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Year Round – Krewe Babalu – Bay Area

Friday, January 7, Krewe Babalu officially opened their 2011 Mardi Gras season with the crowning of their Royal Court during their Epiphany party. Throughout the year members earn points based on their contribution and participation in Krewe activities. During the Epiphany party the top 5 females and males each have the opportunity to become King Baba or Queen Lu. Contenders are served a piece of traditional King’s Cake; one piece has the prized baby. The lucky members finding the baby will be officially be crowned king & Queen at the upcoming royal ball. Listen in to Talk of the Bay as we learn more about Krewe Babalu from President, Gladden Walters. 

Huge congratulations to Gladden Walters, King Baba XIII and Cathy Croft, Queen Lu XIII! Krewe Babalu will be hosting balcony parties on March 4, 5, 6 & 8. These parties are open to the public and are a great way to enjoy the best of Mardi Gras. Click here for more information. Visit their website

Krewe Babalu was founded in 1995 by Guy Taylor; on November 16, 1999 Krewe Babalu incorporated as a non-profit organization. The purpose of this fun loving organization is to promote civic and social activities within the organization and the city of Galveston and to participate and promote Mardi Gras festivities on Galveston Island. From a very small membership with big dreams this Krewe, of close to 100 members, has  grown into the best and most fun Krewe in Galveston.

Annual events include the Epiphany party which celebrates the crowning of the Royal Court and the official start of the Carnival season, a Den party where the Krewe floats are unveiled, the Krewe Babalu All Krewe Parade and of course, Mardi Gras with all the parades and parties, including Fat Tuesday! Beyond Carnival there are the Halloween party, Christmas party, and Bowl-A-Thon. Each year is new and exciting and you don’t want to miss a minute of it!

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