Founded in 1978 by a few local residents who costumed and decorated their boats to parade along the canals of the Eden Isles subdivision in celebration of the Carnival season, the Krewe of Bilge is celebrating its 46th year with a membership of over 400 members. Frequently listed as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southern Tourism Society, the Krewe will once again take to the waterways of Slidell, Louisiana tossing beads, cups and other favors to the shoreline on January 27, 2024 at Noon. More parade information can be found at the “Parade Info” link above. The Krewe also conducts social events throughout the year for its members and hosts one of the area’s largest Poker Runs held on the Sunday of every Memorial Day Weekend. More Poker Run information can be found at the “Poker Run” link above. New members must be sponsored by existing members and, although the Krewe is currently at capacity, we do maintain a waiting list for future vacancies.