3/8, Uptown, 8:00 a.m.
The most top-heavy of all the krewes, with a hierarchy made up of a fabulous cast of characters – the Witch Doctor, Big Shot, Ambassador, Province Prince and more. Zulu remains proud of its role in Carnival and the community, but on Mardi Gras is mostly just about having a good time, which it does. The most prized throw in all of Carnival remains the Zulu coconut. The floats might not be much to look at, but Zulu is about more than that. It wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without it.