The origins of the Krewe of Oberon began
in 1928 when the Catholic Daughters of St. John’s Cathedral
Parish started the “Children’s Carnival” with the intent of
providing wholesome activity for the children of Lafayette. The
Krewe of Oberon Children’s Carnival became an independent Mardi
Gras Krewe in 1975. The Krewe is known statewide for its
historical significance, elaborate Tableau-Balls, exquisite
costumes and instruction on poise and grace.
What elevates us to more than “just” a Mardi Gras Krewe is the dedication Oberon has to the education of their young children in community service. Year after year, when everyone is putting away carnival decorations, Oberon is looking for another worthy cause to service. Often the children of the Krewe have been asked to make costume appearances for worthy causes, yet when you ask them which service project they enjoy the most it usually isn’t one in costume, it’s the ones where they feel they make a difference to those in need.
Our Tableau-Ball is the highlight of the year! Sequins, stones and last minute touches are added to costumes. Decorations, invitations, seating charts, floor plans, programs, music, lighting, and sound are checked and rechecked. Every detail for the Krewe Tableau and Ball are worked on daily to ensure one of the most spectacular costume productions to be found anywhere.