It’s now been a while since Mardi Gras parades winded down and maybe, just maybe, it’s time for a little parading again. A very little parading. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus returns with its Shoeboxus parade on May 4 at Dat Dog’s Frenchman Street location. The “May the Fourth Be With You” mini-parade begins and ends at Dat Dog, with Dat Dog hosting the post-parade party (which will feature normal size food). The parade lines up at 6 p.m. and rolls at 7 p.m. Festivities will continue through midnight at Dat Dog.
A costume and shoebox float contest will follow at Dat Dog after the parade. Interested entrants are required to register their floats and/or costumes in advance at bit.ly/may4contest. The ‘Best Costume’ and ‘Best Shoebox Float’ winners will be presented with Dat Dog gift cards and Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus merch.
A press release promises special Krewe cocktails, Wookie Wieners (andouille sausage, andouille sauce, sauerkraut, grilled onions, and chipotle mayo), an Ewok Village on the balcony, and table artwork designed and crafted by participating sub-krewes of Chewbacchus (unicorns, Last Supper-inspired scene with hot dogs, and a millennium falcon-shaped memorial to fallen pop icons).
Last year’s theme was Krewe Love is True Love.