Lafourche Parish

When it comes to Mardi Gras, Bayou Lafourche is tough to beat. Experience the season in a way only the bayou can provide with 16 family-friendly parades running from the beginning of Carnival through Mardi Gras day.

New Orleans

Mardi Gras is one of New Orleans' most famous celebrations, beloved by both visitors and locals. Come celebrate Fat Tuesday in New Orleans!


Louisiana’s Bayou Country brings Cajun spice to Mardi Gras. Visit Houma for a family-friendly Mardi Gras filled with parades of colorfully themed floats, scores of marching bands and tons of great throws.


In Alexandria/Pineville, discover Mardi Gras family fun in the heart of Louisiana. Experience the parades that include a night parade and a children's parade and excite your taste buds at the Taste of Mardi Gras.

Webster Parish

Minden celebrates its German heritage with Fasching, the German version of Mardi Gras. A family-friendly parade follows a day of carnival rides, clowns, stilt walkers and face painting.

Jeff Davis

Come watch us chase chickens to catch for gumbo! Family-friendly events include parades, Courir de Mardi Gras, Annual Squeezebox Shootout Cajun Accordion Championship and a Gumbo Cook-Off.

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.


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