The group was then called the Twin Cities’ Jaycees, and they were no stranger to giving back to the community. In 1989, the Krewe of Janus became an independent organization focusing on the Carnival spirit, community service, and fellowship. Today, three original charter members are still active members, showing just how special the krewe is.
From extravagant costumes and unique throws to live music and stunning floats, the Krewe of Janus parade is something to look forward to each year. Since 1984, the parade has grown to include local marching bands, over 30 floats, and an estimated 1.5 million throws!
Signature throws are always something to look forward to and the Krewe of Janus is no stranger to great throws. The signature throw this year will be decorated hats - from top hats and fedoras to ball caps and visors! Keep your eyes open because these beauties will steal the show.
Along with the signature throws, the parade theme is always highly anticipated! This year the Krewe of Janus will celebrate music, and if you know Monroe-West Monroe, then you know we have great music! Special floats will have bands playing on them with local musician Mike McKenzie as their Grand Marshal.
For the Krewe of Janus, it’s become a family affair. In fact, today there’s a kid and teen float allowing for young ones to develop their passion and love for the Carnival season early. Each year you’ll see the streets of Monroe-West Monroe lined up with families. This event has truly become a family-friendly event that people look forward to each year.
The Krewe of Janus has been spreading cheer in the Twin Cities for forty-one years and has plans to keep spreading cheer for years to come!