Welcome to Krewe of Rio


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!


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.

Rio Ball

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.


Rio Parada

The Krewe of Rio's Parada has become the premier Mardi Gras event in Acadiana. Featuring over 30 colorful floats, dazzling lights and dancers, our parade boasts beads and custom maracas made to shower on the faithful parade-goers.


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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Clearly, we couldn't just pick one photo 🤩Summer Sambada was an absolute B L A S T! It was great seeing so many new and returning Krewe members on the dance floor, too. Get ready — the fun has just begun 🎉📍 The Ballroom of Broussard🍽 Poor Boy's Riverside Inn🎶 The Good Dudes📸 JD Mosley #kreweofrio #RioLafayette #iheartrio #iloverio #mardigras #Louisiana #lafayettemardigras #summersambada ... See MoreSee Less
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Krewe of Carnivale en Rio
This just in 💌Rio is proud to officially announce our newest royalty, leading us into our 19th Mardi Gras season…👑 King Dom Pedro XIX, Carl Rachal👑 Queen Isabel XIX, Christina DayriesStay tuned for more photos from tonight’s Summer Sambada including the full 2024 Corte Real, “Maracas Fabulosas” winners and so much more! #riorocks #mardigras #kreweofrio ... See MoreSee Less
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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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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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PO Box 51865 Lafayette, LA 70505