Mardi Gras

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. Click the image to the right for the 2017 schedule of events or view the listings below.

2017 Lafayette Parish Mardi Gras Schedule

FEB 12 – Courir de Mardi Gras - Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run. Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette, LA. 337-233-4077,

FEB 18 – Carencro Mardi Gras Parade. Starts at Carencro High. Ends by Carencro Community Center. 11 a.m. 337-896-4147,

FEB 18 – Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs. Downtown, Lafayette, LA. 2 p.m.

FEB 18 – Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6:30 p.m. 337-984-6522,

FEB 19 – Scott Mardi Gras Parade. City of Scott. 1 p.m. 337-269-5155.

FEB 24 – “Kick Off” Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA.  6 p.m. 800-346-1958,

FEB 24-28 – Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette. Cajun Field, Lafayette. Carnival rides & games, live music, food vendors, parades roll through festival grounds. Times vary. 800-346-1958,

FEB 25 – Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6:30 p.m. 800-346-1958,

FEB 25 – Children's Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 12:30 p.m. 800-346-1958,

FEB 25 – Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade. Public Works building to Fountain View, Youngsville. 337-856-4181.

FEB 27 – Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 6 p.m. 800-346-1958,

FEB 28 – Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field. Clark Field Stadium, Lafayette, LA.

FEB 28 – King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 10 a.m. 800-346-1958,

FEB 28 – Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 1 p.m. 800-346-1958,

FEB 28 – KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA. 2:30 p.m. 337-237-1500,

FEB 28 – Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball. Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette, LA. 337-291-5540,

2017 Surrounding Cities Mardi Gras Schedule:

FEB 12 – Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade. Canal, MLK & Main St, Jeanerette. 1 p.m. 337-255-9539,

FEB 17 – Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade. Historic Downtown, 102 W Main St., New Iberia. 6:30 p.m. 337-367-6466,

FEB 18 – Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Arthur. 337-774-3675.

FEB 18 – Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball. Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy., St. Martinville. 337-394-2233,

FEB 22-28 – Cajun Country Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown Eunice - 2nd Street area. 337-457-7389,

FEB 24 – Downtown Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration. Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S Market St., Opelousas. 337-948-6263,

FEB 24-26 – Lil Nate’s L’Argent Trailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., Opelousas. 337-319-0639,

FEB 25 – Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville. 2 p.m. 888-677-7200,

FEB 25 – Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade. Founder's Park, 341 N Main St., Jennings. 337-821-5532,

FEB 25-26 –Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras Run. Saddle Tramp Club House, 1036 E Ebey St., Downtown for parades, Church Point. 877-783-2109,

FEB 26 – Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. Eunice Rec Complex, 461 Sittig St., Eunice. 337-457-7389,

FEB 26-28 – Carnival D'Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown, Crowley. Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 337-783-0821,

FEB 27 –Lundi Gras Boucherie. Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Eunice. 337-457-2881,

FEB 28 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade. Hwy 90 E at College Rd., Jeanerette. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 337-365-8185,

FEB 28 – Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade. Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88, Coteau. 1 p.m. 337-577-5099,

FEB 28 – Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade. Main St., Loreauville. 2 p.m. 337-229-6001,

FEB 28 – Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival. Downtown, Iota. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 337-523-6557,

FEB 28 – Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown, Kaplan. 337-643-6554.

FEB 28 –Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras Parade. 600 E Landry St., Opelousas. 337-351-6943,

FEB 28 – Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset. 337-322-5374,

FEB 28 – Mamou Mardi Gras. Downtown, Mamou. 337-468-3175.

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