Calendar: Carnival Time


Sunday, Jan. 6
Krewe of Joan of Arc. 6 p.m. French Quarter. New Orleans.
Phunny Phorty Fhellows. 7 p.m. Uptown. New Orleans.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Krewe of Chewbacchus. 7 p.m. Marigny. New Orleans.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Krewe Bohème. French Quarter. New Orleans. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Krewe of Bilge. Slidell. 11 a.m.
Krewe of Poseidon. Slidell. 6 p.m.
Krewe du Vieux. French Quarter. New Orleans. 6:30 p.m.
Krewe Delusion. French Quarter. New Orleans. 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17
Krewe of Little Rascals. Metairie. 12 p.m.
Krewe of Slidellians. Slidell. 1 p.m.
Krewe of Perseus. Slidell. Follows Slidellians.
Krewe of Pearl River Lions Club. Slidell. 1 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22
Krewe of Cork. French Quarter. New Orleans. 3 p.m.
Krewe of Oshun. Uptown. New Orleans. 6 p.m.
Krewe of Cleopatra. Uptown. New Orleans. 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Eve. Mandeville. 7 p.m.
Krewe of Excalibur. Metairie. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Krewe of Paws. Slidell. 10 a.m.
Krewe of Titans. Slidell. 6:30 p.m.
The Mystic Knights of Adonis. West Bank. New Orleans. 11:45 a.m.
Krewe of Tchefuncte. Madisonville. 1 p.m.
Knights of Nemesis. Chalmette. 1 p.m.
Krewe of Pontchartrain. Uptown. New Orleans. 1 p.m.
Krewe of Choctaw. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Pontchartrain.
Krewe of Freret. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Choctaw.
Knights of Sparta. Uptown. New Orleans. 5:30 p.m.
Krewe of Pygmalion. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Sparta.
‘tit Rex. Marigny. New Orleans. 5 p.m.
Krewe of Caesar. Metairie. 5:30 p.m.
Krewe of Olympia. Covington. 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale. Uptown. New Orleans. 11 a.m.
Krewe of Carrollton. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Femme Fatale.
Krewe of King Arthur and Merlin.Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Carrollton.
Krewe of Alla. Uptown. New Orleans. Follows Arthur and Merlin.
Krewe of Claude. Slidell. 1 p.m.
Krewe of Dionysus. Slidell. Follows Claude.
Krewe of Barkus. French Quarter. 2 p.m.
Krewe of Kings. Metairie. 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Krewe of Druids. Uptown. New Orleans 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Nyx. Uptown. New Orleans. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Knights of Babylon. Uptown. New Orleans. 5:30 p.m.
Knights of Chaos. Uptown. New Orleans. 6:15 p.m.
Krewe of Muses. Uptown. New Orleans. 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1
Krewe of Bosom Buddies. French Quarter. 11:30 a.m.
Krewe of Hermes. Uptown. 6 p.m.
Krewe d’Etat. Uptown. 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Morpheus. Uptown. 7 p.m.
Krewe of Selene. Slidell. 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Centurions. Metairie. 6:30 p.m.
Original Krewe of Orpheus. Mandeville. 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 2
Krewe of NOMTOC. West Bank. 10:45 p.m.
Krewe of Iris. Uptown. 11 a.m.
Krewe of Tucks. Uptown. 11 a.m.
Krewe of Endymion. Mid-City. 4:15 p.m.
Krewe of Isis. Metairie. 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3
Krewe of Okeanos. Uptown. 11 a.m.
Krewe of Mid-City. Uptown. 11:45 a.m.
Krewe of Thoth. Uptown. Noon.
Krewe of Bacchus. Uptown. 5:15 p.m.
Krewe of Athena. Metairie. 5:30 p.m.
Krewe of Pandora. Metairie. 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4
Krewe of Proteus. Uptown. 5:15 p.m.
Krewe of Orpheus. Uptown. 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5
Krewe of Zulu. Uptown. 8 a.m.
Krewe of Rex. Uptown. 10 a.m.
Krewe of Elks Orleans. Uptown. Follows Rex.
Krewe of Crescent City. Uptown. Follows Elks Orleans.
Krewe of Argus. Metairie. 10 a.m.
Krewe of Elks Jefferson. Metairie. Follows Argus.
Krewe of Jefferson. Metairie. Follows Elks Jefferson.
Krewe of Lyra. Covington. 10 a.m.


Friday, Jan. 18.
Krewe of Sobek Grand Bal. Shreveport.
Monday, Jan. 21.
Krewe of Harambee. Shreveport
Saturday, Feb. 23.
Krewe of Centaur. Shreveport.
Sunday, Feb. 24.
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Mardi Paw Pet Parade. Shreveport.
Saturday, March 2.
Krewe of Gemini. Shreveport
Sunday, March 3.
Krewe of Highland. Shreveport
Tuesday, March 5
Childrens Mardi Gras Parade. Shreveport
Fat Tuesday in Shreve Town, A Walking Parade. Shreveport.


Sunday, Feb. 17.
Mystic Krewe of Mutts. Baton Rouge. 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 22.
Krewe of Artemis. Baton Rouge. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23.
Krewe of Mystique. Baton Rouge. 2 p.m.
Krewe of Orion. Baton Rouge. 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24.
Mid City Gras. Baton Rouge. 1 p.m.
Friday, March 1.
Krewe of Southdowns. Baton Rouge. 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 2.
Krewe of Spanish Town. Baton Rouge. 12 p.m.


Saturday, Jan. 5.
Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Car Show. Lake Charles. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6.
Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Celebration. Lake Charles. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9.
Bayou Mardi Gras Parade. New Iberia. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17.
Courir de Mardi Gras. Lafayette
Saturday, Feb. 23.
Mardi Gras Celebration. Vinton. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade. Carencro. 11 a.m.
Krewe of Carnivale en Rio. Lafayette. 6:30 p.m.
Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Arthur.
Sunday, Feb. 24.
Scott Mardi Gras Parade. Scott. 1 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25.
Krewe of Ezana. Jeanerette. 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26. 
Krewe of Golden Years. Lake Charles. 8 a.m. – noon. 
Thursday, Feb. 28
Mardi Gras Parade. Sulfur. 6 p.m.
Lighted Boat Parade. Lake Charles. 7 p.m.
Friday, March 1
Merchants' Parade. Lake Charles. 7 p.m.
Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration. Opelousas.
Krewe of Adonis. Morgan City.
Saturday, March 2
Children’s Parade. Lafayette. 12:30 p.m.
Church Point Children’s Courier de Mardi Gras. Church Point. 1 p.m.
Krewe of Dionysius. Bayou Vista. 2 p.m.
Mystical Krewe of Barkus. Lake Charles. 2 p.m.
Krewe of Bonaparte. Lafayette. 6:30 p.m.
Youngsville Mardi Gras. Youngsville.
Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. Sunset.
Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. Baldwin.
Rayne Mardi Gras Parade. Rayne.
Jennings Mardi Gras Festival/Parade. Jennings.
Sunday, March 3
Church Point Courir de Mari Gras. Church Point. 8 a.m.
Henderson Mardi Gras Parade. Henderson. 12:30 p.m.
Krewe of Galatea. Morgan City. 2 p.m.
Krewe of Omega. Lake Charles. 2 p.m.
Children's Parade. Lake Charles. 3:30 p.m.
Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. Eunice.
Monday, March 4
Krewe of Amani. Lafayette. 2 p.m.
Lundi Gras Day Party. Lake Charles. 5-9 p.m.
Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Lafayette. 6 p.m.
Lundi Gras Boucherie. Eunice.
Tuesday, March 5
Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run. Eunice. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chicken Run. Iowa. 10 a.m.
Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade. Jeanerette. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mardi Gras Show. Lafayette
King Gabriel’s Parade. Lafayette. 10 a.m.
Krewe of Coteau. Coteau. 1 p.m.
Second Line Stroll. Lake Charles. 1 p.m.
Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Lafayette. 1 p.m.
Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. Franklin. 1 p.m.
Krewe of Hephaestus. Morgan City. 2 p.m.
Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade. Loreauville. 2 p.m.
Jeeps on Parade. Lake Charles. 2 p.m.
TownSquare Media Independent Parade. Lafayette. 2:30 p.m.
Motor Gras Parade. Lake Charles. 3 p.m.
Krewe of Krewe's. Lake Charles. 5 p.m.
Mamou Mardi Gras. Mamou.
Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie. Kaplan.


Saturday, March 2.
Mardi Gras Parade. Leesville. 2 p.m.


Courir de Mardi Gras

Sunday March 3

Courir de Mardi Gras is a tradition practiced largely in Cajun Country. Translating to “Run of the Mardi Gras,” each year on Mardi Gras day, Cajuns throughout the region — such as in Church Point — don festive attire and masks, which are often homemade, while riding on horseback. Church Point, and many other courir de Mardi Gras celebrations, include chasing chickens, catching a greased pig and going door-to-door gathering the fixin’s for gumbo.


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