The Krewe of Attakapas was the first ladies Carnival Krewe in Lafayette. The Krewe was organized in 1968 and held its first Ball during the 1969 Carnival Season. The membership of the Krewe of Attakapas is mystic and is by invitation only. The names of members and the member participants in the pageant are never disclosed, even after the performance.

 

The King and Dukes of the Krewe of Attakapas are chosen among men who have devoted much of their time and talent toward the development of Mardi Gras in Lafayette, and in community service.