Iberia Parish

Savor the difference in Iberia Parish with unique Mardi Gras events such as the Grand Marais in Jeanerette where the elaborate revelry includes an ugly costume contest.

St. Landry

St. Landry Parish continues the generations-old tradition of Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, chicken run included. Nearby Opelousas and Sunset have Tuesday parades, and Opelousas hosts a celebration the Friday before Mardi Gras.


Natchitoches Krewe of Dionysus parade has rolled for 20 years and features more than a dozen super floats, marching bands and lots of throws including beads, cups and specialty items.


Mardi Gras is a time to let loose and celebrate. Experience the excitement and revelry of a family-friendly Mardi Gras in Lafayette with two weekends of parades, festivals, live music, balls and more.


Only 40 minutes from New Orleans, the Northshore’s Mardi Gras is family-friendly, positive fun. Catch our spirit with a variety of street, boat and dog parades. There's even a krewe of decorated lawnmowers!

Cajun Coast

Enjoy the parades, pageantry and fun of Carnival in an authentic, small-town atmosphere. The whole family can participate in the traditional revelry of Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras packages available.

Lake Charles

The king cakes, parades and glitzy costumes of Lake Charles Mardi Gras all add to the mystique and splendor of the second-largest celebration in the state.


Shreveport-Bossier throws the best family-friendly Mardi Gras. From grand balls to authentic Cajun food and dazzling parades, there’s a way for everyone to celebrate Mardi Gras in Shreveport-Bossier.

Pointe Coupee

Parades held in Pointe Coupee Parish the week of Mardi Gras include the Livonia Carnival Association, Lundi Gras, the Community Center of Pointe Coupee and the New Roads Lions Club. Catch them all!


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