Milestones

1968

  • Bacchus Parade Founded

1969

  • Bacchus’ First Parade
  • First Krewe to Parade Super-floats Through the French Quarter
  • First Krewe to Parade Through the Rivergate (Now the Harrah’s Casino)

1972

  • Bacchus Introduces Its First Two Signature Floats: King Kong and Bacchasaurus

1973

  • Bacchus Parade is Nationally Televised as a Part of Bob Hope’s Reign
  • Bacchus Introduces Its Third Signature Float: Queen Kong

1979

  • Bacchus Parade Canceled Due To New Orleans Police Department Strike

1982

  • Bacchus Introduces Its Fourth Signature Float: Baby Kong

1986

  • Bacchus Introduces Its Fifth Signature Float: The Green Bacchagator

1990

  • Bacchus Moves Its Annual Rendezvous To The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center From The Rivergate

1991

  • Bacchus Introduces Its Sixth Signature Float: The Bacchawhoppa (Whale)
  • Bacchus Re-Introduces Flambeaux Carriers To The Bacchus Parade

1993

  • Bacchus Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

1997

  • Bacchus Modifies The Green Bacchagator Float To Resemble The Rare White “Leucisitic” Alligator, A Beloved Attraction At The New Orleans Aquarium Of The Americas

1999

  • Bacchus Launches Its First Internet Site On The World Wide Web

2000

  • Bacchus Introduces The First “Mass Quantity” Hand-Painted Medallion Bead To Mardi Gras

2001

  • Bacchus Introduces The First “Talking” Medallion Bead To Mardi Gras
  • Bacchus Parade Is Nationally Televised As A Part Of Larry King’s Reign As Bacchus XXXIII

2005

  • The Bacchagator Float Returns To Its Original Green Color

2006

  • Bacchus & Endymion Parade Back-To-Back On The Same Night, Creating The Largest Single Night Of Super-Krewe Parades In Mardi Gras History

2008

  • Bacchus Celebrates its 40th Anniversary