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Milestones In Bacchus History

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 It 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

 

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