300 Gentleman Pirates, Twelve Floats,
Ten+ Parades, Three Formal Balls,
Fellowship, Camaraderie, Goodwill and Community Service!
The Krewe of Lafitte is a society of gentlemen, formed in 1954, whose purpose is to foster fellowship and equality within its membership and share goodwill and community service throughout the region. Our goal is to build lifelong friendships among our members and give back to our communities and the charities we support in NW Florida. We will entertain the people of Pensacola during the Mardi Gras season with our own Lafitte’s Night Illuminated Parade featuring our 13 hand-built, pirate-themed floats, joined by other organizations in our area, throwing beads, stuffed animals, moon pies and other surprises to the awaiting crowds. We will also further entertain the public by participating in the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade, Pensacola Christmas Parade, Pensacola Beach Christmas Parade and Pensacola Grand Fiesta Parade. We will participate in several parades throughout the region, with our 3 traveling floats. In addition to all the communities we will entertain, we will charitably support, through our Foundation, various prostate awareness, education, and wellness entities with our annual Pirates for Prostrate Golf Tournament. We will make “Good Will – Giving Back to the Community” visits to various schools, ARC, Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. We will also participate with our brother Krewes, Springtime Tallahassee and the Rough Riders in their annual “Teddy Bear Run” visiting with the special children in Leon County, Florida during the Springtime Tallahassee Festival. We will also assist with relief efforts when a crisis arises within our community, state, or region through our Foundation. We will strive to give back to our communities and especially the charities we support.
SHIPS MANIFEST OF EVENTS
11:00am. – Lunch & Social, Casino Beach Bar & Grill, Pensacola Beach. Dutch Treat. Everyone is invited. Wear your Krewe Memeber shirts.
5:00pm – Pensacola Gallery Night, Downtown Pensacola Palafox Street. Everyone is invited. Wear your Krewe Memeber shirts. Welcome table located at Intermissions.
11:00am – 2:00pm. Oar House Lunch and Pirate Cornhole Fun. (1000 S. Pace Blvd. at Bayou Chico) Dutch treat. Everyone is invited. Lawnchairs, Pirate Hats, Lafitte swords are welcome.
3:00 to 5:00pm. VIP Hospitality Social. Hosted by Jean Lafitte LXIII and his Queen. NOTE: This is a By Invitation Only Event.
Jean Lafitte LXIV Coronation Ball. (Pensacola Civic Center)
7:00pm Jean Lafitte LXIV Coronation.
VIP Breakfast and Presentation of Gifts. Pensacola Civic Center, second floor. Hosted by Jean Lafitte LXIV and his Queen. NOTE: This is a By Invitation Only Event.
April 25, Barn Open – Work Night. Load for GMM, Carvan to Bradenton
April 25-29, Hernando De Soto Fest, Bradenton, FL
May 2, KOL General Membership meeting: Review Golf Tournament Results, Coronation, Bowlegs, Fiesta Parade, Elect Nomination Committee, & Set Family Day
May 4-6, Fiesta Crawfish Festival, Downtown Pensacola
May 9, Barn Open for Coronation Ticket Sales only
May 16, Barn Open, Load for Coronation
May 18, Coronation decorating (AM) Coronation Renersal (PM)
May 19, KOL Coronation Ball and Weekend Events
May 23, Barn Night, work night, unload decorations
May 30, Fiesta Days Celebration, Barn Night, work night, Prep for Bowlegs & Fiesta Parades
June 1, Fiesta Parade and pre parade party, Krewe of Bowlegs’ Skirmish
June 2, Fiesta Church Service, Launch Party, Boat Parade, Landing, Krewe of Bowlegs Landing
June 3, Krewe of Bowlegs, Crab Island Party
June 4, KOL pre-parade Party & Bowlegs Parade
Remember our President’s motto:
“Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate. Then, always be a pirate!”