2021 Mardi Gras Parades in Central Louisiana

Colorful displays of pageantry and celebration mark the parades that anchor Mardi Gras celebrations across Louisiana.

Mardi Gras parade in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Revel in the magic of the Mardi Gras parades in Natchitoches.

Mardi gras parades in north/central louisiana

A "little mister" is giving out "throws" at a Mardi Gras parade in Alexandria.

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Carnival organizations, known as "krewes," stage parades, balls, parties and many family-oriented events in communities from Alexandria to Natchitoches. Here is a schedule of parades slated during the 2020 Carnival season.

Also, get Mardi Gras 2019 parade schedule from around the state.

2019 Mardi Gras Parades in Alexandria:

Saturday, February 16, 2019

  • Krewe of Anastasia - TBD

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • AMGA Annual Children's Parade, Downtown Alexandria, 10 a.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • AMGA Annual Krewes Parade, Texas Avenue to Alexandria Mall, 2 p.m.

For more about Mardi Gras in Alexandria, visit the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association.

2019 Mardi Gras Parades in Natchitoches

Saturday, March 2, 2019 

  • Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Time TBD

For more about Mardi Gras in Natchitoches, visit the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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