Saturday Jan 7 2017 

Covington, St. John Fools of Misrule – 6pm The 5th Feast of Fools and March takes place 4-10pm. Its bawdy procession through Covington's historic St. John District kicks off the season on the Northshore. The evening begins with a "Feast of Fools" at 4pm followed by a marching parade at 6pm led by a "Lord of Misrule", flambeaux and a brass band starting at Columbia Street Tap Room & Grill (434 N. Columbia). The revelers follow a route along Lockwood St. west to New Hampshire St., south to Walker Alley and then north along Columbia St. to end back at the Tap Room. The St. John Fools of Misrule formed in 2011 to announce the arrival of Carnival season on the Northshore. Their slogan: Vivere Vita Omnino! – Live Life Completely!

Jan 14, 2017

Shreveport-Bossier, Krewe of Sobek

Jan 16 2017

Shreveport-Bossier, Krewe of Harambee - 1:00pm Parade begins at Milam and Texas Street, Shreveport. It is a huge, family-friendly parade that celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. It rolls through downtown Shreveport and features marching bands, stilt walkers, dozens of oats and more.

January 23, 2017

Krewe of Cypress Mardi Gras Ball @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm To be held at the Plaquemine Civic Center. The public is welcome to attend as “balcony spectators” and must enter the Civic Center by using the outside stairway entrance.  Balcony spectator tickets are available for purchase at the door. Admission to the ballroom floor during the Tableau is limited to Krewe members and invited guests only. Invitations and proper attire are required for Tableau admission.

January 28, 2017

Grand Cane,, Krewe of Demeter Grand Bal II, David Means 4H Building, 10117 HIGHWAY 171 6:30 PM - 12 AM (318) 344-3335. Join the Krewe of Demeter Under the Big Top for our annual Grand Bal. Tickets are $75 each or $125 per couple. DJ Chris Jett and After Hours Band will provide some awesome entertainment. We will also have some circus surprises pop up throughout the night. We will have bottomless cups for ony $15. Horsd'oeuvres will be provided by Chef Hunter Lee. BLACK TIE FORMAL ATTIRE REQUIRED. Only 250 Tickets Available! Please see any krewe member for tickets or call our Captain, Crystal Hults at 318 518 4313

Sunday January 29, 2017

  • Alexandria, TAPP Into Mardi Gras,  downtown - 7 pm Join us at the end of the Pineville Light the Night parade at Caughlin Saunders for a Second Line back down Third Street for the Third Street After Parade Party.

Jan 30 2017

  • Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Ball @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm To be held at the Plaquemine Civic Center.The public is welcome to attend as “balcony spectators” and must enter the Civic Center by using the outside stairway entrance.  Balcony spectator tickets are available for purchase at the door. Admission to the ballroom floor during the Tableau is limited to Krewe members and invited guests only. Invitations and proper attire are required for Tableau admission.
  • Lafayette, Krewe of Carnivalle en Rio Parade, 6:30 pm

Saturday Feb 4, 2017 

  • Mansfield, Krewe of Demeter Mardi Gras Parade,  2017 theme is Under the Big Top. The parade will roll through the streets of Mansfield, Feb. 4, 2017. The parade starts at 6 p.m.
  • Ponchatoula, Krewe of Omega Ball 7pm - Midnight - John Guzzardo 985-345-746  Web Site Non members call John for tickets @ 985-345-7467 or 985-222-3347. Music by The Dominos. BYOB and Cash Bar available. Formal Attire Required.

Tuesday Feb 7, 2017

  • Lake Charles, Krewe of Golden Years - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the Civic Center. Senior citizens who have passed down Mardi Gras traditions celebrate the season with food and a Mardi Gras ball. Free to seniors 60 and up.

Friday Feb. 10, 2017

  • New Iberia, Bayou Mardi Gras Parade - Family-style Mardi Gras celebration on the banks of the Bayou Teche on historic Main Street New Iberia, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., (337) 367-2844, BayouMardiGras.com

Saturday Feb 11 2017 

  • Baton Rouge, Krewe of Orion Parade Its Good to be the King, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM http://kreweoforion.com/
  • Grand Coteau, Mardi Gras Ball - 9pm-1:30am Grand Coteau, LA – St. Peter Claver Hall |  | $12 at the door, $10 in advance    337-349-5814 252 Church St.  Live music featuring Terry & The Zydeco Bad Boyz 
  • Minden, Fasching Karneval & Parade - 10 am. For more information call Wanda Pittman at 318-377-2144, ext 43 or Renae Simmons at (318)268-2264 or drs25@bellsouth.net.
  • Slidell, Krewe of Bilge – 12pm Boat parade. Founded in 1978 by a few local residents who costumed and decorated their boats to parade along the canals of the Eden Isles subdivision, the krewe now boasts over 400 members. This year's theme: "Fairy Tales and Myths." Starts at Marina Café on Harbor Dr. and The Dock of Slidell, visit website for route. 
  • Slidell, Krewe of Mona Lisa & MoonPie, – 7pm Theme: Mona Plays Games Founded in 1984, this 200+ member walking group with the signature Moonpie throw features costumed marchers, dancing clubs and brass bands, plus an eclectic mix of grocery carts, bicycles, and rickshaws. Mona marches from the corner of Robert St., marches through Olde Towne along Cleveland, Second, Erlanger and First, and ends around 9pm at at the 200 block of Carey Street with The Red Bean Ball, a street party. The public is invited to help fill the street with dancing feet. This year's theme: "Mona's Battle of the Bands."
  • Slidell, Krewe of Poseidon – 1pm Theme: Myths and Legends www.poseidonofslidell.com Co-ed krewe founded in 2015 with 445 riders and 24 floats. Starts at the intersection of Berkley Street and Spartan Drive, and follows a route northwest to Highway 11, northeast to Hwy 190, and east through town just past the intersection of 190 and Kensington Boulevard.
  • Springhill, Main Street Mardi Gras Parade - begins at 1:00PM in historic downtown Springhill.  For more information, contact Maggie Haskins at (318)539-5681
  • New Orleans, French Quarter, Krewe du Vieux (Mature themed) - 6:30 p.m.
  • New Orleans, French Quarter,Krewedelusion, follows Vieux

Sunday Feb 12, 2017

  • Jeanerette, Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade. Canal, MLK & Main St,  1 p.m. 337-255-9539, IberiaTravel.com.
  • Golden Meadow, Krewe of Des Petite – 1:00pm
  • Metairie Little Rascals - Noon
  • Slidell, Krewe of Slidellians– 1pm Theme: Memories of Days Gone By – Classic TV www.slidellwomenscivicclub.org

    Parades along Pontchartrain Dr. from Spartan Dr. to Hwy. 11, then along Front St. to Gause Blvd. and ending at Lindberg Dr. Founded in 1947, the Slidell Women's Civic Club was formed to foster community service in eastern St. Tammany Parish and is open to the community for riders and sponsorships.
  • Slidell, Mystic Krewe of Perseus – 1:30pm Theme:  They All Aks’d for You www.kreweofperseus.com Founded in 1970, Perseus hosts a thirteen-float parade with riders donning his or her own handmade costume. The Krewe’s 170 members throw hand-decorated plastic crabs, crab beads, slap bracelets, and cups. Route loads up at Fritchie Park and begins at Salmen High School. Immediately follows Slidellians’ parade.
  • Pearl River, Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club – 1pm Theme: Geaux Louisiana Founded in 1953, the popular day parade begins at Pearl River High School and continues south on Highway 41, turning left at the light onto Hwy. 3081 and ending at the Pearl River Town Hall on Willis Alley. Supports the LA Lions Eye Foundation and Crippled Children’s Camp and hosts an annual senior citizens’ dinner for the town.
  • Lafayette, Courir de Mardi Gras, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Vermilionville's Historic Village Join Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville on February 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as they bring a traditional country Mardi Gras run to the city for their annual Courir de Mardi Gras with the Basile Mardi Gras Association. Admission is $5; children under 3 get in free.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017

  • Hammond, Krewe of Omega Parade - 6:30pm - Joyce Smith 985-345-3442 Web Site
  • Houma, Krewe of Hercules - 6:00pm
  • Mandeville, Krewe of Eve – 7pm Celebrating its 30th year, the ladies'' night parade will roll 24 beautifully decorated Blaine Kern floats—one of which is tandem—on the theme, "30 Years of Fun and Games." With over 350 members in elaborately decorated sweatshirts, and an annual competition of local and out-of-state marching bands, the parade includes fireworks, bubbles, bands, and lots of throws for a fun family night. Starts near the junction of Hwy 22 and US 190 and follows W. Causeway Approach above Monroe St., crosses 190 and ends on E. Causeway Appr.
  • New Orleans, Cork French Quarter 3:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Oshun Uptown 6:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Cleopatra Uptown 6:30 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Eve Mandeville 7:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Excalibur Metairie 7:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Athena Metairie 7:30 p.m.
  • Pineville, Light the Night Parade. Downtown Pineville & Downtown Alexandria 7:00PM Route: College Boulevard (Pineville) at Donahue Ferry Road - Main Street - Across the Jackson Street Bridge - Third Street (Alexandria)
  • Ruston, Krewe Of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball & Nclac Silent Auction, 401 N. Trenton St.,Tel: 318-255-2031. 7:00pm The Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball is Ruston's premier Mardi Gras event, making it the social event of the season.

Saturday Feb 18, 2017

  • Abita Springs, Krewe of Push Mow – 11am Theme: Dollar Store Dumpster Discoveries www.pushmow.com Dozens of humorously themed homemade floats, many based on lawn equipment, take part in this rousing cruise through the heart of town. Starts at Abita Town Hall, following Level St. to Magnolia, Main St., Leveson and back to Town Hall for a party immediately afterward. Roads leading into Abita Springs close at 10am.
  • Chalmette, Knights of Nemesis - 1:00 p.m. St. Bernard's Mardi Gras parade, presented by the Knights of Nemesis Social Club, begins at 1pm at the Sigur Center and travels up and down Judge Perez Dr. through Chalmette.  The parade features over 20 floats, 30 marching units, and 300 riders throwing a special parade t-shirt, medallion beads, cups, and other novelty items.504-583-3998 Festival Website
  • Chauvin, Krewe of Petit Caillou. Begins at Chauvin Swimming Pool, 108 South Rec. 7 Ct. in Chauvin going up on Hwy 56 and ending at Marty J’S Truck Stop, 494 Hwy. 56 in Chauvin, LA Mardi Gras Parade. For more information, call (985) 226-0049.
  • Covington, Krewe of Olympia – 6pm Theme: Three Hundred Thirsty Thespians www.kreweofolympia.net Founded in 1965, this 300-member Krewe is the oldest in St. Tammany. Keeping the identity of King Zeus a secret until the parade, members ride on floats, trucks and horses interspersed with marching bands from across the Northshore. Starts in front of St. Tammany Parish Justice Center on Columbia St. and follows a route along Hwy 21/Boston St. to Jefferson, 15th, Tyler, W. 23rd and back through downtown again.
  • Ball, Mardi Gras Parade - 10:00AM Route - North along Hwy. 165 in Ball from Paradise Elementary to Town Hall.
  • Lafayette,  Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, 6:30 p.m. 337-984-6522, RioLafayette.com. The Rio Parade is known for its colorful floats, rocking bands and some of the best beads and throws in Acadiana!
  • Houma, Krewe of Aquarius - 6:30pm West Side Parade Route Westside Route- Bayou Gardens Blvd to Town Hall on Barrow Street Mardi Gras Parade. For more information, call (985) 532-6236
  • Larose, Le Krewe of Des-t Cajuns - The parade rolls at 12:00pm Small traditional parade with trucks and throws.

     
  • Madisonville, Krewe of Tchefuncte – 1pm Theme: Broadway comes to Madisonville www.kreweoftchefuncte.org  The colorful boats-only floating parade founded in 1973 cruises the Tchefuncte River, starting at Salty’s Marina, then heads downriver and turns around to dock on both the north and south sides of the Hwy 22 bridge. King Neptune’s Marching Society precedes the boat parade by marching down Water Street to the reviewing stand.
  • Metairie, Krewe of Caesar Saturday 6:00 PM Parade Route
  • Monroe, Krewe of Janus Children's Mardi Gras Parade - 10:30 am Complete with beads and floats and Mardi Gras fun at Pecanland Mall's Center Court. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the first 100 participants receive a goody bag!
  • Monroe, Krewe of Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade - 1:30 pm See a twist on the traditional Mardi Gras festivities with pets of all sorts in costumes and floats, and of course plenty of beads along their parade route in Antique Alley! If you are interested in entering your pet, please see the registration information on our Calendar of Events Listing Page.
  • Monroe, Downtown River Jam Mardi Gras Party - 5:00 pm Jim Taylor Auto Group presents Downtown River Jam featuring Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas live on the Skent-N-Dent stage in the Old Coca-Cola Building! Enjoy music, food, a full bar, free beer samplings by Choice Brands, and MORE while you wait for the parade! Enjoy a front row seat on Walnut for the parade without camping all day. 
  • Monroe, Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade: Janus Around the World - 6 pm - Join us for Mardi Gras fun in Downtown West Monroe and Monroe as lighted floats and marching bands parade through the Twin Cities.
  • St. Bernard, Nemesis,1:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Pontchartrain Uptown 1:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Choctaw Uptown 2:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Freret Uptown 2:30 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Sparta Uptown 6:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Pygmalion Uptown 6:15 p.m.
  • New Orleans, ‘tit Rəx (‘tit Rex) Marigny 5:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Chewbacchus Marigny 7:00 p.m.
  • Slidell, Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne – 10am Theme: Life is a Furry Tail www.facebook.com/KreweDePawsOfOldeTowne Slidell’s Krewe for Canines donates any proceeds to its Olde Towne parade to various local animal-loving non-profit organizations. This year’s Grand Marshal is WWL-TV’s Ashley Rodrigue and her dog Tater Tot.
  • Slidell, Mystic Krewe of Titans – 6:30pmTheme:  Rolling Through the 70’s www.kreweoftitans.com Comprised of 325 members, Titans was established in 2010 by a group of Carnival veterans who wanted to bring the merriment of Mardi Gras to the streets of Slidell in a high-quality, family-oriented, nighttime parade. The only co-ed krewe that parades at night. Starts in Fritchie Park.
  • St. Amant, Krewe of Diversion 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Boat Parade ,  at noon.   All proceeds benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Boats will travel down the Diversion Canal  from Canal Bank Bar at the Diversion Canal Bridge to the weir then up the Amite River to Manny’s Bar, where the parade will end.  Food and St Jude items will be available for sale at Manny’s and there will be a live auction at 5:30 or when all boats have made it to Manny’s
  • Woodworth Mardi Gras Parade - 12:00PM  Route: Maison Rue & Castor Plunge Road to Dan Triplett Road, then to Brookwood Drive to Hwy. 165 South back to Castor Plunge Road.
  • West Bank, Krewe of Adonis - 11:45 AM

Sunday Feb 19, 2017

  • Addis, Addis Mardi Gras Parade 1:00PM Theme: Universal Studios
  • Baton Rouge, Krewe of Mutts - Come out and enjoy the fun of this great parade. Bark in the Park is from 10 am- 4 pm and the parade...North Blvd. & Fourth Street
  • Houma, Krewe of Hyacinthians - 12:00pm
  • Houma, Krewe of Titans, following Krewe of Hyacinthians
  • Jeanerette, Krewe of Ezana - 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Main St., Canal St., Pellerin St., Martin Luther King Dr. (337) 255-9539
  • Jeanerette, Grand Marais Mardi Gras Children's Dance - Costume judging at 4:30 p.m. Children's court winners will be announced and will ride in the parade. Mon Ami, 7304 Hwy. 90 E., Jeanerette, 3 - 6 p.m., (337) 365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais
  • Larose, Krewe of Versailles -  12:00pm
  • New Orleans, Femme Fatale Uptown 11:00 a.m.
  • New Orleans, Carrollton Uptown Noon
  • New Orleans, King Arthur and Merlin Uptown 1:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Alla Uptown 1:30 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Tchefuncte Madisonville 2:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Barkus French Quarter 2:00 p.m.
  • Scott, Mardi Gras Parade. City of Scott. 1 p.m. 337-269-5155
  • Shreveport-Bossier, Krewe of Barkus and Meoux, Shreveport-Bossier - 1:00pm. Parade takes place at Reeves Marine Center, 2000 Reves Marine Drive, Bossier City. The Mardi Paw Pet Parade is a chance for festive pets to celebrate Mardi Gras. All pet owners are invited to participate. Animal costumes are encouraged.
  • Slidell, Krewe of Dionysus, – 1pm Theme: Fraternity Days Web Site The krewe's 250+ members celebrate Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, the god of wine. Parading through the streets of Slidell since 1985, it begins on Spartan Drive at Fritchie Park and travels to Pontchartrain Drive. The krewe's 250+ members celebrate Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, the god of wine, with the motto "A drinking Krewe with a Mardi Gras problem parading through the streets of Slidell since 1985.
  • Slidell, Krewe of Claude1:00 p.m. Established in 1986 by the Washington Heights Tenant Association, members focus as much on community service as the celebration of Mardi Gras. The krewe name was derived from the street on which the housing complex is located, a former pecan orchard, inspiring the krewe's tradition of throwing pecans.
  • St. Martinville., Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball. Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy.,  337-394-2233, Web Site
  • Thibodaux, Krewe of Shaka -  12:30pm
  • Thibodaux, Krewe of Ambrosia, Thibodaux, 2:00pm

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

  • Alexandria, LSUA Mardi Gras Parade - 12 noon , Route:  Tom Bowman Road-Grady Britt Drive-Garyy Tisdale-Middleton Drive-Acorn to Lot 5
  • New  Orleans, Druids Uptown 6:30 p.m.
  • New  Orleans,Nyx Uptown 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Feb 23, 2017

  • New Orleans, Babylon Uptown 5:45 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Chaos Uptown 6:15 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Muses Uptown 6:30 p.m

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

  • Alexandria, Hixson Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade - 4:30PM Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions.Route: Murray Street to Fifth Street, onto Jackson Street, turns onto Third Street ends at St. James Street.To register cars, contact Daniel McGuffee (318) 561-5900 or (318) 419-7216.
  • Baton Rouge, Krewe of Southdowns Mardi Gras Parade 1676 Glasgow Avenue, Glascow Middle School. Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Web Site
  • Eunice – Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown Eunice - 2nd Street area. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com. Feb 22-28
  • Houma, Krewe of Aphrodite - 6:30pm
  • Jeanerette, Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances - Costume judging at 11 p.m. Fri. - Sat., and at 10 p.m. Sun. - Mon. Admission fee. Mon Ami, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, , Fri. - Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sun. 7 p.m. - midnight, Mon. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., 337-365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais 
  • Golden Meadow, Krewe of Athena  – 7:00pm
  • Lafayette , “Kick Off” Parade, Lafayette - 6 p.m Downtown to Cajun Field,  800-346-1958, Web Site
  • Lafayette, Feb 24-28 – Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette. Cajun Field, Lafayette. Carnival rides & games, live music, food vendors, parades roll through festival grounds. Times vary. 800-346-1958
  • Lake Charles, Mardi Gras Merchants' Parade - 7:00pm 337-661-3361, Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles. Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road.
  • Mandeville, Original Krewe of Orpheus - 6pm The all-male krewe is reborn! For their return to the streets of Mandeville, OKO will roll with floats illuminated by LEDs and street effects, and throws include beads and signature medallions. In keeping with the theme from the Blues Brothers film, "Jake and Elwood" come in from Chicago with their famous blues band on a float holding a movie-set-quality car. The official call and response of the hearty Krewe is: "HAIL ORPHEUS" "HAIL YES". 
  • Morgan City, Krewe of Adonis Parade -  7 p.m. 985-380-8224 Visit Website
  • New Orleans, Hermes Uptown 6:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans,d'Etat Uptown 6:30 p.m.
  • New Orleans,Morpheus Uptown 7:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans,Selene Slidell 6:30 p.m.
  • New Orleans,Morpheus Uptown 7:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans,Centurions Metairie 7:00 p.m.
  • New Orleans,Orpheus Mandeville 7:00 p.m.
  • Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration -  7pm-10pm. Downtown - Delta Grand Theatre | 337-948-6263 120 S. Market Street. Free Admission. Get into the carnival spirit with live music featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie! This event is dedicated to preserving and promoting our distinct Cajun and Creole roots that are traced back to the city’s rich history.
  • Opelousas, Lil Nate’s L’Argent Trailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., . 337-319-0639, CajunTravel.com.
     
  • Slidell, Krewe of Selene – 6:30pm Theme: Do You Believe in Magic? www.kreweofselene.net Founded in 1998, this 400-member krewe is named for the ancient Greek godess of the moon, Selene, lover of Endymion, the god of eternal youth and fertility. Lighted wands are a signature throw. Traditional Slidell route.

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

  • Alexandria , AMGA 21st Annual Children's Parade, downtown - 10 am Route: Downtown Alexandria-Murray-fifth street-Jackson-fourth Street-Third Street to St. James Street Click here for the parade route map.
  • Bayou Vista Krewe of Dionysus Parade, 2 p.m.
  • Baldwin, Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade,  noon
  • Bush, Krewe of Bush – 9am (No theme) www.kreweofbush.com Fun parade of trucks, boats, floats, horses and ATV's held on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. Free for your krewe to ride, roll or walk - bring your own throws and line up by 8:30am. Begins at Hwy 41 & Watts Thomas Rd.
  • Butte La Rose The Heart of Atchafalaya Committee will be hosting their first Mardi Gras Parade. Parade will take place Saturday February 25th at 10:00 am in Butte La Rose. They will be accepting a limited number of floats and golf carts. The floats must be registered under a camp/homeowner of butte la rose. Floats and golf carts $50.00 (includes two people) and $20.00 per person after, Walkers $20.00. All participants must dress in Mardi Gras attire (preferred traditional Mardi Gras costume). Accepting deposits now. To reserve your spot please contact Lindsey 337-349-5491 or Susan 337-739-0988.
  • Church Point, FEB 25-26 – 56th Annual Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras Run, Church Point. Saddle Tramp Club House, 1036 E. Ebey St., Downtown for parades, Church Point. 877-783-2109, ChurchPointMardiGras.com.
  • Cypremort Point,  Cypremort Point Parade, 1 p.m. p.m. 985-380-8224 Visit Event Websit
  • Jennings, Mardi Gras Festival & Parade - 4 pm. Founder's Park, Main St., Jennings   337-821-5532, Web site
  • Eunice – Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown Eunice - 2nd Street area. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com. Feb 22-28 
  • Houma, Krewe of Mardi Gras - 6:30pm
  • Golden Meadow, Krewe of Atlantis – 12:00pm
  • Lake Arthur, Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Cancer Ball Lake Arthur Community Center/ 50.00 per couple. Music by LA Swamp Groove
  • Lake Charles, Krewe of Omega Parade - 2:00pm. The Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras parade will be held in downtown Lake Charles. The krewe also gives service awards to those who participate in the improvement of the community and its people. Krewe of Omega was formed to bring Mardi Gras activities to the black community. To this day, it is the only Southwest Louisiana krewe to hold its own parade. The parade is held each year on the Saturday prior to Mardi Gras. Parade Route: Start on North side of Civic Center to Broad St. heading east to Enterprise Blvd, left on Enterprise to Mill St., left on Mill St. back to Civic Center.
  • Lake Charles, Krewe of Barkus Parade, Lake Charles - 3:00pm. A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere.  The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly attended parades during the Mardi Gras season, the day-time parade attracts pet-lovers and families.  Entry fee applies. Organized by Cumulus Broadcasting.
  • Lake Charles, Zydeco Dance -  3-5 p.m.. At the Civic Center. Live band playing Mambo and Zydeco.
  • Lake Charles, Krewe of Illusions - 7:30 p.m. At the Civic Center. Celebrate Mardi Gras with the annual presentation of the Krewe of Illusions. Tickets are $30 orchestra, formal attire required. $18 balcony reserved seating and $15 standard balcony seating, casual attire.
  • Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups and music. Always the Saturday before Mardi Gras. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville, 2 - 4 p.m., (888) 677-7200, Crt.State.La.us/Louisiana-State-Parks
  • Lafayette, Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, 6:30 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
  • Lafayette, Children's Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field 12:30 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
  • Larose, Le Krewe of Dubon Temps - Parade rolls at 6:30 p.m. Catch tradional throws from 200 riders on ten illuminated floats.

     
  • Lockport, Krewe of Apollo, Lockport – 12:00pm
  • Luling, Krewe of Lul - 12 noon.  comprises of more than 30 floats created by  individual groups , including the Krewe of Mixed Nuts, Cajuns on the Bayou, Krewe of HBA, Krewe of Rhapsody, Becnel Bunc, Diamond Social Club, Derby Gang and the Millennium Carnival Club. Parade is set to roll at noon, beginning at Sugarhouse Road and Courville Drive in Luling, LA.
  • Natchitoches, Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade, 5pm. Route is Keyser Ave, Front St. and Texas St.
  • New Orleans, NOMTOC Westbank 10:45 a.m.
  • New Orleans, Iris Uptown 11:00 a.m.
  • New Orleans, Tucks Uptown Noon
  • New Orleans, Endymion Mid City 4:15 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Isis Metairie 6:30 p.m.
  • Opelousas, Lil Nate’s L’Argent Trailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., . 337-319-0639, CajunTravel.com.
  • Shreveport-Bossier, Krewe of Gemini - 4:00pm. Parade begins on Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. Masked revelers on oats, marchers and horseback riders respond to the age old cry “Throw me something, Mister!” by tossing beads, toys and trinkets.
  • Reserve, Krewe of Towahpasah Parade - 1:00 pm beginning at West 10th St. and Railroad Ave.
  • Vinton, Mardi Gras Celebration, Cookoff starts at 10am parade starts at 2:00pm. Downtown Vinton. Krewe des Gratis will host a gumbo cook-off at 10 a.m. when the teams will begin cooking and a parade at 2 p.m. ending at Knights of Columbus Hall where the gumbo judging will begin at 3 p.m.  Free gumbo tasting begins after the judging.
  • Youngsville, Mardi Gras Parade. Public Works building to Fountain View, Youngsville. 337-856-4181.

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

  • Alexandria , AMGA 23rd Annual Krewes Parade - 2:00 pm Route: Texas Avenue-Masonic-Memorial-North Boulevard-Alexandria Mall Click here for parade route.
  • Crowley., Carnival D'Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown,  Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 337-783-0821, Crowley-LA.com.
  • Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. Eunice Rec Complex, 461 Sittig St., Eunice. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com.
  • Eunice – Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown Eunice - 2nd Street area. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com. Feb 22-28 
  • Houma, Krewe of Terreanians - 12:30pm
  • Houma, Krewe of Montegut - 2:00pm
  • Golden Meadow, Krewe of Nereids  – 6:00pm
  • Lake Charles, Children’s Parade  - 2 p.m. Children's Day at the Civic center 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Old-time Louisiana culture, arts and crafts, Mardi Gras music and magic.Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. A purple, green and gold parade for the young and young at heartNew Orleans, Okeanos Uptown 11:00 a.m.
  • Lake Charles, Lighted Boat Parade - 7 p.m. At the Civic Center. Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles.
  • Leesville, downtown Leesville at 2:00 pm. held by the Chamber the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. 
  • New Orleans, Mid-City Uptown 11:45 a.m.
  • New Orleans, Thoth Uptown Noon
  • New Orleans, Bacchus Uptown 5:15 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Napoleon Metairie 5:00 p.m.
  • Opelousas, Lil Nate’s L’Argent Trailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., . 337-319-0639, CajunTravel.com.
  • Plaquemine, Krewe of Comogo Night Time Mardi Gras Parade - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The only night time Mardi Gras Parade in Iberville Parish!The parade begins on Highway 1 between Citizens and Iberville Banks and continues down Highway 1 to Belleview Road where it takes a right and travels to Enterprise Boulevard.Sponsored by Krewe of Comogo Krewe of Comogo
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  • Shreveport-Bossier, Krewe of Highland - 2:00pm. *Schedule subject to change due to NFL Super Bowl. Parade begins at Gilbert Drive and Ockley Drive, Shreveport. It rolls through the historic Highland neighborhood. Shreveport’s most eccentric krewe is famous for throwing hotdogs, packs of ramen noodles and moon pies. 
  • Thibodaux, Krewe of Cleophas, Thibodaux – 12:30 pm
  • Thibodaux, Krewe of Chronos, Thibodaux – 1:30 pm This krewe follows the Krewe of Cleophas parade and is Thibodaux's oldest parade. Features double-decker floats.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

  • Batchelor, Lundy Gras Parade - 11 a.m. For More Information and to confirm Contact:  (225) 492-3474
  • Crowley, Carnival D'Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown,  Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 337-783-0821, Crowley-LA.com.
  • Eunice, Lundi Gras Boucherie. Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Eunice. 337-457-2881, CajunTravel.com.
  • Eunice – Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown Eunice - 2nd Street area. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com. Feb 22-28 
  • Houma, Krewe of Cleopatra - 6:30pm
  • Kenner,Lundi Gras Celebration 10:00 am. 504-468-7231 514 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA Lundi Gras (Eve of Carnival Day) celebration with festivities including the meeting of the Krewe of Argus royal court with the Krewe of Zulu royal court.  Music, food, and fun
  • Lafayette, Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field,6 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
  • Lake Charles, Royal Gala -  7 p.m. The Cinderella moment of the season features the 2016 courts of more than 60 krewes with kings, queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans and jesters. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $6 at the door. Children 5 and under are admitted for free.
  • Metairie, Krewe of Pandora - 7:00pm 504-736-6100 Route: Jefferson Parish Eastbank Parade Route-Veterans Memorial Boulevard
  • New Orleans, Proteus Uptown 5:15 p.m.
  • New Orleans, Orpheus Uptown 6:00 p.m.

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Chackbay, Krewe of Choupic – 1:00pm
  • Coteau, Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade, with marching bands, dance groups and music. Francis Romero Memorial Park, Coteau Park Rd. & LA 88, , 1 - 2 p.m., (337) 577-5099.
  • Covington, Krewe of Covington Lions Club – 10am Theme: Playtime. The Covington Lions Club has brought the celebration of Mardi Gras to downtown Covington since 1959. Follows the same route as the Krewe of Olympia.
  • Covington, Mystic Krewe of Covington follows Lions Theme: Childhood Memories. Founded in 1951 by the Knights of Columbus, this krewe was once called the “Krewe of KaaCee.”
  • Crowley., Carnival D'Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown,  Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 337-783-0821, Crowley-LA.com.
  • Eunice – Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown Eunice - 2nd Street area. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com. Feb 22-28 
  • Folsom, Krewe of Folsom – 2pmTheme: Through the Decades - 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's. This eclectic krewe parades decorating floats, vintage autos, trucks and tractors, ATVs, RVs, horses and horse-drawn wagons.  Starts and ends at Magnolia Park at 13296 LA-40 near Olive St. and follows to Cleveland, along Hwy. 25 to Jackson St. and back.
  • Franklin, Franklin Mardi Gras Parade,  1 p.m. 985-380-8224 Visit Event Website
  • Gheens, Krewe of Gheens  – 11:00am
  • Golden Meadow, Krewe of Neptune  – 12:00pm
  • Houma, Krewe of Houmas - 11 am, West Side Route - Bayou Gardens Blvd to Town Hall on Barrow Street. Mardi Gras parade featuring floats with riders throwing specialty beads, doubloons, cups and novelties. Also features local bands and marching units. For more information, call (985) 868-3806
  • Houma, Krewe of Kajuns following Houmas
  • Houma, Krewe of Tradition. - 1 pm, The Krewe of Tradition is a hand-made parade. It is a showcase for visual and performance artists in Houma, LA and those who travel in for our most wonderful time of the year, Mardi Gras. We have but one rule, no motorized vehicles.

    The big day is on Mardi Gras Day (we do cancel for inclement weather) Krewe of Tradition marching members parade at 1:00. The foot parade starts at South LA Feed & Seed, proceeds to Courthouse Square, then returns to Le Petit Theater. We are lead by a brass band comprised of local musicians, and we are joined this year by members of the Cajun Rollergirls. We throw hand made necklaces and trinkets made from upcycled materials rather than the metallic beads. The contest at Le Petit Theater will begins at 1:30. The royal court of six winners will be crowned by 2:00 pm before the Krewe of Houmas parade arrives downtown. Judges priority goes to handmade costumes and children in costume.
  • Houma, Krewe of Bonne Terre - 4:00pm
  • Iota, Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival,   Downtown. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 877-783-2109, IotaMardiGras.com.  and acadiatourism.org
  • Jeanerette, Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Family-oriented Mardi Gras parade with floats, bands, dance groups, Mardi Gras royalty, Grand Marshal, elaborate and colorful costumes, and tons of beads and throws. Most original and ugly costumes. Hwy. 90 & College Rd., , 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., (337) 365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais
  • Kaplan, Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade,  Downtown. This old-fashioned, family-style Mardi Gras parade rolls through the streets of downtown .Phone: 337-643-6554
  • Lacombe, Krewe of Chahta – 1pmTheme: Spirit of the Wind. Named for Chahta-Ima High School, which many of the founding members attended and which itself is named for St. Tammany’s founding father, Fr. Adrien Rouquette, is comprised of floats, cars, marching units and horse groups. Starts at the Morocco Room and follows US 190 north to 17th Street, Fish Hatchery Rd., and ends at Lacombe Nursing Home. Founded in 1989.
  • Loreauville, Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade - Mardi Gras parade with marching bands, dance groups and music. Main Street, Loreauville, 2 - 3 p.m., (337) 229-6001. 
  • Lafayette,  Mardi Gras Festival Parade - 1 p.m.. Downtown to Cajun Field 800-346-1958
  • Lafayette, KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade - 2:30 p.m., Downtown to Cajun Field 337-237-1500
  • Lafayette, Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field. Clark Field Stadium, Lafayette, LA. MardiGrasShow.com.
  • Lafayette, King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 10 a.m. 800-346-1958
  • Lafayette, Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball. Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette, LA. 337-291-5540, HeymannCenter.com.
  • Lake Charles - Motor Gras Parade - 3 pm. Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles
  • Lake Charles, Krewe of Krewes’ Parade  - 5 p.m. Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. More than 100 elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday celebration.
  • Mamou., Mamou Mardi Gras. Downtown, 337-468-3175.
  • Morgan City, Krewe of Hephaestus Parade,  2 p.m.  985-380-8224 Visit Event Website
  • New Orleans, Zulu Uptown 8:00 a.m.
  • New Orleans,Rex Uptown 10:00 a.m.
  • New Orleans,Elks Orleanians Uptown follows Rex
  • New Orleans,Crescent City Uptown follows Elks
  • New Orleans,Argus Metairie 10:00 a.m.
  • New Orleans,Elks Jeffersonians Metairie after Jefferson
  • New Orleans,Lrya West Bank 10:00 a.m
  • Opelousas , Half Fast Krewe of Frank’s Mardi Gras Parade - 11:00 am. The 17th Annual Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras parade has earned a reputation for being family friendly with at least 30 floats, lots of beads, marching bands and dance troupes. The parade lasts approximately an hour starting at the 600 block of East Landry Street heading west to pass Courthouse Square then turn up Bellevue Street to head back to its starting point. Once the parade is over, the street party begins, and will last until 6pm. Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras parade is held Mardi Gras day every year. Float line up at 9am at the 600 block of E. Landry St., Opelousas. Parade begins at 11a  337-407-2288, CajunTravel.com.
  • Sunset, Sunset Mardi Gras Parade,  - 2:00pm. Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset. 337-322-5374, CajunTravel.com.Once one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the area, Sunset brings the carnival season activities back this year! Sponsored by the Sunset Mardi Gras Association Inc., this event will feature a parade, local food vendors, and face painting, and more. Route: begins behind Janise's Supermarket on the I49 Service Rd, left on Duffy Ave., then right on Napoleon Ave., left on Hwy. 93, and end at Zach Miller Rd. 
  • Thibodaux, Krewe of Ghana  – 1:00pm
  • Thibodaux, Krewe of Maasai - Parade rolls at 2:00 p.m. This krewe to Lafrouche rolls for the first time in 2017.

     

March 5, 2017

  • Mandeville, Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws – 2 pm Theme: Under the Big Top: Benefit for Ian Somerhalder Foundation www.mardipaws.com Held one week AFTER Mardi Gras, dogs sashay in costume along the Mandeville lakefront in this fun parade that raises funds for area animal agencies. Founded in 1999.