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From Bonaparte to Triton, Lafayette Mardi Gras is in full swing

Posted: 11:19 PM, Mar 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-03 00:26:32-05

Mardi Gras weekend is in full swing as we inch closer and closer to Fat Tuesday.

Today has been filled with parades and balls across Acadiana.

From the bands to the extravagent floats, the sights and sounds of carnival season has parade goers ready to party into Mardi Gras Day.

“Man this is nuts. It’s really, really good,” said Bob at the Krewe of Bonaparte parade.

Bob is from St. Martinville and decided to step up his Mardi Gras attire to hopefully catch more throws. He decided to wear a Mardi Gras tux to the parade.

“You know, I’m just sharp man,” said Bob. “I got it off the internet man, it’s good.”

Shanita Cross attended Bonaparte with her family and says aside from the beads, they love dancing at parades.

“Yes! It’s Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras,” said Cross.

Organizers say Bonaparte is all about family fun. This year’s theme is Louisiana Saturday Night.

“Everybody has put in so much thought and our parade chairs have worked tirelessly on this and our crews come together to make a wonderful night for Lafayette,” said Denise Giosa, President of Krewe of Bonaparte.

Several float riders were decked out as refs, big blue dogs and even the Verot School Road night construction crew.

“We’re looking like we got run over by the construction zone,” said Hunter Trahan. “We thought we’d throw a good spin on it. One of our riders came up with this and we thought we’d run with it.”