “ideas have a way of re-evolving, each adding its own new touches.”  






Krewe Bohéme is a Carnival parade the likes of which has never been seen in the history of the city. Krewe Bohème has the distinct honor of being one of the first parades of Carnival season. Each year Krewe Bohème brings a visual and auditory feast of mystery, artistry and fun.

2023 Theme & Royalty

Theme:  Night of the Living Art

Royalty: Charles Gillam, Sr.

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Past Themes & Royalty


Theme: L’heure Verte - The Green Hour. 

Royalty: Vinsantos DeFonte



Theme: The Soaring 20’s 

Royalty: Tarriona “Tank” Ball 



No parade due to COVID-19 


Theme:  Love Letter to New Orleans 

Royalty: Chef Linda Green, the “YaKa-Mein Lady” 

The fantastical new Krewe Bohème is a 501(c)(7) Social Club and an unconventional collection of artists and merry makers. Founded in 2018, the krewe grounds itself in all-things-green, ever-guided by the absinthe-minded green fairy -  thus staying true to its inaugural theme “L’heure Verte” - The Green Hour. 


In true bohemian spirit Krewe Bohème’s throws are not ubiquitous, mass produced beads. The krewe stands by its commitment to eco-friendly, sustainable, functional, and/or consumable throws - most of them handmade. Each throw reflects the creative and eclectic Krewe Bohème membership of New Orleans’ bohemians and beauties.

Unlike most Carnival krewes, Krewe Bohème does not have a typical king or queen; rather it will be presided over by its intoxicating

SupremeGreen  Fairy




Krewe Boheme is a collective of the very best of New Orleans most artistic and adventuresome people


Photos by Josh Vine


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