The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before thousands of residents and visitors at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

Kings and queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans, and jesters in museum quality costumes will be in full display, complete with music and dancing for everyone at the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana. 

Advance tickets to the Royal Gala are $5 and will be available at the following locations in January 2016:  Gordon’s Drug Store, Party Time Store, Medearis’ Costumes, The Mardi Gras Lady and the Lake Charles Civic Center Box Office in Lake Charles. Tickets are $6 at the door.  Children age five and younger are admitted free. 

Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors including the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, L’Auberge Casino Resort, Brookshire Brothers/Cormie’s, Upscale Productions and Coushatta Casino Resort.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit for a full schedule of Mardi Gras events.