Mardi Gras Festivities in Acadiana

Photo credit: REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

It’s that time of year again. Soon, guard rails will line the streets and people will be catching beads, chasing chickens, and stuffing their faces with king cakes.

Thanks to our friends at KLFY, here is a list of upcoming Mardi Gras events.

Saturday, January 14
“Party at the Pond” Mardi Gras Ball, 7 p.m., Rayne Civic Center


Saturday, January 21
Welsh Mardi Gras Ball, 6 p.m., Welsh Community Center

Saturday, January 28
Welsh Mardi Gras Kids Run, time and location TBA
Gueydan Run and Parade

Saturday, February 4
Welsh Mardi Gras Run and Parade, 12 p.m.
Lake Arthur Mardi Grass Ball, 6 p.m.
Children’s Cornucopia Ball, 7 p.m., SMEDE Highway St. Martinville

Friday, February 10
Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade, 7 p.m., Downtown Lafayette

Saturday, February 11
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade, 10 a.m., Carencro High
Krewe de Chiens, 12 p.m., Downtown Lafayette
Krewe of Carnivale en Rio, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Lafayette
Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Run and Parade, 2:30, Arthur Ave.
Sunset Mardi Gras Ball, 7 p.m., Astros Studios
Mermentau Cove Courir de Mardi Gras, 1174 Lafosse Rd, Morse,La.

Sunday, February 12
Lebeau Mardi Gras Chicken Run , 8 a.m., Lebeau Immaculate Conception Church
Courier de Mardi Gras, 10 a.m., Vermilionville
Grand Marais Children’s Dance, 2 p.m., Mon Ami
Scott Mardi Gras Parade,1 p.m., Scott
Bayou Mardi Gras Parade, 6 p.m., Main St. New Iberia

Friday, February 17
COVID Heroes Parade, 6:30 p.m., Pontiac Point
Kick-off Parade, 6:30 p.m., Pontiac Point to Cajun Field
Krewe of Adonis, 7 p.m, begins on 2nd St. in Morgan City
Grand Marais Mardi Gras Dances, Feb. 17-20, times vary, 7304 E. Highway 90 Jeanerette
Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette, Feb. 17- 21, 1 p.m. daily, Cajun Field
Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration, Feb. 17-21

Saturday, February 18
Cankton Courier de Mardi Gras, 7 a.m., Landon Pitre Memorial Park
Youngsville Parade, 11 a.m., start and end at Youngsville Sports Complex
Sunset Parade, 11 a.m., Oak Tree Park Dr.
Children’s Parade, 12:30 p.m., Downtown to Cajun Field
Church Point Children’s Courir de Mardi Gras,12:30 p.m., 1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House
Baldwin Parade, 1 p.m., Sager-Brown facility, down Hwy. 182
Cypremore Point Parade, 1 p.m., Cypremore Point State Park
Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, 6:30 p.m., Downtown to Cajun Field
Krewe of Dionysius, begins on John St. in Berwick
Mamou Mardi Gras, Downtown Mamou
Elton Mardi Gras Run
Jennings Run and Parade
Rayne Parade

Sunday, February 19
Eunice Lil Mardi Gras, 9 a.m., Eunice Recreation Complex
Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras, 1:30 p.m., 1036 E Ebey-Saddle Tramp House
Krewe of Galatea Parade, 2 p.m., begins on 2nd Street under La. 182 Bridge

Monday, February 20
Lundi Gras Boucherie, 8 a.m., Lakeview Park & Beach
Krewe of Amani Parade, 2 p.m., begins at Patterson High School
Queen Evangeline’s Parade, 6 p.m., Downtown to Cajun Field
Krewe of Hera Parade, 7 p.m., begins on 2nd Street under La. 182 Bridge
Eunice Lundi Gras Boucherie

Mardi Gras day, February 21
Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run, 7 a.m., Northwest Community Center Pavilion
Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival, 9 a.m., Downtown Iota
Carnival D’Acadie, 10a.m., Downtown Crowley
King Gabriel’s Parade, 10 a.m., Downtown to Cajun Field
Mamou Parade, 10 a.m.,
Opelousas Parade, 11 a.m., starting near Le Vieux Village Heritage Park
Grand Marais Parade, 11 a.m., 7304 Hwy. 90 E
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, 1 p.m., Downtown to Cajun Field
Franklin Parade, 1 p.m., begins at Franklin Senior High
Siracusaville Parade, 1 p.m., begins on Siracusa Rd.
Krewe of Coteau Parade, 1 p.m., Francis Romero Memorial Park
Kaplan Parade, 2 p.m.
Krewe of Hephaestus Parade, 2 p.m., begins on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore St.
Family Affair Parade, 2 p.m., Main St. Loreauville
Independent Parade, 2:30 p.m., Downtown to Cajun Field
Krewe of Hephaestus, 2 p.m., begins at Sycamore & Sixth St.
Krewe Chic A La Pie Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Downtown Kaplan

Source: KLFY