The Krewe of Denham Springs was organized in November of 1980. The motto of the Krewe is "Laissez les bons temps rouler." ("Let the good times roll.") Their intention is to provide a family oriented, fun filled, local observance of Mardi Gras in the Denham Springs community.

On February 22, 1981, the Krewe was officially recognized and the first parade rolled. There were 60+ charter couple members of the Krewe.

Since its inception, the Krewe has become more organized, the size of the Krewe has varied as individual krewes formed, combined and disbanded through the years and the economy has turned sour. Each year, the Krewe of Denham Springs puts on a parade through downtown Denham Springs, throws a Mardi Gras ball for members and guests, and has an after party to celebrate the King and Queen after each parade. We strive to provide family fun for the community while having a good time ourselves, all in the spirit of Mardi Gras.

Through 1981 to 2021, there have been up to 35 individual krewes to join the Krewe of Denham Springs.