South Louisiana is home to the greatest free party on earth, a colorful celebration known as Mardi Gras. In Lafayette, LA residents celebrate in many ways including the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras; parades with marching bands, beads and doubloons; Mardi Gras Indians with elaborate dancing and costumes; various styles of king cakes; as well as extravagant Mardi Gras balls complete with a king and queen.
Enter for a chance to win two nights in the Happiest City in America for two during the colorful celebration that is Mardi Gras in Cajun Country. Giveaway details below.
The winner will be able to select which two nights they spend in Lafayette for Mardi Gras at the Satybridge Suites ranging from Friday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 28 based on their schedule. The contents of the giveaway will reflect which dates the winners choose. Lafayette Travel will be in touch with the winner and the hotel to coordinate the overnights.
VIP Mardi Gras Parade Access
You will have the chance to experience the revelry of Mardi Gras in style at Lafayette Travel’s VIP tent located along the parade route at Parc Sans Souci. There you will enjoy Lafayette’s signature cocktail the Rouler, the smoked pork and rice delicacy known as boudin as well as king cake.
TABASCO Tour & Lunch For Two at 1868
Avery Island’s self-guided, 10-stop tour will take you through the TABASCO® Museum, the greenhouse, the barrel warehouse and the factory building. Save your appetite and be ready to shop and taste your way through the last two stops on the tour, the TABASCO® Country Store and Restaurant 1868.
Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association Pageant
To cap off you stay in Cajun Country, you will also have the opportunity to attend the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association Pageant on Mardi Gras Day. This event is held in the evening after the last parade and is always a raucous celebration of Mardi Gras royalty.
Dinner & Dancing at Randol’s
Experience even more Cajun cuisine at toe tapping, taste tempting Randol’s, one of Lafayette’s longest running restaurants and dancehalls. Choose from a plethora of Cajun cuisine including boiled crawfish while listening to the sounds of Cajun Country. Try your hand at a waltz or two-step before, during or after your meal.
Cajun Country Care Package
Your Cajun Country Care Package will be filled with plenty of goodies and resources to use during or after your trip. Included in this package is a Poupart’s traditional king cake, which is French puff pastry with a delicious filling, different than what most people associate with king cakes.
To enter simply fill out the information below and a winner will be chosen on Monday, February 20 and will be announced on our Facebook page later that week.