VINTON, La. (January 2, 2020)—Frills, feathers and Mardi Gras magic will be in full swing during the Town of Vinton's Mardi Gras celebration in downtown Vinton.

The Knights of Columbus will host a gumbo cook-off at 10 a.m. when the teams will begin cooking. There will be a parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, starting at Vinton Middle School, located at 900 Horridge St, and ending at Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 1601 Horridge St. Gumbo judging will begin at 2 p.m. Free gumbo tasting at the at Knights of Columbus Hall begins after the judging.

For more information on the event and updates, call Vinton City Hall at (337) 589-7453.

For general information on the 2020 Mardi Gras season, contact Visit Lake Charles at (337) 436-9588 or visit