2019 Mardi Gras Events
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MAR 1-5 – Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette. Cajun Field, Lafayette. Carnival rides & games, live music, food vendors, parades roll through festival grounds. Times vary. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
MAR 2 – Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. 800-346-1958, KreweofBonaparte.org.
MAR 2 – Children’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 12:30 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
MAR 2 – Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade. Youngsville. Public Works building to Fountain View. 337-856-4181, Youngsville.us.
MAR 4 – Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
MAR 5 – Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field. Clark Field Stadium, Lafayette.
MAR 5 – King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 10 a.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
MAR 5 – Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 1 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
MAR 5 – Independent Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 2:30 p.m. 337-237-1500, GoMardiGras.com.
MAR 5 – Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball. Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 337-291-5540, HeymannCenter.com.
St. Landry Parish
TBA – Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras Parade. 600 E Landry St., Opelousas. 337-351-6943, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 1 – Downtown Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration. Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S Market St., Opelousas. 337-948-6263, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 1-5 – Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration. Walnut & 2nd St., Eunice. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 2 – Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset. 337-322-5374, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 2-3 – Lil Nate’s L’Argent Tailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., Opelousas. 337-319-0639, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 2-3 – Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras Run. Saddle Tramp Club House, 1036 E Ebey St., Downtown Church Point. 877-783-2109, ChurchPointMardiGras.com.
MAR 3 – Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. 461 Sittig St., Eunice. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 4 – Lundi Gras Boucherie. Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Eunice. 337-457-2881, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 5 – Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run. 501 Samuel Dr., Eunice. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 337-580-3365, CajunTravel.com.
MAR 1-4 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances. Mon Ami, 7304 E Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Mon. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Costume judging at 11 p.m. Fri-Sat., and at 10 p.m. Sun-Mon. Admission fee. 337-365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais.
MAR 3 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Children’s Dance. Mon Ami, 7304 E Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, 3-6 p.m., Costume judging at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced and will ride in the parade. Admission fee. 337-365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais.
MAR 5 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade. Hwy 90 E at College Rd., Jeanerette. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 337-365-8185, IberiaTravel.com.
MAR 5 – Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade. Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88, Coteau. 1 p.m. 337-577-5099, IberiaTravel.com.
MAR 5 – Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade. Main St., Loreauville. 2 p.m. 337-229-6001, IberiaTravel.com.
St. Mary Parish
MAR 1 – Krewe of Adonis. Morgan City. Begins at the intersection of Brashear Ave. and Federal Ave. turning onto Onstead St. and continuing down Sixth St. to Marguerite St., Ninth St./Hwy.70, Brashear onto Victor II Blvd. and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. CajunCoast.com.
MAR 2 – Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. Baldwin. Begins on Hwy. 182/Main St. at the Sager-Brown facility, continues down Hwy. 182/Main St., turns left onto Martin Luther King Blvd., turns right on Bollard St., ending at Baldwin Community Center on Bollard St. 12 p.m. 985-380-8224, CajunCoast.com.
MAR 2 – Cypremort Point Boat Parade. Cypremort Point State Park, Hwy. 319. 1:00 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
MAR 2 – Krewe of Dionysius Parade. Bayou Vista. The parade will start at Gilmore proceed to John St., turn right onto Robichaux St., turn right onto Mount St., turn left onto Gilmore, turn right onto Hwy. 182 to Tournament Blvd. From Tournament Blvd., the parade will turn onto Fairview Dr. to Pattie Dr. ending at Berwick Junior High School. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
MAR 3 – Krewe of Galatea Parade. Morgan City. The parade includes 16 floats with special throws and marching bands. The parade route will begin on Second St. under the LA. 182 bridge the Municipal Auditorium on Myrtle St. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
MAR 4 – Krewe of Amani Parade. Parade begins at Patterson High School on Hwy. 182/Main St. and continues down Hwy. 182/Main St. to Place Norman Shopping Center 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
MAR 5 – Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. Franklin. Begins at Franklin Senior High School on Main St., proceeds east on Main St., making a U-turn and then continues onto Willow St. The parade then turns right onto Third St., disbanding at the end of Third St. 1 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
MAR 5 – Krewe of Hephaestus Parade. Morgan City. Begins on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore St., proceeds on Sixth St. to Marguerite St. to Ninth St./Hwy. 70, to Clothilde, to Victor II Blvd. and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
St. Martin Parish
MAR 3 – Henderson Mardi Gras Parade. Henderson. Starts at Picard’s Auto Parts on the Henderson Hwy. 352 ending at Hendry Guidry Park at the end of Amy St. 12:30 p.m.
MAR 3 – Newcomers Club Mardi Gras Festival. St. Martinville City Fairgrounds. StMartinville.org.
MAR 2 – Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. Gossen Memorial Park, 206 Frog Festival Dr., Rayne. 337-334-2332, AcadiaTourism.org.
MAR 2 – Church Point Children’s Courir de Mardi Gras. 1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House, Church Point. Begins 8:30 a.m. Downtown for parade at 12:30 p.m. Awards at 1 p.m. 337-684-2026, AcadiaTourism.org.
MAR 3 – Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras. 1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House, Church Point. Courir begins at 8 a.m. and ends downtown for a parade at 1:30 p.m. 337-684-2026, AcadiaTourism.org.
MAR 5 – Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival. Downtown, Iota. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 337-523-6557, IotaMardiGras.com.
MAR 5 – Carnival D’Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown, Crowley. Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 337-783-0821, AcadiaTourism.org.
MAR 5 – Mamou Mardi Gras. Downtown, Mamou. 337-468-3175.
MAR 5 – Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown, Kaplan. 337-643-6554.
Jefferson Davis Parish
MAR 2 – Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade. Founder’s Park, 341 N Main St., Jennings. 337-821-5532, CityOfJennings.com/Events.