The Funky Uptown Krewe announced they will not take their annual streetcar ride, marking the first Twelfth Night parade to officially cancel in 2021.
In a release, the krewe says they have decided not to roll “due to the uncertainty of the upcoming Mardi Gras season.”
This season would have marked the krewe’s third annual Twelfth Night ride on the St. Charles streetcar line. Since its inaugural parade in 2019, the Funky Uptown Krewe followed the Phunny Phorty Phellows on the city’s first official night of Carnival.
Instead, the Funky Uptown Krewe says they will still “responsibly revel” on Twelfth Night in the spirit and tradition of Mardi Gras.
“Funky Uptown Krewe’s goal is to encourage revelers to responsibly flock to the St. Charles streetcar line on Twelfth Night and provide some small boost to local businesses!” the krewe said.
The krewe will create a socially-distanced scavenger hunt along the St. Charles streetcar line where the community can hunt to collect their signature throw, hand-decorated bedazzled vinyl records.
“Please follow our Instagram account for hints on the locations of our signature throws! We will begin releasing hints on the afternoon of Twelfth Night, January 6, 2021,” the krewe said.
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