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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
Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade Presented by Wind Creek Casino. Downtown Pensacola.
KREWE OF LAFITTE RECEIVES 2018 Hernando DeSoto Award.
December 12, 5:30pm; Barn Open: Float Clean Up.
January 2, 2019 5:30pm; Barn Open: Load for Mardi Gras Kick-Off.
January 4, 5:30pm; Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick-Off. Downtown Pensacola.
January 9, 5:30pm; Barn Open: UnLoad from Mardi Gras Kick-Off.
January 12, 6:00pm;Les Harlequins: 72nd Annual Mardi Gras Ball @ St. Ann’s.
January 19, Springtime Tallahasse: 12th Night Ball.
January 30, 5:30pm, General Membership Meeting.
February 2, Mall Ball (Tentative).
February 2, Dominque You: Mardi Gras Ball & Coronation (Tenative).
February 6, 6pm; KOL General Membership meeting.
February 8, ARC Parade, School Visits & Hospitals. (TBD)
February 13, 5:30pm; Barn Open: Unload from General Membership Meeting & Float Clean up.
February 16, 6:00PM Krewe of Gemini: Mardi Gras Ball.
February 20, 5:30pm; Barn Open: Float Work Night.
February 23, Navarre Krewe of Jester’s Parade.
February 23, Aphrodite: Annual Ball @ Hadji Shrine.
February 27, Barn Open: Mardi Gras Preparations.
March 1, 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, 9:30am Ladies VIP Brunch; 11am KOL Fish Fry, 2pm Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade 8pm Return Trucks to Vince Whibbs.
March 3, Sunday Brunch at the Shaker; Krewe of Wrecks Parade; Mardi Gras at the Beach: Check-in.
March 4, KOL Mardi Gras at the beach festivities.
March 5, Fat Tuesday Celebration.
March 10, 5:30am Cabbage Parade – Metarie, LA.
March 13, Barn Open: Float Clean Up, All Captains Must Attend.
March 27, Barn Open: Golf Tournament Business Only & Load for Tallahassee.
March 28-31, Springtime Tallahasse Festival.
April (TBD), Krewe of Lafitte – Pints for Prostates – Charity Golf Tournament.
April 25-28, Hernando DeSoto Heritage Festival, Bradenton, FL.
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