The Krewe of Gemini will take to the streets of Shreveport for the largest “Original Parade” on February 18th beginning at 4:30 pm.  Our Bad Boys theme will be highlighted with Captain Jeff Free as “The Godfather”, King Mike Acurio as Rhett Butler, and Queen Lynne Manno as Scarlet O’Hara.


Duke and Duchess of Arkansas, Mark Boydstun and Gloria Whitaker, as Julis Ceasar and Cleopatra.

Duke and Duchess of Louisiana, Michael Sterritt and Cherie Rayner, as Napoleon Boneparte’ and Josephine.

Duke and Duchess of Texas, Donny and Diane Young, as Casanova and Marie Antionette.


The Grand Marshals of the Krewe of Gemini XXIII are Colonel Robert Gass, 8th Air Force Vice Commander and Airman First Class Asa Peterson. (Bios attached)


This year parade includes nearly 100 units with various “Bad Boys” from Mad Scientists, Vikings, Tony Stewart, Mad Hatter, Geronimo, Blue Angels, and the list goes on.  Also we have various unique groups such as the Four Winds Renaissance Festival from East Texas, Hillbilly Truck, Kashmare Band from Houston, WWII Reenactment ouGroup, Twin City Knockers, and many more.


The parade route is the same as last year. We will proceed along Clyde Fant, Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., East Kings Hwy and end at the “Parade End” sign just north of Preston. SPAR has sold spots in the “No Throw Zone” between the sign and Preston.


Also, we want to remind the public our route has not changed from last year.  The parade will begin at 4:30 pm beginning on Clyde Fant Parkway at Sci-port.


As a cautious note, please remind the public to stay back from the floats for safety.  When the floats stop no beads or other throws can be thrown or handed to parade goers.  Safety is encouraged to keep float riders and parade goers from being injured.


Media is invited to attend, please contact Michelle Baker at 318-458-5555 or email at for media procedures.


Krewe of Gemini is now in their 23rd year being a premier gathering not just during the month of February, but all year round. The Krewe traditionally provides the largest free show with its original Mardi Gras parade and festivities.


The Krewe of Gemini next meeting will be held at the Mardi Gras Museum on March 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., at 2101 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA. This is the home of the oldest parading Krewe in Northwest Louisiana.


For additional questions in regards to this event or directions to the Krewe of Gemini Den, please all Michelle Baker, Publicity Chairman at 318-458-5555 or email at