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Krewes give out throws to the Mardi Gras revelers in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Mardi Gras Indians are part of the celebration in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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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 March 5, 2019.

Learn about more Mardi Gras events here.

2019 Mardi Gras Parades in Lake Charles

Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Lighted Boat Parade, Lake Front Promenade Lake Charles, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2019

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Mystical Krewe of Barkus (dog parade), Lake Charles Civic Center, 2 p.m.
  • Krewe of Omega Parade, Downtown Lake Charles, 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • Mardi Gras Children's Day Parade, Downtown, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  • Iowa Chicken Run, KC Hall, Iowa, 10 a.m.
  • Second Line Stroll, Downtown Lake Charles, 1 p.m.
  • Jeeps on Parade, Downtown Lake Charles, 2 p.m.
  • Motor Gras Parade, Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles; 3 p.m.
  • Krewe of Krewes' Parade, Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles; 5 p.m.
  • Krewe of Illusions, Lake Charles Civic Center; 7:30 p.m.

Lake Charles and the surrounding area have so many additional Mardi Gras events including cookoffs, dances, balls and more. For a full calendar of Mardi Gras events in Lake Charles and other southwestern Louisiana locations see Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras.

2019 Mardi Gras Parades in Lafayette:

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  • Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Children's Parade, Lafayette, 12:30 p.m.
  • Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019

  • Queen Evangeline’s Parade, Downtown Lafayette, 6 p.m.

Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  • King Gabriel's Parade, Lafayette, 10 a.m.
  • Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, Lafayette, 1 p.m.
  • Town Square Independent Parade, Lafayette, 2:30 p.m.

The entire Lafayette area, Opelousas, Jeanerette, St. Martinville, Crowley and more, is packed with Mardi Gras celebrations, Cajun Mardi Gras events and don't miss balls, parades and lots revelry. For even more festivities outside of Lafayette, check the full calendar by visiting the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.  Or visit St. Landry Parish for additional event info.

2019 Mardi Gras Parades in Houma Area:

Friday, February 22, 2019

  • Krewe of Hercules, 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Krewe of Tee Caillou in Chauvin, 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Krewe of Aquarius, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • Krewe of Hyacinthians, 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Krewe of Titans, following Krewe of Hyacinthians

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • Krewe of Aphrodite, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Krewe of Mardi Gras, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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

Monday, March 4, 2019

  • Krewe of Cleopatra, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  • Krewe of Houmas, 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Krewe of Kajuns following Houmas
  • Krewe of Bonne Terre, 4 p.m.

For more details of events in the Houma area see HoumaTravel.com.

2019 Mardi Gras Parades in Morgan City Area 

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • Krewe of Adonis Parade, Morgan City, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Bayou Vista 2 p.m.
  • Cypremort Point Parade, Cypremort Point 1 p.m.
  • Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • Krewe of Galatea Parade, Morgan City 2 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2019

  • Krewe of Amani Parade, Patterson 2 p.m. 

Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  • Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, Franklin 1 p.m.
  • Krewe of Hephaestus Parade, Morgan City 2 p.m.

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

Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties on Earth! Get ready with this Beginners Guide to Mardi Gras or learn about the traditions of Cajun Mardi Gras.

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