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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

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

Saturday, January 13 2018

6:00 pm Bayou Mardi Gras Parade, New Iberia

Saturday, February 3, 2018

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00 am Mardi Gras at the Market, Lafayette Horse Farm
10:00 Courir de Mardi Gras Children Run, Church Point
11:00am Youngsville Parade, Youngsville
Noon La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
Noon Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin
12:30 pm Children’s Parade, Lafayette
1:00 pm Cypremort Point Boat Parade, Cypremort Point State Park
2:00pm Krewe of Dionysius Parade, Bayou Vista
4:30 pm 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
Noon La Festival du Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field Lafayette
12:30 pm Henderson Mardi Gras Parade, Henderson
3:00 pm Eunice Lil Mardi Gras Parade, Eunice

Monday, February 12, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Mardi Gras Day

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