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!

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. 

View and download all of your favorite photos

Download the original krewe of rio song

Become a Krewe of Rio Member today

PO Box 51865 Lafayette, LA 70505