The Krewe’s first parade was staged in 2007 as part of a loud, rowdy and somewhat risqué Mardi Gras house party in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood. This was followed by a Pink Elephant parade at a Mardi Gras themed birthday party in 2008. 

Around the same time, another friend was throwing outrageous charity parties at a local bar in the Denver Highlands. Super powers were combined in 2009, and the newly formed Krewe of Baloo hosted it’s first Masquerade Ball and Parade as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Since then, the Krewe has donated thousands of dollars to charitable organizations in Colorado and Louisiana, including Mi Casa, The New Orleans Musician’s Relief Fund, Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund, and The Roots of Music.


2016 was a break-out year for the Krewe of Baloo, with the ruckus  revelers participating in several parades separate from their annual masquerade ball, and outside the traditional Mardi Gras season. In June the Krewe marched with their Pink Elephant floats in the Denver Pride Fest Parade; and in August staged a Mid-Century themed parade for the Denver Modernism Show.  The Krewe of Baloo was also privileged and honored to participate in their first real Second Line as part of an authentic jazz funeral for a friend in the community.

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Krewe of Baloo 2017

The Krewe of Baloo

With 10 years under their belts, the Krewe of Baloo is enthusiastic about  the future, and eager to explore new opportunities for creative expression and altruistic contribution. Now, more than ever, this motley group of love addled freaks believe it’s their mission to save the world through art, music and spectacle! 


The Krewe of Baloo is excited to continue their partnership with Denver’s premier New Orleans-style funk band, Gumbo Le Funque, for their eleventh annual charity ball and parade.  Bears of a Feather will be held February 25th at the Denver Field House, a classic mid-century event space facing Mile High Stadium on Federal Boulevard.  The usual suspects will be on hand to keep the party swinging, and to raise money for a local charity that supports music education for underserved kids. Tickets are on sale now! $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Click here to buy! Like us on Facebook and stay tuned for more details.