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Acadiana Area Mardi Gras Schedule 2018

Lafayette Mardi Gras Events

Mardi Gras is more than just a day…it’s a whole party season! When it comes to having fun, South Louisiana knows how to let the good times roll. Lafayette and the surrounding areas have an amazing lineup of events, activities and parades going down. We’ve got festivals and carnival rides. There are parades and beads. Live music and dancing everywhere. Delicious food around every corner. There’s even some folks running around trying to catch chickens.

So much partying, so little time! It’s gonna take a little planning to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

Monday, January 8 2018

8:00am Krewe de Mardi Gras 5K, Lafayette

Saturday, January 13 2018

6:00pm Bayou Mardi Gras Parade, New Iberia

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:30am King Cake 5K and Children’s Carnival at Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville
11:00am Carencro, Mardi Gras Parade, Carencro
2:00pm Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade, Lake Arthur
2:00pm Krewe des Chiens Canine Parade, Lafayette
6:30pm Krewe of Carnival en Rio, Lafayette

Sunday, February 4, 2018

1:00pm Krewe of Ezana Parade, Jeanerette
1:00pm Scott Mardi Gras Parade, Scott
3:00pm Grand Marais Children’s Mardi Gras Parade, Grand Marais

Friday, February 9, 2018

5:00pm La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
6:30pm Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade, Downtown Lafayette

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00am Mardi Gras at the Market, Lafayette Horse Farm
10:00 Courir de Mardi Gras Childrens Run, Church Point
11:00am Youngsville Parade, Youngsville
12:00pm La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
12:00pm Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin
12:30pm Children’s Parade, Lafayette
1:00pm Cypremort Point Boat Parade, Cypremort Point State Park
2:00pm Krewe of Dionysius Parade, Bayou Vista
4:30pm Jennings Mardi Gras Parade, Jennings
6:30pm Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, Lafayette

Sunday, February 11, 2018

8:00am Courir de Mardi Gras Adult Run, Church Point
12:00pm La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
12:30pm Henderson Mardi Gras Parade, Henderson
3:00pm Eunice Lil Mardi Gras Parade, Eunice

Monday, February 12, 2018

5:00pm La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
2:00pm Krewe of Amani Parade, Patterson
6:00pm Queen Evangeline’s Parade

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Mardi Gras Day

9:00am Half Fast Krewe of Frank’s Parade, Opelousas
10:00am King Gabriel’s Parade, Lafayette
11:00am Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, Jeanerette
11:00am La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
1:00pm Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, Franklin
1:00pm Krewe of Coteau Parade, Coteau
1:00pm Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, Lafayette
2:00pm Independent Parade, Lafayette
2:00pm Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie Parade, Kaplan
2:00pm Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, Loreauville
2:00pm Sunset Mardi Gras Parade, Sunset
3:00pm Carnival d’Acadie Parade, Crowley
3:00pm Eunice Courier de Mardi Gras Parade, Eunice

Mardi Gras Safety

Lafayette Mardi Gras is sure to be a good time. But as with any large public event, you need to be careful.

  • Weather –  Check the weather forecast. This is Louisiana. It may be freezing, it may be hot, it may be freezing in the morning and hot in the afternoon. Plan your wardrobe accordingly. Wear sunscreen.
  • Mind your fingers – Reaching down to collect a bead or doubloon on the ground may result in stepped upon fingers.
  • Do not run into the street – Accidents can happen. Don’t get run over. The people driving the floats cannot see you to avoid you.
  • Have a meeting place – There will be thousands of people on the streets. Cellular networks can get overwhelm and leave you without communication. Make sure everyone knows where to meet in case you get separated.
  • Drinking – Drink responsibly. Don’t bring glass containers.
  • Driving – If you’ve been drinking do not drive. Call a friend, or a taxi or an Uber. Be mindful of other drivers on the road who may have been drinking.