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Mardi Gras Schedule: Here’s a list of Acadiana events

In Acadiana, Mardi Gras includes everything from the traditional New Orleans-style street parades with floats, marching bands and throws to the Courirs de Mardi Gras, based on medieval carnival celebrations.

Here are some dates and links we’ve found online. If your event isn’t here, and you’d like it included, give us a call at (337) 236-6351 or email to news@katctv.com

KATC will be out at local parades in Lafayette. For up to the minute information on all the fund make sure you check out our Float Finders pages on Facebook. click the float finder image for more.

To see a list of New Orleans-area carnival events, click here.

2019 Mardi Gras events in Acadiana:

 

Saturday, February 9, 2019 

Bayou Mardi Gras Parade, New Iberia, 6 p.m.

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade, Lafayette, 7:00 p.m.
(Check out our GMA interview with the Krewe: Krewe de Canailles parade steps off tonight in Downtown Lafayette)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • CARENCRO (moved up to 10:45)

Carencro’s 36th annual Mardi Gras Parade, 11 a.m.

  • LAFAYETTE

Krewe des Chiens, Lafayette, Moved up to 1:45 pm
(Check out our GMA interview with the Krewe: Krewe des Chien parade steps off Saturday in Downtown Lafayette)

Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.

  • LAKE ARTHUR

Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade, Run starts at 9 a.m.; parade starts at 2:30 p.m.

  • MERMENTAU COVE

4th Annual Courir de Mardi Gras de L’anse, Mermentau Cove

 

  • OPELOUSAS

Krewe Des Chiens (dog party), 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm, South City Park, Opelousas

 

  • TURKEY CREEK

Children’s Mradi Gras Run & Costume Contest starts at 8 a.m.

  • VINTON

Vinton Mardi Gras Celebration, 8 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • JEANERETTE

Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade, Jeanerette, 1 p.m.

  • LAFAYETTE

Courir de Mardi Gras, Vermilionville, 10 a.m.

  • OPELOUSAS

Downtown Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration, Opelousas. 7 p.m.

  • SCOTT

Scott Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m.

 

Thursday, February 29, 2019

  • LAKE CHARLES

Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade, Lake Charles, 7 p.m.

  • SULPHUR

City of Sulphur Mardi Gras Parade, 6 p.m. –CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER 

 

March 1 through March 5, 2019

  • EUNICE

Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras (on horseback), boucherie, parades, fais do-do, Eunice, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • LAFAYETTE

Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Cajun Field, Lafayette.

 

Friday, March 1, 2019 

  • LAKE CHARLES

Mardi Gras Merchants’ Parade, Lake Charles, 7 p.m.

  • MORGAN CITY

Krewe of Adonis, Morgan City, 7 p.m

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • BALDWIN

Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin, 1 p.m.

  • BAYOU VISTA

Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Bayou Vista, 2 p.m.

  • BUTTE LAROSE

Butte LaRose Parade, 10:00 am

  • CYPREMORT POINT

Cypremort Point Parade, Cypremort Point, 1 p.m.

  • JENNINGS

Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade, Jennings,  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Parade rolls at 4:00 p.m.

  • LAFAYETTE

Children’s Parade, Lafayette, 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.

The Heart of Atchafalaya Parade, Butte La Rose, 10:00 a.m.

  • LAKE CHARLES

Krewe of Barkus Parade, Lake Charles, 2 p.m.

Krewe of Omega Parade, Lake Charles, 2 p.m.

  • MORGAN CITY

Krewe of Adonis, Morgan City, 7 p.m.

  • RAYNE

Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration, Parade at 3 p.m., after party 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Frog Fest Pavillion.

  • SUNSET

Sunset Mardi Gras Parade, 11 a.m.

  • YOUNGSVILLE

Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade, Youngsville,  11:00 a.m.

 

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • CHURCH POINT

58th annual Courir de Mardi Gras, Church Point, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Church Point Parade, Church Point, 1 p.m.

  • EUNICE

Lundi Gras Boucherie, Eunice, 8 a.m.

Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras, Eunice, 9 a.m.

Henderson Mardi Gras Parade, 12:30 p.m.

  • LAKE CHARLES

Mardi Gras Zydeco Dance, Lake Charles, 11 a.m.

Mardi Gras Children’s Day, Lake Charles, noon to 3 p.m.

Mardi Gras Children’s Day Parade, Lake Charles, 3:30 p.m.

  • MORGAN CITY

Krewe of Galatea Parade, Morgan City, 2 p.m.

  • OPELOUSAS

Trail Ride and Parade, Opelousas, 12:00 p.m.

Chicken run, Opelousas, 2:00 p.m.

  • ST. MARTINVILLE

Newcomers Mardi Gras Festival, St. Martinville, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Lundi Gras, March 4, 2019

  • BREAUX BRIDGE

Courir des Enfants and Chicken Chase, Breaux Bridge, call for more info. 337-366-0629

  • LAFAYETTE

Queen Evangeline’s Parade, Downtown Lafayette, 6 p.m.

  • PATTERSON

Krewe of Amani Parade, Patterson, 2 p.m.

 

Mardi Gras, March 5, 2019

  • COTEAU

Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m.

  • CROWLEY

Carnival D’Acadie, Crowley, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Crowley Mardi Gras Parade, 2:30 p.m.

  • EUNICE

Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run, Eunice, 7 a.m.

  • FRANKLIN

Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., Franklin

  • GRAND MARAIS

Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, 11 a.m.

  • IOTA

Iota – Tee Mamou Mardi Gras Folklife Festival, 10 a.m.

  • IOWA

Iowa Chicken Run, 10 a.m.

  • KAPLAN

Chic-a-la-Pie Mardi Gras Parade, Kaplan, 2 p.m.

  • LAKE CHARLES

Second Line Stroll, Lake Charles, 1 p.m.

Motor Gras Parade, Lake Charles, 3 p.m.

Krewe of Krewes Mardi Gras Parade, Lake Charles, 5 p.m.

  • LAFAYETTE

King Gabriel’s Parade, Lafayette, 10 a.m.

Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, Lafayette, 1 p.m.

Town Square Independent Parade, Lafayette, 2:30 p.m.

  • LOUREAUVILLE

Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, Loreauville, 2 p.m.

  • MAMOU

Mamou Mardi Gras- Runs from March 1- 5 in Mamou, 12:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • MORGAN CITY

Krewe of Hephaestus Parade, Morgan City, 2 p.m.

  • OPELOUSAS

Opleousas  Frank’s Half Fast Mardi Gras Parade, 10:00 a.m. on East Landry Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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