VIP Mardi Gras Experience

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.

Mardi Gras VIP

Now your group can experience Mardi Gras in Lafayette, LA like a VIP!  We’ve created a unique FREE experience that has all the revelry of Mardi Gras in a family-friendly atmosphere. The experience includes reserved bus parking, access to our VIP bandstand and viewing area complete with covered seating and private restrooms in the heart of Downtown. In addition to primetime parade viewing, your group will sample king cake, boudin, and sip on Lafayette’s signature cocktail “The Rouler”.

Mardi Gras VIP Tent

Get a taste of a family friendly Mardi Gras experience in the Happiest City in America! Book your Cajun Country VIP Mardi Gras experience by contacting Eugenie Mitchell or Kaylie LeBlanc below.

Book Your Group's VIP Experience

Eugenie Mitchell

Vice President of Tourism Sales

Kaylie LeBlanc

Tourism Sales Director

Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras

Saturday Evening
Krewe of Bonaparte Parade

Philip Gould

Tuesday Mid-Day
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade

2018 Mardi Gras Queen's Parade

Monday Evening
Queen Evangeline’s Parade

Mardi Gras Festival

Tuesday Afternoon
TownSquare Media Independent Parade

Mardi Gras Royalty

Tuesday Morning
King Gabriel’s Parade

Downtown Restaurants

Downtown Shopping

Downtown Attractions

Allons: Cajun Country Mardi Gras

Learn more about Mardi Gras in Cajun Country including krewes, parades, throws, king cakes as well as some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your visit.