About Our Featured Krewes

We are proud to be able to recognize Krewes for being exceptional!  This page is dedicated to presenting the Krewes across the US that qualify as being the "best of the best"!  If you think that your Krewe is exceptional and would like to see us highlight your efforts, send us an email (KreweCentral@Gmail.com) with information that you would like us to tell the world about your Krewe.  We'll post it to our website and then keep it on-line for people to see into the future!

Phunny Phorty Phellows

posted Jan 3, 2011, 9:13 AM by Sue Etter   [ updated Jan 3, 2011, 9:20 AM ]

Krewe Motto: “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men!”

Year Founded:  1878 – 1885 – Revived in 1981

Website:  www.PhunnyPhortyPhellows.com

Celebrates The Arrival Of Carnival Season on the Tweltfh Night

New Orleans, LA                            

Parade Photos   Click Here For Parade And Coronation Party Photos

Email Contacts    Click Here For Website Email

 Each year on the Twelfth Night (January6th, 2011) the Phunny Phorty Phellows “Hearald The Arrival of Mardi Gras” with their unique Street Car Parade running through the streets of New Orleans. 

The Phunny Phorthy Phellow parade starts at the RTA streetcar barn and their “float” is traditionally bedecked with yuletide decorations.  Their parade is really easy to recognize – it’s the really noisy streetcar with a big party in side and a sign on the side reading” “It’s Carmival Time!”

The Phunny Phorty Phellows – A Mardi Gras tradition!

The Banana Bike Brigade

posted Dec 20, 2010, 9:41 AM by Jeff Etter

From the whimsical to the serene, the ridiculous to the sublime, the Banana Bike Brigade's kinetic creativity defies comparison. We are a unique group of St. Louis artists dedicated to the art of the parade and the nurturing of the creative child in everyone.

Our mission is to bring a sense of joy to the eye of the beholder, change the mood of any space from the ordinary to the extraordinary, leaving a lasting change for the better, and an air of peace and playfulness to those places and people they encounter. 

(Information from the Banana Bike Brigades  Website)

 Website                 www.bananabikebrigade.org   

Krewe Motto         America’s Premier Parading Art Bike Group   

Click For                 The Banana Bike Brigade Facebook Page  

Year Founded        1994     

Located                  St. Louis, MO  / Soulard Mardi Gras

Membership          Mixed - Both Men and Women  

Email Contacts     bonitajl@sbcglobal.net

 

 

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

posted Dec 10, 2010, 7:48 AM by Jeff Etter   [ updated Dec 10, 2010, 7:57 AM ]

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons is an eclectic group of creative and artistically talented friends based out of Atlanta, GA, but with members who travel from all across the US to participate in their signature events.

In addition to the parades they participate in, the Krewe hosts their annual Gingerbread Trailer Park for the Holidays, the Gnome March and their Fairy House Tour of Homes. 

Check out their latest photos from the 2010 Gingerbread Trailer Park festivities held on December 4th, 2010. (http://www.gratefulgluttons.com/gingerbread/gbtp2010.htm).

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons is an incredibly creative group and a great member of the Krewe community.  Check out their prior years archives on their website to see their annual themes (http://www.gratefulgluttons.com/archives.htm).  
 
 
Website                  www.gratefulgluttons.com  

Krewe Motto            “To work is human, to play is divine.”            

Click For                 Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons Facebook Page

Year Founded          1999      

Located                  Atlanta, GA, with members living all across the US 

Membership             Mixed - Both Men and Women  

Email Contacts         C@GratefulGluttons.com

Krewe of Charleston

posted Nov 26, 2010, 8:44 PM by Jeff Etter   [ updated Nov 27, 2010, 8:28 AM by Jeff Etter ]

"The Krewe of Charleston was founded in 2009 by Donnie Bulliard, a Louisiana transplant who envisioned a New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade through the streets of the Holy City, Charleston (SC).  The Krewe hosted its first Grande Bal Masque on January 30, 2010 to the delight of 500 spectators. 

The KOC is gearing up for the 2011 Bal Masque.  Reigning in as Queen is former First Lady of SC, Jenny Sanford.  We are also hosting a yacht parade and planning the first ever Mardi Gras parade down the historic streets of Charleston. 

The Krewe of Charleston is the only Mardi Gras Krewe on the Atlantic Coast.


Website                  www.kreweofcharleston.net    

Krewe Motto            Semper Fi           

Click For                 Krewe of Charleston Facebook Page

Year Founded          2009      

Located                  Charleston, SC  

Membership             200 Men and Women  

Charity Served         MUSC Children's Hospital Fund 

Captain                  Donnie Bulliard

Email Contacts         kreweofcharleston@yahoo.com

Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate

posted Nov 18, 2010, 8:06 PM by Sue Etter   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 8:08 PM ]


http://www.peglegpirate.org/ 

Krewe Motto - Get On the Good Foot                  

Formed - 2004      

Tampa area, FL 

Krewe consists of 50 Men and Women

Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate (“Krewe”) works to enhance the lives of amputees and their families and to support organizations that work with amputees.  We have helped amputees here in our local community, around Florida, throughout the U.S. and in several Caribbean countries.

We provide: rehabbed prosthetic equipment for those who have no insurance; scholarship funds for amputees to attend college, university, technical or training school; home remodeling for those that need a little more safety in their bathroom or something as simple as a ramp so they can get into their home while using a wheelchair; custom handcycles and tricycles for children that have lost limbs because “every child deserves to be able to ride a bike”; and other means of assistance to help with a mortgage, a down payment on a car, automobile hand controls, and sponsorships for children to attend amputee summer camp.

The Krewe has one major fundraiser the last Saturday in February.  It is a Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot  held in Land ‘O Lakes, FL.  We are always looking for sponsors and, of course, shooters for that day.  Through the support of loyal sponsors and shooters we are able to raise the money needed for the year to help those amputees requesting our assistance.  However, with greater funding we could always help more.  Being Pirates the more booty the better.
Any amputee that needs some assistance should contact the Krewe directly. 

 Donations can be sent to Peg Leg Pirate Krewe, PO Box 1854, Ruskin, FL  33575 or call Sharon at 813-892-4913 if you wish to make a donation using your credit card.

Krewe deux Boobs

posted Nov 8, 2010, 1:36 PM by Jeff Etter   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 7:25 PM by Sue Etter ]

Krewe deux Boobs, LLC is a walking Mardi Gras krewe, started in 2008 by Yvonne M. Bruneau
(Head Mistress) and Karen Collins (Mistress of Vice) in honor of their mothers. The krewe raises money for Rack Pack-A Regional Breast Cancer Association. Rack Pack helps women (and men) going through breast cancer in the New Orleans area pay their living expenses while they are going through treatment and recovery.
Krewe deux Boobs is rolling February 13, 2011! This years theme is "The Krewe Busts Out"! We will be starting at Fahy's Irish Pub at 540 Burgundy, and dancing, walking, and marching through the French Quarter. More information coming soon!!

The Krewe deux Boobs membership drive is currently in full swing for the 2011 Mardi Gras season! If you need a membership form or information on how to donate, please e-mail krewedeuxboobs@yahoo.com or look for us on Facebook under Krewe deux Boobs,LLC.

Thank you for your interest. We'll see you on the outside!

Yvonne M. Bruneau
Head Mistress

 

 

Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune

posted Oct 8, 2010, 7:34 AM by Jeff Etter   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 7:26 PM by Sue Etter ]

Year Founded: 1979    

City: St. Petersburg, FL   

Members: 100    
Only Male Members    
www.YMKN.org  


Goals: Have Fun

Krewe Motto: NUMQUAM LUDIMUS
"We never have any fun!"

Additional Information: Our founding fathers fashioned our organization after the Krewes of New Orleans. Our officers, midshipmen and seamen wear the uniforms of the British navy of the 1800’s.

Because we are seamen at heart, King Neptune (the Greek Poseidon), the mythical god of the seas, inspired our name, "Ye Mystic Krewe of Neptune."

Neptune's trident, the staff of power, signifies the bond of fellowship that pervades our organization.

Although we are independent from other similar organizations in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, we are affiliated with the Inter Krewe Council whose roster includes many other local “Krewe”.

Charities: While the objective of the Krewe is merely to have fun our members do participate in other civic, charitable and religious organizations apart from the Krewe.

Open Membership: Yes

Thieves of San Lorenzo

posted Oct 8, 2010, 7:19 AM by Jeff Etter   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 7:26 PM by Sue Etter ]

Year Founded: 1998         


City: Clearwater, FL      

Members:
125   
Only Female Members    
www.thievesofsanlorenzo.com 


Goals:
The Thieves of San Lorenzo are a Tampa Bay based Krewe whose purpose is to have fun while giving back to the community through various charities and fundraisers.

Member Description:
The modern day Thieves of San Lorenzo were formed in 1999, and are based in Pinellas County, Florida, but we owe our inspiration and our motto, "We'll Steal Your Heart", to a brave group of women from the legendary and mystical Caribbean.

Krewe Motto:
"We'll Steal Your Heart!"

Open Membership:
Yes

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