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.
December 8, 2019, Pensacola Beach Surfing Santa Parade.
December 11, 2019, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Float Decorating.
December 14, 2019, 5:15pm, Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade.
December 18, 2019, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Float Clean up.
January 2, 2020, 5:30pm, Load for Mardi Gras kick off.
January 4, 2020, Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick-Off / 12th night.
January 8, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Unload from Mardi Gras Kick off.
January 25, 2020, 5:30pm, Mall Ball.
January 29, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Load up for GMM.
February 5, 2020, 5:00pm, KOL General Membership Meeting, Sanders Beach Community Center.
February 8, 2020, KOA Ball, KODY Ball.
February 12, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, unload from GMM.
February 14, 2020, ARC Parade, School Visits & Hospitals.
February 15, 2020, Navarre Krewe of Jester’s Parade.
February 18, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Bead sales.
February 19, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Mardi Gras prep.
February 21, 2020, KOL Ball Decorating, 7pm Krewe of Lafitte’s Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade, KOL Mardi Gras Ball.
February 22, 2020, Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras parade.
February 23, 2020, KOL Sunday Brunch @ The Shaker, Krewe of Wreck parade, KOL Mardi Gras at the Beach Check-in.
February 24, 2020, KOL Mardi Gras at the Beach Festivities.
February 25, 2020, KOL Fat Tuesday Celebration at the Beach, Fat Tuesday Celebration at Downtown Pensacola.
March 4, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open.
March 25, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open.
March 26-29, 2020, Springtime Tallahassee Festival.
April 15, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open.
April 23-25, 2020, Hernando Desoto Heritage Festival.
May 6, 2020, 5:00pm, KOL General Membership Meeting, Sanders Beach Community Center.
May 13, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open.
May 15, 2020, Decorating – Coronation Ball.
May 16, 2020, 7:00 pm, Lafitte LXVI – Coronation Ball.
May 20, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open.
May 27, 2020, Fiesta days.
May 27, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open.
May 29, 2020, Fiesta Parade, Bowlegs: Skirmish.
May 30, 2020, Fiesta Landing, Billy Bowlegs Festival Landing.
June 1, 2020, Billy Bowlegs: Torchlight parade.
June 3, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Bowlegs Clean-up.
June 4, 2020, Fiesta All-Krewe ball.
June 5, 2020, Fiesta: DeLuna Coronation, Bowlegs Coronation (TBD).
June 24, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Prep for family day.
June 27, 2020, KOL Family Day.
July 1, 2020, 5:30pm, Barn Open, Family day clean up.
July 8, 2020,5:00pm, KOL General Membership Meeting, Sanders Beach Community Center.
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
This years Coronation revealed Jean Lafitte LXV as Sonny Campbell and his Queen as Marla Courtney.
This years Coronation celebration revealed Jean Lafitte LXV as Sonny Campbell and his Queen as Marla Courtney. The Celebration was held this past May 18, 2019 at the Pensacola Bay Center where Lafitte’s Court of Knight and Ladies was introduced. Thank you to all the in and out of town Krewe guests who came to Lafitte Coronation. It was a great party and as Lafitte says “shaker for one. Love ya!” It’s going to be a great year.
Krewe of Lafitte Foundation was determined to be exempt from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).
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.