Excalibur has comfortably settled into its slot on the first Friday of the Jefferson Parish parade calendar. The krewe takes its name from the magical sword drawn from the stone by King Arthur. Organized in 2000, Excalibur boasts more than 275 male and female members, and its floats and costumes often carry out the medieval theme. Also look for the elaborately designed costumes and collars of the captain and monarchs. This year, the popular local band The Top Cats will ride as grand marshals.