Mardi Gras

March 1, 2022

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. See below for a listing of event in and around Lafayette Parish.

A Cake Fit For A King

Learn about the history of the king cake as well as the various ways places in Lafayette create them.

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