2018 Rex Procession
The 2018 theme honors New Orleans as it celebrates its Tricentennial and presents elements of its rich history and culture. With a focus on its first century, float designs depict the people, places and events that shaped this unique American city. Beginning with float designs honoring “Father Mississippi” and the indigenous people who first lived here and concluding with a float depicting Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans, the 2018 Rex Processsion colorfully illustrates the men, women and events that first shaped the Crescent City. The 2018 Rex Proclamation is the work of noted New Orleans artist Tim Trapolin.