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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.
March 14, 2019
After a long and laborious process, the Krewe of Lafitte is pleased to announce that the Krewe of Lafitte Foundation was determined to be exempt from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to the organization.
A special Thank You to those who donated many hours of their time preparing the information required to apply for the subject status. The Krewe is truly indebted to you.
Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson recognizes the Krewe of Lafitte with the keys to the City!
March 1, 2019
The Krewe of Lafitte was awarded 3rd Place Large Krewe Float at the 2019 Navarre Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras Parade for the Raven.
February 23, 2019
KREWE OF LAFITTE RECEIVES 2018 Hernando DeSoto Award.
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 26, 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