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Following the formal traditions of New Orleans Mardi Gras, a Krewe is a private non-profit organization created for community benefit, which annually presents it’s formal Ball, several events and an elaborate parade. Another name for Mardi Gras is Carnival, as in Rio and Latin Countries or Carnevale in Italy. It is our intent to have a Mardi Gras Ball and Parade every year on the weekend that falls before Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras Day, which changes dates every year based on the calendar being 40 days before the Christian celebration of Easter. Google Mardi Gras Krewes or parades to learn more. It is customary for a Krewe to begin by staging annual Balls and move into parading as the organization is fully organized. Currently, the Krewe hosts a float and marching unit in the Fantasy Fest Parade each year.
You’re probably asking what it means to be a Krewe member. Well, in New Orleans or Mobile, locals and folks traveling in annually create a unique bond of friendships and camaraderie that is unsurpassed. Krewes are so popular that, like pro football tickets, final wills contain stipulations for passing along Krewe memberships and most Krewes have a waiting list to belong. For Key West, we are creating a modern organization of community supporters willing to contribute back to important causes while having fun.
We wish for our Krewe to be as diverse and universal as Key West, an organization where great memories are made and networking builds community. We realize that a small number of our invitees are from out of town and we hope that you will make at least the Ball and Parade annually. We appreciate your love and support of our little slice of paradise.
King chase hurst and queen diane eliopoulos IV
2019 Mardi Gras Ball Masque Tableau