Your Guide to Acadiana Mardi Gras 2024

It’s our most favorite time of the year and we’re getting you ready for MARDI GRAS!!


JAN 20 – Gueydan Mardi Gras Parade

Gueydan, 2:00 pm. Get more details here.

JAN 20 – Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Gumbo Cookoff

Join the community of Rayne at 2PM for the parade that will travel its normal route down The Boulevard. The Cook-Off will be at the Frog Festival Pavilion where the parade will end. The Cook-Off and After Party will have family-friendly entertainment, $5 sampling of gumbo, music, dancing, and 50/50 raffle. Come out to join in on the fun! Contact the Rayne Chamber of Commerce with any further questions – 337.334.2332. For more details about the Rayne Mardi Gras Parade, click here.

JAN 26 – Bayou Mardi Gras Parade – New Iberia

Downtown New Iberia, 6:30 pm. Along the banks of the Bayou Teche on Historic Main St. Starts at Torrido Village. Get details here.

JAN 27 – Welsh Mardi Gras Run & Parade

700 E. South St., Welsh; $5 Entry. 12 and under free. Street dance opens at 10:00 am.  Parade starts at 3:30 pm. Click here for more details.

JAN 27 – Carencro Mardi Gras Parade

Starts at Carencro High and ends at the Carencro Community Center. 10:00 am. Get more information here!

FEB 2 – Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade 

Downtown Lafayette, 7:00 pm. THEME: Into the Shadowverse;

FEB 3 – Krewe des Chiens Pet Parade 

Downtown Lafayette, 12:00 pm.  

Please join us for our family friendly dog parade that benefits local rescue groups! 

Starts at Parc Putnam and ends at Johnston and Vermilion Streets. Get more information here!

FEB 3 – Scott Mardi Gras Parade 

Scott. 11:00 am, Roads closed at 9:30am. More details here!

FEB 3 – Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parada

Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:30 pm.

Featuring over 30 colorful floats, dazzling lights and dancers, our parade boasts beads and custom maracas made to shower on the faithful parade-goers.

Get more details here.

FEB 3 – Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Run & Parade

102 Arthur Avenue, Lake Arthur. 8:00 am Registration; Parade begins at 3:00 pm.

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FEB 4 – Krewe of Ezana Mardi Gras Parade – Jeanerette, 1:00 pm.

FEB 4 – Courir de Mardi Gras – Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run – Vermilionville

300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Come out to Vermilionville to experience a traditional Mardi Gras run. The whole family can participate in this interactive event where the Basile Mardi Gras Association shares in the medieval traditions of the Courir de Mardi Gras. Disguised revelers, led by Le Capitaine and singing La Chanson de Mardi Gras will make their way through the historic village begging for the ingredients to make a gumbo.

10 a.m. – The event will begin with a screening of Pat Mire’s iconic Mardi Gras documentary, “Dance for a Chicken,” which reveals the secrets and history of the rural Mardi Gras run or Courir.

11 a.m. – Musician Kevin Rees will demonstrate the use of the, “Chanson de Mardi Gras,” with the attendees.

11:30 a.m. – The Basile Association will begin run through the historic village and will end with the famous chicken chase for children. After the “run” grab a delicious lunch at Vermilionville’s restaurant, then join us in the dancehall for live music.

1 p.m.-4 p.m. – Live music with the band T’Monde.

This is one event you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and come pass a good time with us at Vermilionville this Mardi Gras season. Get more details here.

FEB 9-13 – Cajun Mardi Gras Festival – Eunice

The Cajun Mardi Gras Festival is Eunice’s largest community event of the year with 5 days of Street Dances, Live Music, Cajun Cuisine & Crafts. The music and celebrations begin Friday Afternoon until after the parade rolls out on Tuesday Evening.

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FEB 9-13 – Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette

Cajun Field, Lafayette. Carnival rides and games, live music, food vendors, and parades roll through the festival grounds. Times vary. 

  • Friday, February 09, 2024 
    “Kick-Off’ Parade – Krewe of Allons, Lafayette, 6:30 pm 
    Honoring Lafayette’s Bicentennial and Festivals. 
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 
    “Children’s” Parade, Lafayette, 12:30 pm 
    “Krewe of Bonaparte” Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 pm 
  • Monday, February 12, 2024 
    “Monday Night” Parade Honoring Queen Evangeline LXXXIV, Lafayette, 6:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 
    “King Gabriel’s” Parade, Lafayette, 10:00 am 
    “Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival” Parade, Lafayette, 1:00 pm 

FEB 9 – Krewe of Adonis – Morgan City 

Begins on 2nd Street under the LA 182 bridge and proceeds to Onstead Street continuing down Sixth St. to Marguerite St., Ninth St./Hwy 70, Clothilde onto Victor II Blvd and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. 7:00 pm. 

FEB 10 – Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade 

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. 1:00 pm. 

FEB 10 – Eunice Paw Parade – Eunice, 3:00 pm 

FEB 10 – Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade 

Downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field 6:30 pm. 

FEB 10 – Children’s Parade 

Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 12:30 pm. 

FEB 10 – Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade **UPDATED ROUTE**

Start – Fairhaven Subdivision. Finnegan Way & Chemin Metairie Pkwy

End – Clock Roundabout. Iberia & Lafayette Street

11:00 am. 

FEB 10 – Lake Fausse Point Mardi Gras Parade  

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd, St. Martinville. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

FEB 10 – Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade 

Founders Park, Jennings. 10:00 am. Food and crafts along with live music starts at 11:00 am with the parade rolling on Main Street at 4:00 pm. 

FEB 10 – Cypremort Point Boat Parade 

Cypremort Point State Park, Hwy 319. 1:00 pm. 

FEB 10 – Krewe of Dionysius Parade – Berwick 

The procession will line up on Gilmore Drive and turn on John Street, Robicheaux St, Mount St, Gilmore Drive, right on LA 182, Tournament Blvd, Fairview Drive, and then to Pattie Drive, where it will disband at Berwick Junior High. 2:00 pm. 

FEB 11 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade 

Hwy 90 E at College Rd, Jeanerette. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 

FEB 11 – Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras  

461 Sittig St at Eunice Recreation Complex. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  

Mardi Gras run begins at 9:00 am. Childrend’s parade in downtown Eunice at 3:00 pm. 

FEB 11 – Newcomers Annual Mardi Gras Celebration 

S. New Market Street by the Evangeline Oak, St Martinville. 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm. 

FEB 11 – Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point 

1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House, Church Point.  

Courir begins at 8:00 am and ends downtown for a parade at 1:30 pm. 

FEB 11 – Krewe of Nike Mardi Gras Parade – Morgan City

2:30 pm. 

FEB 11 – Krewe of Galatea Parade – Morgan City 

Begins on 2nd Street under the LA 182 bridge and proceeds to Onstead St continuing down Sixth St to Marguerite St, Ninth St./Hwy70, Clothilde to onto Victor II Blvd and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. 2:00 pm. 

FEB 12 – Queen Evangeline’s Parade 

Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:00 pm.

FEB 12 – Lundi Gras Boucherie – Lakeview Park & Beach 

1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Eunice. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

FEB 12 – 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. 2:00 pm. 

FEB 12 – Krewe of Hera Parade 

Begins on 2nd St under the LA 182 bridge and proceeds to Onstead St continuing down Sixth St to Marguerite St, Ninth St./Hwy70, Clothilde to onto Victor II Blvd and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle St. 7:00 pm. 

FEB 13 – Opelousas Mardi Gras Parade & Mardi Gras Celebration 

Parade runs down E Landry, turns left on Liberty and travels back up to Vine St in Opelousas. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. 

FEB 13 – Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run 

501 Samuel Dr, Eunice. 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

FEB 13 – Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival 

Downtown Iota. Festivities begin at 9:00 am with a Catholic mass followed by live music, folk arts and crafts.  

Children’s Mardi Gras and adult parade. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

FEB 10-13 – Mamou Mardi Gras

Downtown Mamou. 

FEB 13 – Papa Red Dog Mardi Gras Parade

Main Street, Loreauville. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. .

FEB 13 – King Gabriel’s Parade 

Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 10:00 am. 

FEB 13 – Franklin Mardi Gras Parade 

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. 1:00 pm. 

FEB 13 – Krewe of Hephaestus Parade – Morgan City 

Begins on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore Sts, 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. 2:00 pm. 

FEB 13 – Krewe Chic A La Pie Mardi Gras Parade 

Downtown Kaplan. 2:00 pm. 


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