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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.
Friday, March 1, 2019, 7PM Downtown Pensacola. Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade Presented by Wind Creek Casino and Hotel – Atmore, AL.
2019 Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Ball – March 1st, 2019 9pm Pensacola Bay Center. “DRESS CODE FOR ALL VIP’S AND GUESTS. TUXEDOS FOR THE GENTLEMEN AND FLOOR LENGTH GOWNS FOR THE LADIES. Floor length means the dress must touch the floor when the shoes are removed. Pants covered by sheer material worn by the ladies IS NOT acceptable attire. Gentlemen’s coats must remain on at all times. NO COSTUMES. ANYONE NOT IN PROPER ATTIRE WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.”
KREWE OF LAFITTE RECEIVES 2018 Hernando DeSoto Award.
February 22, 2019 ARC Parade, School Visits & Hospitals.
February 27, 2019 Barn Open: Mardi Gras Preparations.
March 1, 2019 9am – Ball Decorating; 12pm VIP Lunch; 7pm Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade Presented by Wind Creek Casino; 9pm KOL Mardi Gras Ball.March 2, 2019 9:30am Ladies VIP Brunch; 11am KOL Fish Fry, 2pm Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade 8pm Return Trucks to Vince Whibbs.March 3, 2019 Sunday Brunch at the Shaker; Krewe of Wrecks Parade; Mardi Gras at the Beach: Check-in.March 4, 2019 KOL Mardi Gras at the beach festivities.March 5, 2019 Fat Tuesday Celebration.March 13, 2019 Barn Open: Float Clean Up, All Captains Must Attend.
March 17, 2019 5:30am Cabbage Parade – Metairie, LA.
March 27, 2019 Barn Open: Golf Tournament Business Only & Load for Tallahassee.
March 28-31, 2019 Springtime Tallahassee Festival.
April 13, 2019 Krewe of Lafitte – Pints for Prostates – Charity Golf Tournament.
April 25-28, 2019 Hernando DeSoto Heritage Festival, Bradenton, FL.
April 26, 2019 Fiesta: Crawfish Festival.
May 1, 2019 General Membership Meeting.
May 16, 2019 6pm Coronation Rehearsal.
May 17, 2019 9am Ball Decorating, 11am post decorating lunch.
May 18, 2019 2pm LXIV & Queen: VIP Reception (Invitation Only), 7pm Coronation.
May 19, 2019 LXV & Queen: VIP Brunch (Invitation Only)
May 31, 2019 3pm Court: Attend Parade Pre-Party.
May 31, 2019 Fiesta: Fiesta Day Parade.
May 31, 2019 Bowlegs: Skirmish.
June 1-2, 2019 Billy Bowlegs Festival.
June 3, 2019 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade.
June 5, 2019 Barn Open, Bowlegs Cleanup.
June 8, 2019 Billy Bowlegs Coronation (tentative).
June 13, 2019 Fiesta: All Krewe Ball.
June 19, 2019 Barn Open, Family Day Set Up.
June 22, 2019 KOL Family Day.
June 19, 2019 Barn Open, Family Day Clean Up.
July 10, 2019 General Membership Meeting: President’s Last Words; Election of Officers; Introduction of New President & Board.
July 15, 2019, Board Meeting: Organizational.
July 17, 2019, Barn Open: Float Work Night.
Remember our President’s motto: “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” – Mark Twain