NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Krewe of lris and Kern Studios are excited to announce the completion of the Krewe of lris dens located at 3038 Earhart Blvd. and 1212 S. Roman St.
The krewe finalized the purchase of the land and began construction of the two buildings in the spring of 2020. Construction lasted 12 months with the final touches of the two combined 77,000 square foot structures being completed on August 31st, 2021. The two dens will house the krewe’s 34 floats (71 total units) and serve as the main center of collaboration for the Krewe of Iris’ festive annual themes, designs, and innovative customization with Kern Studios. The buildings will also serve as a space for krewe meetings, events, and community service projects throughout the year.
To mark the grand opening, the Krewe of Iris and Kern Studios will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring the Krewe of Iris Dens on Monday, September 13th, 2021 at 10:30 AM CST. The ribbon-cutting will commence at 11:00 AM CST, the exact time the krewe starts its “roll down the Avenue” the Saturday before Mardi Gras every year. The den opening will be attended by the Krewe of Iris Captain, Officers and Line Lieutenants as well as Barry and Fitz Kern. The first Krewe of Iris Den Party is planned for January 2022.