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About Krewe of Bonaparte

In 1972 a new Mardi Gras Krewe was established to help promote the tradition of Mardi Gras in Acadiana and to encourage Lafayette’s young citizens to participate in Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Bonaparte’s first event was a summer cocktail party held Saturday, August 5, 1972 at Oakbourne Country Club. Some 150 people attended the event.

2016 Royalty


L'Empereur Napoleon XL - John Fenstermaker, L'Imperatrice Josephine XL - Renee Reaux, Royal Maid - Lorraine Guidry, Royal Duke - David Bryan Duplessis, Royal Maid - Melissa Andrade, Royal Duke - Gregory Geoffroy, Royal Maid - Shari Raggio, Royal Duke - Kerry Whitmeyer, Royal Miad - Tiffany Harris, Royal Duke Matt Chiasson, Marquise De Lafayette - Rachel Comeaux.


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Join Our Krewe

The Krewe of Bonaparte is one of the premier Krewes in Lafayette, Louisiana! We have a rich history and many traditions dating back over 42 years. As a member of the Krewe you and your spouse/guest will have the opportunity to participate in many exciting events throughout the year including, the Fall Cocktail Party, The Pre-Parade Party, The Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, Coronation Ball (a sold out event each year) and Krewefish Boil.


2015-2016 Board of Directors

Michelle Guidry, Mark Lalande, Ryan Marine, Jodi Gibbens, Yvonne Opie, Chad Trahan, Mike Becnel, Junior Gonzales, Steve Raggio.

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