This family-focused event is designed to promote Cajun music, featuring diatonic nine and 10-button accordions and judges from the Cajun music industry. A parade, food and bands follow this event.

Iberia Parish

Savor the difference in Iberia Parish with unique Mardi Gras events such as Grand Marais in Jeanerette. Featuring an elaborate revelry, Grand Marais celebrates everything that makes Carnival so memorable.


Discover colorful floats, beads, masks and fun for the whole family with the Krewe of Janus Children’s Parade, the Krewe of PAWS Parade along Antique Alley and the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade in the evening.

St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish continues Courir de Mardi Gras, a century-old tradition in the rural areas of Eunice. Join the all-ages chicken run or visit nearby Opelousas for its Lundi Gras party on Monday and parade on Tuesday.


The oldest city in Louisiana celebrates the biggest party in Louisiana. Come join the fun with the Krewe of Wag-Uns Parade for pets and children and the Krewe of Dionysos parade on Saturday, Feb. 14.


In Lafayette, the music is hotter, the cuisine is spicier and Mardi Gras is friendlier. Enjoy parades, balls, festivals and cultural traditions throughout the season. We call it joie de vivre. You'll call it fun!


Only 45 minutes from New Orleans, the Northshore’s Mardi Gras features family-friendly street and boat parades. Witness pooches in Krewe de Paws and decorated lawn mowers in Krewe of Push Mow. Catch our spirit!

Cajun Coast

Experience the parades and fun of Carnival in an authentic small-town atmosphere, where the whole family partakes in the traditional revelry of Fat Tuesday and locals decorate their homes with Mardi Gras flair.

Lake Charles

Revel in the big city pageantry and lavish costumes of Mardi Gras with a family-friendly feel. Boasting more than 60 krewes, Lake Charles is second in the state for krewes participating in Mardi Gras activities.


Mardi Gras is one of Shreveport-Bossier's biggest celebrations of the year. Festivalgoers can expect loads of beads, colorful king cakes in every flavor imaginable, family-friendly parades and glamorous balls.


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