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Mardi Gras in one of the biggest celebrations all year in Louisiana and there is no exception in Cajun Country! Read about Cajun Mardi Gras traditions. Below are selected parades set to roll on Mardi Gras—Fat Tuesday—on February 28, 2017.

Learn about more Mardi Gras events here.

Lake Charles Mardi Gras 2017 Parade Schedule

Friday, February 24

  • Mardi Gras Merchants' Parade, Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles; 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 25

  • Krewe of Omega Parade, Downtown Lake Charles; 2 p.m.
  • Mystical Krewe of Barkus (dog parade), Downtown Lake Charles; 3 p.m.
  • Krewe of Illusions, Downtown Lake Charles; 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 26

  • Children's Parade, Downtown Lake Charles; 3:30 p.m.
  • Lighted Boat Parade, Civic Center in Lake Charles; 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28

  • Iowa Chicken Run, Iowa, 10 a.m.
  • Second Line Stroll, Downtown Lake Charles, 1 p.m.
  • Motor Gras Parade, Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles; 3 p.m.
  • Krewe of Krewes' Parade, Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles; 5 p.m.

First time heading to Mardi Gras in Southwest LA? Check out this Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras. For a full calendar of Mardi Gras events in Lake Charles and other southwestern Louisiana locations see Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras.

Lafayette Area Mardi Gras 2017 Schedule:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Carencro Mardi Gras Parade, Carencro, 11 am
  • Krewe des Chiens Canine Parade, Lafayette, 2:00 pm
  • Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade, Lake Arthur, 2:00 pm
  • Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • Krewe of Ezana Parade, Jeanerette, 1:00 pm 
  • Scott Mardi Gras Parade, Scott, 1:00 pm
  • Grand Marais Children's Mardi Gras Parade, Grand Marais 3:00-6:00 pm

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Friday Night Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Youngsville Parade, Youngsville, 11:00 am
  • Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin, 12 noon
  • Children's Parade, Lafayette, 12:30 pm
  • Cypremort Point Boat Parade, Cypremort Point State Park, 1:00 pm
  • Krewe of Dionysius Parade, Bayou Vista, 2:00 pm
  • Jennings Mardi Gras Parade, Jennings, 4:30 pm
  • Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2017

  • Henderson Mardi Gras Parade, 12:30 pm
  • Krewe de St. Martin/Krewe de Chien Parade, Breaux Bridge, 1:00 pm
  • Krewe of Galatea Parade, Morgan City, 2:00 pm
  • Eunice Lil Mardi Gras Parade, Eunice, 3 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Krewe of Amani Parade, Patterson, 2 pm
  • Queen Evangeline's Parade, Lafayette, 6:00 pm

Fat Tuesday, February 28

  • King Gabriel's Parade, Lafayette, 10 a.m.
  • Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, Jeanerette, 11 a.m.
  • Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, Franklin, 1 p.m.
  • Krewe of Coteau Parade, Coteau, 1 p.m.
  • Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, Lafayette, 1 p.m.
  • KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade, Lafayette, 2:30 p.m.
  • Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie Parade, Kaplan, 2 p.m.
  • Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, Loreauville, 2 p.m.
  • Carnival d'Acadie Parade, Crowley, 3 p.m.

For more information about events leading up to Mardi Gras Day in the Lafayette area, visit the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.  

Morgan City Area Mardi Gras 2017 Schedule

Friday, February 24

  • Krewe of Adonis Parade, Morgan City

Saturday, February 25

  • Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Bayou Vista
  • Cypremort Point Parade, Cypremort Point
  • Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin

Sunday, February 26

  • Krewe of Galatea Parade, Morgan City

Monday, February 27

  • Krewe of Amani Parade, Patterson

Fat Tuesday, February 28

  • Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, Franklin
  • Krewe of Hephaestus Parade, Morgan City

For more details on events in the Morgan City area, see

Houma Area Mardi Gras 2017 Schedule:

Saturday, February 25

  • Krewe of Mardi Gras, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 26

  • Krewe of Terreanians, 12:30 p.m.
  • Krewe of Montegut, 2 p.m.

Monday, February 27

  • Krewe of Cleopatra, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28

  • Krewe of Houmas, 11 a.m.
  • Krewe of Kajuns, following Krewe of Houmas
  • Krewe of Bonne Terre, 4 p.m.

For more details of events in the Houma area see

Opelousas Mardi Gras 2016 Schedule:

Head to Opelousas for their annual Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras parade. It 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. Get more details and Mardi Gras events in the Opelousas area.

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