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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.

How to Get Involved

Right now is an exciting time to be in the Krewe of Bonaparte! Our officers and board members are already hard at work ensuring that this year’s upcoming events will be ones to be remembered. This includes the Fall Cocktail Party, Pre-Parade Party, Parade Ride, Coronation Ball, Mardi Gras Day Family Event, and the Krewefish Boil. We have much to celebrate so come join the excitement!

  • Membership Renewal is every May.
  • New Member Nominations are accepted during the Membership Renewal. New members must be sponsored by two current members of the Krewe of Bonaparte, who have paid their dues for the next Mardi Gras season. They must be 25 years old by the December 31st preceding Mardi Gras.

For the 2020 - 2021 Mardi Gras Season

Nominations must be received by May 31, 2020 and only nominations postmarked on or before that date will be eligible for election. In order for any Krewe member to be placed on the ballot, he/she must have paid dues for the upcoming year. The dues of the two nominating memberships must have been paid by May 31, 2020 for the nomination to be valid. Please obtain permission from the candidate before placing his/her name on the ballot. A ballot listing the names of all nominees will be communicated to all paid members in late May. Remember TWO separate memberships must sponsor each nomination.

Please nominate potential members on our website.



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