The purpose of the Krewe is to raise funds for cancer research, cancer education and indigent cancer patient care in the Baton Rouge area primarily through its membership and annual Mardi Gras Ball. The Krewe raises money for Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center as a means to perpetuate the benefits of its philanthropic activities. This relationship is a win-win situation for all concerned, especially those in need of cancer services in our community.


With over $3 million dollars raised to date,

our Krewe members know how to do more than just throw a good party.

Every year...

The KKdL Ball & Parade is held at the Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall. The Royal Court and lovely debutantes are presented in grace and style during the royal tableau.  A high energy Mardi Gras parade seeped in the tradition of New Orleans follows, so get caught up in the spirit of the moment and get ready to catch beads and throws. And, we'll party to one of the South's finest dance bands.

Your ball packets will contain information about all aspects of the evening. Ball ticket order forms will be included along with catering menus and order forms for your food, liquor and beverages for you and your guests.

The Krewe will reserve a block of rooms at the Hilton Capital Center downtown at block rate under the name "The Karnival Krewe de Louisiane." You wont want to miss out on the fun and excitement of this spectacular charitable event! We look forward to seeing you at all of the festivities!

Our Board of Directors is made up of dedicated volunteers who manage the Krewe oganizations like a business. they make sure all monies spent are essential as they develop the events associated with each Mardi Gras season. They always keep in mind that their ultimate goal is to donate as much money as possible to the fight against cancer. 

See our current list of Board Members - Click Here

The dedicated Corporate Membership makes our efforts a success, year after year. We thank all of our members for their continued support! 

See the list of current Corporate Members - Click Here

Learn more about qualifications and benefits to joining as a corporate member - Click Here

The Royal Court at Karnival Krewe has been celebrated for three decades now. At the center of the Karnival, they support us in our philanthropic activities and always show us a good time. 

See photos of the past courts and our lovely debutantes - Click Here

Our Individual Members are the heart and soul of our Krewe. They work on our planning committees and boards to make our events more successful every year, and they always know how to have a fun time in the spirit of Mardi Gras. 

Learn how to join us as an Individual Member - Click Here

The Sponsors

The Krewe is thankful for all the generous donations it receives. We'd like to give a special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Gerry Lane Enterprises. This organization has supported us through the years and we are most grateful. For more information about Gerry Lane Enterprises and their ongoing commitment to KKdL, Baton Rouge and its surrounding communities, click on the links below and see for yourself why Gerry Lane does so much more than just sell cars and trucks.