Mardi Gras will be celebrated February 25, 2020, with some parades and events that are starting as early as January.
2020 Mardi Gras Events By Parish
FEB 14 – Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade. Downtown Lafayette, 6:30 p.m. KreweDeCanailles.com.
FEB 15 – Carencro Mardi Gras Parade. Starts at Carencro High ends by Carencro Community Center. 11 a.m. 337-288-5589, CarencroParade.com.
FEB 15 – Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. 337-984-6522, RioLafayette.com.
FEB 15 – Krewe des Chiens. Downtown, Lafayette. 2 p.m. 337-984-6522, KreweDesChiens.org.
FEB 16 – Courir de Mardi Gras – Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run. Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette. 337-233-4077, Vermilionville.org.
FEB 16 – Scott Mardi Gras Parade. Scott. 1 p.m. 337-269-5155, ScottsBA.org/Mardi-Gras.
FEB 21-25 – Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette. Cajun Field, Lafayette. Carnival rides & games, live music, food vendors, parades roll through festival grounds. Times vary. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
FEB 22 – Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. 800-346-1958, KreweofBonaparte.org.
FEB 22 – Children’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 12:30 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
FEB 22 – Krewe of Triton Mardi Gras Ball. Cajundome, Lafayette. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. KreweOfTriton.com.
FEB 22 – Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade. Youngsville. Public Works building to Fountain View. 337-856-4181, Youngsville.us.
FEB 24 – Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
FEB 25 – King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 10 a.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
FEB 25 – Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 1 p.m. 800-346-1958, GoMardiGras.com.
FEB 25 – Independent Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 2:30 p.m. GoMardiGras.com.
FEB 25 – Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball. Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 337-291-5540, GoMardiGras.com.
St. Landry Parish
FEB 15 – Imperial Mardi Gras Ball. Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S Market St., Opelousas. 7 p.m. 337-948-8004, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 21-25 – Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration. Walnut & 2nd St., Eunice. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 22-23 – Lil Nate’s L’Argent Tailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., Opelousas. 337-319-0639, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 22 – Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset. 11 a.m. 337-322-5374, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 23 – Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. 461 Sittig St., Eunice. 337-457-7389, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 24 – Lundi Gras Boucherie. Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Eunice. 337-457-2881, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 24-25 – Opelousas Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. Parade runs down E Landry, turn left on Liberty and travel back up Vine St. Opelousas. 337-948-8004, CajunTravel.com.
FEB 25 – Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run. 501 Samuel Dr., Eunice. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 337-580-3365, CajunTravel.com.
JAN 25 – Bayou Mardi Gras Parade. New Iberia. Family styled Mardi Gras celebration, on the banks of the Bayou Teche on Historic Main St., 6:00-8:00 p.m. 337-367-2844, IberiaTravel.com.
FEB 25 – Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade. Canal, MLK & Main St., Jeanerette. 1 p.m. 337-255-9539, IberiaTravel.com.
FEB 21-24 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances. Mon Ami, 7304 E Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Mon. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Costume judging at 11 p.m. Fri-Sat., and at 10 p.m. Sun-Mon. Admission fee. 337-365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais.
FEB 23 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Children’s Dance. Mon Ami, 7304 E Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, 3-6 p.m., Costume judging at 4:30 p.m. Winners will be announced and will ride in the parade. Admission fee. 337-365-8655, Facebook.com/MonAmi.GrandMarais.
FEB 25 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade. Hwy 90 E at College Rd., Jeanerette. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 337-365-8185, IberiaTravel.com.
FEB 25 – Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade. Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88, Coteau. 1 p.m. 337-577-5099, IberiaTravel.com.
FEB 25 – Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade. Main St., Loreauville. 2 p.m. 337-229-6001, IberiaTravel.com.
St. Mary Parish
FEB 21 – Krewe of Adonis. Morgan City. Begins at the intersection of Brashear Ave. and Federal Ave. turning onto Onstead St. and continuing down Sixth St. to Marguerite St., Ninth St./Hwy.70, Brashear onto Victor II Blvd. and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. 7 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
FEB 22 – Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. Baldwin. Begins on Hwy. 182/Main St. at the Sager-Brown facility, continues down Hwy. 182/Main St., turns left onto Martin Luther King Blvd., turns right on Bollard St., ending at Baldwin Community Center on Bollard St. 1 p.m. 985-380-8224, CajunCoast.com.
FEB 22 – Cypremort Point Boat Parade. Cypremort Point State Park, Hwy. 319. 1 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
FEB 22 – Krewe of Dionysius Parade. Bayou Vista. The parade will start at Gilmore proceed to John St., turn right onto Robichaux St., turn right onto Mount St., turn left onto Gilmore, turn right onto Hwy. 182 to Tournament Blvd. From Tournament Blvd., the parade will turn onto Fairview Dr. to Pattie Dr. ending at Berwick Junior High School. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
FEB 23 – Krewe of Galatea Parade. Morgan City. The parade route will begin on Second St. under the LA. 182 bridge the Municipal Auditorium on Myrtle St. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
FEB 24 – Krewe of Amani Parade. Parade begins at Patterson High School on Hwy. 182/Main St. and continues down Hwy. 182/Main St. to Place Norman Shopping Center. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
FEB 25 – Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. Franklin. Begins at Franklin Senior High School on Main St., proceeds east on Main St., making a U-turn and then continues onto Willow St. The parade then turns right onto Third St., disbanding at the end of Third St. 1 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
FEB 25 – Krewe of Hephaestus Parade. Morgan City. Begins on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore St., proceeds on Sixth St. to Marguerite St. to Ninth St./Hwy. 70, to Clothilde, to Victor II Blvd. and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. 2 p.m. CajunCoast.com.
St. Martin Parish
FEB 15 – Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball. Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy., St. Martinville. 337-394-2233, StMartinville.org.
FEB 21-22 – Cornucopia Ball. Children’s and teens’ gala Mardi Gras. Gala with selected theme. 7-11 p.m. 337-789-3592, StMartinville.org.
FEB 23 – Newcomers Club Mardi Gras Festival. St. Martinville City Fairgrounds. 2-10 p.m. 337-380-6051, StMartinville.org.
FEB 23 – Henderson Mardi Gras Parade. Henderson. Starts at Picard’s Auto Parts on the Henderson Hwy. 352 ending at Hendry Guidry Park at the end of Amy St. 12:30 p.m.
FEB 15 – Mermentau Cove Courir de Mardi Gras de L’anse. 1174 Lafosse Rd., Morse. Traditional run down the back roads of Mermentau Cove making several stops including private homes and Istre Cemetery. Day ends with a fais do-do and gumbo. 337-356-6045, AcadiaTourism.org.
FEB 22 – Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. Gossen Memorial Park, 206 Frog Festival Dr., Rayne. 3-7 p.m.337-334-2332, AcadiaTourism.org.
FEB 22 – Church Point Children’s Courir de Mardi Gras. 1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House, Church Point. Begins 8:30 a.m. Downtown for parade at 12:30 p.m. Awards at 1 p.m. 337-684-2026, AcadiaTourism.org.
FEB 23 – Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point. 1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House, Church Point. Courir begins at 8 a.m. and ends downtown for a parade at 1:30 p.m. 337-684-2026, AcadiaTourism.org.
FEB 25 – Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival. Downtown, Iota. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 337-523-6557, IotaMardiGras.com.
FEB 25 – Carnival D’Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown, Crowley. Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 337-783-0821, AcadiaTourism.org.
FEB 25 – Mamou Mardi Gras. Downtown, Mamou. 337-468-3175, EvangelineChamber.com.
FEB 25 – Krewe Chic A La Pie Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown Kaplan. 2 p.m. 337-652-8463, MostCajun.com.
Jefferson Davis Parish
FEB 22 – Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Arthur. 337-774-3675.
FEB 22 – Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade. Founder’s Park, 341 N Main St., Jennings. 337-821-5532, CityOfJennings.com/Events.