The Krewe of Lafitte, Pensacola Florida, is the largest all male Mardi Gras Krewe in the Florida Panhandle. The Organization was founded in 1954 to promote a means to celebrate Carnival. The 250 Krewe members enjoy a strong bond between themselves, as well as their families.
Krewe of Lafitte fills the parade routes with 13 lighted floats all built & maintained by the members & housed in 2 warehouses owned by the Krewe. Two of the 13 floats are used for traveling to 7 out of town parades, ranging from Gulfport, Mississippi to Bradenton, Florida.
The Krewe also participates in 3 other local parades including an illuminated Christmas Parade for children. The activity doesn’t stop with parade routes; they also float around to schools, assisted living facilities, and retirement homes spreading cheer and happiness.