The Krewe of Lyra, is a coed social networking organization and Mardi Gras Krewe based out of Mandeville. They were founded in 2012, originally as an all-women parade, then in 2012 the Krewe went coed and allowed the men to join in on the fun. The Krewe originally announced there 2013 theme as “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” but with the addition of the men it’s now “Girls And Guys just want to have fun.”
Lyra’s official call “Long Live Lyra” is answered with the response “La La La Lyra!”
The Krewe's mission is to positively assist the lives of people affected by mental illness. They have created an alliance with NAMI (Nationl Alliance for Mental Illness) and participate in similar functions within the community.