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About The krewe of rio

The story of the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio began in 2005 when a group of eleven friends, decided to bring a new approach to Mardi Gras Carnival merriment to Acadiana, inspired by the spirit of the world famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.


Krewe Events

Want to join in on the Krewe of Rio fun? Krewe of Rio hosts a variety of events, so you can always have something to look forward to, no matter the time of year! Whether it's our Rio Sambada, Ball, Parada or Crawfish Boil, let's get together and celebrate life!

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Summer Sambada

Rio hosts their Members Only Annual Sambada to officially announce the New King and Queen. Add your name to the Royalty Lottery and you’ll surely enjoy the Mardi Gras season. Ask any past Royalty Member, as they always say “YES TO ROYALTY!”

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Rio Ball

The Annual Krewe of Rio Ball is a themed adventure of fun, friends and Mardi Gras fanfare! With bold costumes, special effects, great music and over 2,000 glittering spectators, the Krewe of Rio Ball is an experience you will never forget.

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Rio Parada

The Parada of the Krewe of Rio has become the premier Mardi Gras event in Acadiana. The Parada has become known for its colorful floats, dazzling lights and dancers and the huge amount of beads, throws and custom maracas we shower on the faithful parade-goers.

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Krewe of Rio in the Media

We love the photos that come from our Rio events, which is why we have a collection of images from every year! If you want to take a trip down memory lane to Rio's yester-year, this is where you want to go!

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Wanna be a Lagniappe Lady?Today’s the deadline to apply! ... See MoreSee Less
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New co-ed dance group, the Bayou Booty Shakers, is holding its membership meet-and-greet soon! Follow their page for info on how to join! ... See MoreSee Less
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These moments were pure gold 💛 We can't wait to do it all again in 326 days... but who's counting?! 😜📆Mark your calendars for Rio Parada — Saturday, February 3, 2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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Think you can dance like the Lagniappe Ladies? They’ve danced in our Rio Parada since 2019! See their post below about upcoming auditions! ... See MoreSee Less
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Throwback to Rio Parada 2020. 🤵🏻‍♂️👰🏻‍♀️The Parade Route Proposal via a “Will You Marry Me?” Maraca! Yes, they got married. 😍 Yes, they still are. #mardigrasmagic #riomaracas ... See MoreSee Less
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Become a rio member today

A Rio membership is comprised of a primary member plus a secondary member or guest. At this time, we do not offer single memberships. 

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