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
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.