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About Us

Welcome to the home page of the Krewe of Olympus - Texas, Inc. We're a Mardi Gras krewe, now based in Houston, Texas USA, that started in New Orleans in 1970. We are one of the largest predominately gay Krewes in the United States, although our membership is open to all. Our principal aims are to present theatrical and educational events that perpetuate and continue Mardi Gras traditions and to raise money for community charities. Since moving to Texas, we've donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Houston and Dallas Charitable Organizations. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You will find more information about our charitable programs on the services page.

We invite you to explore our site. You'll find information about events, membership, and sponsorship should you be interested in joining or sponsoring our activities.

King and Queeen LII

Beneficiary Selection for 2025-26

For Ball LIV, 2025-2026, the Krewe of Olympus-Texas, Inc. is accepting grant requests from charities in the greater Houston area. The requirements are:

  • Evidence of 501(c)3 non-profit status
  • Organization’s most recent financial statement
  • Budget for the present year
  • Amount of requested grant
  • Statement of willingness to offer volunteer assistance the night of the Ball
  • Grant requests are due postmarked by Thursday, May 1, 2025, to Krewe of Olympus - Texas, Inc., Attention: Vice-President, P.O. Box 920794, Houston 77292-0794.


    If you have any questions, please contact us via email at vicepresident@kreweofolympus.org.

    2024-2025 Beneficiary Recipient

    The Krewe of Olympus selected the following 501(c)(3) charitable organization to be the recipients of our
    2024-2025 Grant Program.

    Olympus LIII Ball Program Advertising (2025)

    Olympus LIII Ball Program Ad Form â€“ Adobe Acrobat PDF form. Information can be typed or selected online in this form. It can then be saved and printed and mailed to the Krewe PO Box with payment or e-mailed back to us at advertise@kreweofolympus.org  with payment to follow in the mail (if check).

    Kroger Card

    Donate to the Krewe of Olympus every time you shop at Kroger by linking your Kroger card to the Krewe of Olympus through the Kroger Community Rewards program.  Enroll at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Enter "Krewe" in the search box and select Krewe of Olympus - Texas, Inc. or just enter our organization number 80686 in the search box to link directly to the Krewe.  Thanks for helping the Krewe take advantage of this fantastic community resource.