The Krewe was established by a diverse group of women and elected Evaline Jones as captain.
Most classic krewes have ‘royalty’ and a ball. The Krewe of African Queens is no different. Our first Mardi Gras Ball was held in January of 2003, and our Annual Ball is considered one of the top social events of the year in Pensacola. Attendance is by invitation only, and keeping in tradition of the original Mardi Gras Ball, our ball is strictly formal. Unlike other Mardi Gras Balls, our guests do not have to pay a fee to attend.
The Krewe of African Queens (KAQ) is a Mardi Gras krewe in Pensacola, Florida that was established in 2002. Members are a diverse group of ladies of different ages, backgrounds, and races but Krewe members enjoy a strong bond between themselves, as well as their families. Membership in the KAQ is exclusive and is by invitation only. Our By-Laws state that our specific purpose is to participate in Mardi Gras and have fun!
We have one of the largest floats in Pensacola and it’s a double decker! We have custom beads and pins every year and participate in the annual Pin and Bead swap. We have a royalty court that consist of a King, Queen, 2 Dukes and 2 Duchesses.