November 17, 2018 - Float Rebuild Day
We will have a float work day from 7:00 - 2:00 PM at the home of Jon and Rachel LaFleur, 3100 Burton Street, Lake Charles, 70601
There is a back entry on the corner of Craft and Reidway for additional parking. Craft is off Kirkman at Pronia's Deli.
Please bring your gloves, safety glasses, closed toed shoes and other tools needed to rebuild our float!
For our new members, this is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with other du Lac'rs and build fellowship within our great Krewe.
Hope to see you there!!
January 6, 2019 - 12th Night, Civic Center
Doors open at 6pm, festivities begin at 7pm.
The official kick-off of the Mardi Gras season is the 12th Night Parade Extravaganza in the Lake Charles Civic Center. The 12th Night celebration is always 12 days after Christmas and features the last glittering promenade of more than 60 krewes and ushering in the 2018 season. Please wear your Krewe shirts and come on out and catch up with old friends and join us in cheering on our own King and Queen! There will also be great door prizes, music and dancing!
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Joseph's Electric, Gordon's Drug Store, Moss Bluff Flower Shop, Hamilton House in Sulphur and Party Time Store on Lake Street. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, children under 5 are free.
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7pm - Cocktail Party
Our Cocktail Party will again be held at Treasures of Marilyn's, 3510 5th Avenue. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided from 8:00 - 10:00. Cash bar.
D.J. by Upscale Productions. Photographer available
Members only, black tie optional
Friday, February 22, 2019 - Decorating For Ball - 6:00 until
Buccaneer Room, Lake Charles Civic Center. Please come join in the fun and help decorate for the Ball.
Krewe du Lac merchandise will be available for purchase.
PLEASE NOTE that children are welcome, but MUST BE SUPERVISED at all times Friday night and must be kept on the 3rd floor of the CC and be watched. We cannot have them visiting other floors since other Krewes are getting ready for their Balls also.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Our Annual Costume Ball! - 6pm Buccaneer Room, Lake Charles Civic Center
Costume and wrist band required! Doors will open at 6:00 pm and close promptly at 7:00 for the duration of the Court Presentation which begins at 7:15. During the Presentation, no one may enter and the bar will be closed.
The band will be The Mixed Nuts.
The Krewe pays a food fee so our members are welcome to bring in their own food, but a corkage fee for all alcohol brought in MUST be paid and all the bottles stamped. The Civic Center is very strict about this and fines of $250 can be assessed for liquor which is "sneaked" in under costumes.
No wrapped gifts will be allowed, so use gift bags instead.
A copy of the Civic Center's Alcohol Regulations and rules regarding ice and gift wrapping as well as corkage fees can be downloaded HERE.
Here are the Cash Bar Prices as well as the Liquor by the Bottle prices. Police officers will be checking alcohol and wristbands before allowing anyone entrance into the Ball. A cash bar will be available.
Mavy Ducote Photography will be taking photos during the night, so get yourselves and your groups memorialized with a photo. Click here to get a copy of Mavy's 2018 photo price list
Costumes and wrist bands are required! Remember to wear your wristband, put it on while getting dressed so you don't forget it.
Krewe Members and Guests
February ?, 2019 - Mardi Gras Merchants' Parade - Starts at 7:00 PM
Location: Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles
Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road.
Although this is not an official Krewe du Lac function, the Merchant's Parade is a fun parade for the whole family. If you're looking for a good place to watch it, why don't you come join a big bunch of our Krewe buddies at Cooler's Ice House, 3622 Ryan St. If you get there early, you can back your pickup or SUV near the street to sit in back with the kids or bring lawn chairs to set up next to the sidewalk. The adults can socialize in the warmth and smoke free atmosphere of Coolers and then go out to the street when the parade gets there. Another benefit of Coolers is that they have clean rest rooms... and cold beer!
March 2, 2019 - World Famous Cajun Extravaganza/Gumbo Cook-Off, Civic Center, 8am - 2pm
Admission is $5, and children 5 and under are admitted free and you get to eat as much gumbo as you want.
The public gets to try a bowl from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 10, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Amateur and professional teams will stir up hundreds of gallons of rich, spicy gumbo and serve it at the Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off, which is a Mardi Gras tradition among krewes, professionals and amateurs in Southwest Louisiana. The event is a must-be-there mix of award winning food, floor-stomping music, and the down-home spirit of Mardi Gras.
Gumbo contestants begin cooking at 7:30 a.m., doors open at 8 a.m. and judging is at 11:30 a.m., with gumbo served immediately afterward until 1:30 p.m. In addition to scrumptious food, there will be festive music.
There are three categories: chicken and sausage, seafood and wild game, and there are amateur and professional divisions.
Admission is $5
March 3, 2019 - Children's Parade
Sunday the Children's Parade rolls down Ryan beginning at 3:30 pm.
Come on out and join your Krewe friends at the parking lot of Flavin Realty, 3221 Ryan St., for a laid back, relaxing day of socializing and watching the parade. The Krewe's BBQ wagon will be there and if you would like to, you're welcome to bring and burn your own fast cooking food. Don't forget to pack a lawn chair or two.
Since Dan Flavin has been gracious enough to allow us to again setup at the Flavin Realty parking lot, PLEASE do your part and keep the grounds as clean as possible. We are responsible for cleaning up afterwards, so try to pick up any trash you see on the ground.
March 4, 2019 - Royal Gala
The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Mardi Gras eve with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty. This display of kings and queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans, and jesters in museum quality costumes will be in full display, complete with music and dancing for everyone at the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana.
Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, children under 5 are free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Joseph's Electric, Gordon's Drug Store, Moss Bluff Flower Shop, Hamilton House in Sulphur and Party Time Store on Lake Street.
March 5, 2019 - Mardi Gras Day! Parking lot of Flavin Realty, 3221 Ryan St.
Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the big day, all day! Our Krewe will again have a secured area in the parking lot of Flavin Realty, 3221 Ryan St. The BBQ wagon will be fired up and available for people who want to bring & burn their own fast cooking food. A D.J. will be playing your favorite tunes for those who want to dance and we'll be toasting our new Best Court Ever! We'll also have samples of grilled sausage, boudin and/or other goodies throughout the morning.
You are encouraged to bring a side dish, dessert or snack to share with others too. So pack up your ice chests and lawn chairs and come out and enjoy the parade and the fellowship of Krewe membership!
Since Dan Flavin has been gracious enough to allow us to again setup in his parking lot, PLEASE do your part and keep the grounds as clean as possible. We are responsible for cleaning up afterwards, so try to pick up any trash you see on the ground. Any volunteers who can help take down the plastic fence and pack up the BBQ wagon after the parade is over would also be greatly appreciated!Krewe Members & Guests.
If you have any questions concerning the Krewe or any of our events scheduled, below is the list of the hard working board members who are always more than happy to help you out:
Captain Chris Owen: [email protected]
Jon Lafleur: [email protected]
Celeste Stephens: [email protected]
Robbie Ortego: [email protected]
Joan Bloomfield: [email protected]
Donnie Martin: [email protected]
Alicia LeBlanc: [email protected]
Keith Green: [email protected]
Chad Bertrand: [email protected]
Tina Reggie: [email protected]
Clarice LaFosse: [email protected]
Email Notices: I send out email notices to our members throughout the year, announcing upcoming events, special projects we'll be working on, members who have passed away and other important Krewe notices that usually aren't in the Newsletters. If you are not receiving them or would like me to send it to an additional email address, please send an email to: and ask that your name be added to the list.