2020 Carnival Calendar


While New Orleans is the most well-known place in Louisiana to celebrate Mardi Gras, Louisianians know there are lively parades and events for weeks all over the state. From Shreveport to Eunice and everywhere in between, here’s your guide to Carnival.


Greater NOLA

Monday, Jan. 6

Fools of Misrule. Covington. 6 pm
Krewe of Joan of Arc. French Quarter. New Orleans. 7 pm
Société Des Champs Elysée. French Quarter. New Orleans. 7:30 pm
Phunny Phorty Fhellows. Uptown. New Orleans. 7 pm
Funky Uptown Krewe. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Krewe of Chewbacchus. Marigny. New Orleans. 7 pm

Friday, Feb. 7

Krewe Bohéme. French Quarter. New Orleans. 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 8

Krewe of Bilge. Slidell. 12 pm
Krewe of Poseidon. Slidell. 6 pm
Krewe du Vieux. French Quarter. New Orleans. 6:30 pm
Krewe Delusion. French Quarter. New Orleans. Follows.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Krewe of Nefertiti. New Orleans East. 11 am
Krewe of Little Rascals. Metairie. 12 pm
Krewe of Slidellians. Slidell. 1 pm
Krewe of Perseus. Slidell. Follows Slidellians.
‘tit Rex Marigny. New Orleans. 4:30 pm
Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club. Pearl River. 1 pm

Friday, Feb. 14

Krewe of Cork. French Quarter. New Orleans. 3 pm
Krewe of Oshun. Uptown. New Orleans. 6 pm
Krewe of Cleopatra. Uptown. New Orleans. 6:30 pm
Krewe of Alla & Legion of Mars. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Cleopatra.
Krewe of Eve. Mandeville. 7 pm
Krewe of Excalibur. Metairie. 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15

Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne. Slidell. 10 am
Knights of Nemesis. Chalmette. 11 am
The Mystic Knights of Adonis. West Bank. New Orleans. 11:45 am
Krewe of Pontchartrain. Uptown. New Orleans. 12 pm
Krewe of Choctaw. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Pontchartrain.
Krewe of Freret. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Choctaw.
Krewe of Tchefuncte. Madisonville. 1 pm
Magical Krewe of Mad Hatters. Metairie. 5 pm
Knights of Sparta. Uptown. New Orleans. 5:30 pm
Krewe of Pygmalion. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Sparta.
Krewe of Centurions. Metairie. 6 pm
Krewe of Olympia. Covington. 6 pm
Krewe of Titans. Slidell. 6:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 16

Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale. Uptown. New Orleans. 11 am
Krewe of Carrollton. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Femme Fatale.
Krewe of King Arthur. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Carrollton.
Krewe of Push Mow. Abita Springs. 1 pm
Krewe of Dionysus. Slidell. 2 pm
Krewe of Barkus. French Quarter. New Orleans. 2 pm
Krewe of Kings. Metairie. 5:30 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Krewe of Druids. Uptown. New Orleans 6:15 pm
Krewe of Nyx. Uptown. New Orleans. 7 pm

Thursday, Feb. 20

Knights of Babylon. Uptown. New Orleans. 5:00 pm
Knights of Chaos. Uptown. New Orleans. 5:45 pm
Krewe of Muses. Uptown. New Orleans. 6:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 21

Krewe of Bosom Buddies. French Quarter. 11:30 am
Krewe of Hermes. Uptown. 6 pm
Krewe d’Etat. Uptown. 6:30 pm
Krewe of Selene. Slidell. 6:30 pm
Krewe of Morpheus. Uptown. 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22

Krewe of Bush. Bush. 9 am
Krewe of NOMTOC. West Bank. 10:45 pm
Krewe of Iris. Uptown. 11 am
Krewe of Tucks. Uptown. 12 pm
Krewe of Endymion. Mid-City. 4:15 pm
Krewe of Isis. Kenner. 6:00 pm

Sunday, Feb. 23

Krewe of Okeanos. Uptown. 10 am
Krewe of Mid-City. Uptown. 11:00 am
Krewe of Thoth. Uptown. 11:15 am
Krewe of Bacchus. Uptown. 5:15 pm
Krewe of Athena. Metairie. 5:30 pm
Krewe of Pandora. Metairie. Follows Athena.

Monday, Feb. 24

Krewe of Proteus. Uptown. 5:15 pm
Krewe of Orpheus. Uptown. 6 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Krewe of Zulu. Uptown. 8 am
Krewe of Rex. Uptown. 10 am
Krewe of Elks Orleans. Uptown. Follows Rex.
Krewe of Crescent City. Uptown. Follows Elks Orleans.
Krewe of Argus. Metairie. 10 am
Krewe of Elks Jefferson. Metairie. Follows Argus.
Krewe of Jefferson. Metairie. Follows Elks Jefferson.
Covington Lions Club. Covington. 10 am
Krewe of Covington. Covington. Follows Lions Club.
Krewe of Chahta. Lacombe. 1 pm
Krewe of Folsom. Folsom. 1:30 pm

DID YOU KNOW?
The original celebration of Mardi Gras was brought to the then colonies from France in 1699 by Iberville, a French explorer whose name can be found all over New Orleans.

NORTH

Friday, Jan. 18

Krewe of Sobek. Shreveport.

Monday, Jan. 20

Krewe of Harambee. Shreveport

Sunday, Feb. 9

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Paw Pet Parade. Shreveport.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Krewe of Centaur. Shreveport.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Krewe of Gemini. Shreveport

Sunday, Feb. 23

Krewe of Highland. Shreveport

DID YOU KNOW?
In many religious communities, Mardi Gras is also known as “Shrove Tuesday.” The word shrove is derived from shriven which essentially means to go to confession to apologize for wrongdoings. Since Lent starts on Ash Wednesday, people hurry to church the day before to confess, which led the day to be called “Shriven Tuesday” and eventually “Shrove Tuesday.”

PLANTATION

Saturday, Feb. 8

Inaugural Krewe of Oshun Parade. Scotlandville. 12 pm

Sunday, Feb. 9

Mystic Krewe of Mutts. Baton Rouge.

Friday, Feb. 14

Krewe of Artemis. Baton Rouge. 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15

Krewe of Mystique. Baton Rouge. 2 pm
Krewe of Orion. Baton Rouge. 6:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 16

Mid City Gras. Baton Rouge.

Friday, Feb. 21

Krewe of Southdowns. Baton Rouge. 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22

Krewe of Spanish Town. Baton Rouge. 12 pm
Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival. Baton Rouge.

CAJUN

Friday, Feb. 14

Krewe of Hercules. Houma. 6 pm
Krewe de Canailles. Lafayette. 6 :30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15

Krewe of Tee Caillou. Chauvin. 12 pm
Krewe des Chiens. Lafayette. 2 pm
Krewe of Carnivale en Rio. Lafayette. 6:30 pm
Krewe of Aquarius. Houma. 6:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 16

Courir de Mardi Gras. Vermilionville.
Krewe of Hyacinthians. Houma. 12 pm
Krewe of Titans. Houma. Follows Hyacinthians.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Lighted Boat Parade. Lake Charles. 7 pm

Friday, Feb. 21

Krewe of Aphrodite. Houma. 6 :30 pm
Mardi Gras Merchants’ Parade. Downtown Lake Charles. 7 pm
Krewe of Adonis. Morgan City. 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22

Children’s Parade. Lafayette. 12:30 pm
Cypremort Point Parade. Cypremort Point. 1 pm
Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. Baldwin. 1 pm
Mystical Krewe of Barkus. Lake Charles Civic Center. 2 pm
Krewe of Dionysus. Bayou Vista. 2 pm
Krewe of Omega. Lake Charles. 2 pm
Krewe of Bonaparte. Lafayette. 6:30 pm
Krewe of Mardi Gras. Houma. 6:30 pm

Sunday, Feb. 23

Krewe of Terreanians. Houma. 1:30 pm
Krewe of Galatea. Morgan City. 2 pm
Krewe of Montegut. Houma. 2 pm
Mardi Gras Children’s Day Parade. Lake Charles. 3:30 pm

Monday, Feb. 24

Krewe of Amani. Patterson. 2 pm
Queen Evangeline. Lafayette. 6 pm
Krewe of Cleopatra. Houma. 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Courir de Mardi Gras and Chicken Run. Eunice. 7 am
Iowa Chicken Run. Iowa. 10 am
King Gabriel’s Parade. Lafayette. 10 am
Krewe of Bonne Terre. Houma. 11 am
Second Line Stroll. Lake Charles. 1 pm
Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. Franklin. 1 pm
Krewe of Houmas. Houma. 1 pm
Krewe of Kajuns. Houma. Follows Houmas.
Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Lafayette. 1 pm
Jeeps on Parade. Lake Charles. 2 pm
Krewe of Hephaestus. Morgan City. 2 pm
Town Square Media Independent Parade. Lafayette. 2:30 pm
Motor Gras. Lake Charles 3 pm
Krewe of Krewes’. Lake Charles. 5 pm
Krewe of Illusions. Lake Charles. 7:30 pm

DID YOU KNOW?
The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was held Feb. 24, 1857 with the Krewe of Comus, who paraded through the streets and held a grand ball for the krewe members.

CENTRAL

Wednesday, Feb. 19

LSUA Mardi Gras Parade. Alexandria. 12 pm

Saturday, Feb. 22

Children’s Parade. Alexandria. 10 am
Mardi Gras Parade. Leesville. 2 pm

Sunday, Feb. 23

Krewes Parade. Alexandria. 2 pm

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