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The Ultimate Mardi Gras Bucket List

Mardi Gras is growing bigger and more elaborate every year. From parades and balls to parties and chicken runs, you need to plan ahead so that you don’t miss out on something incredible! Whether it’s your first Mardi Gras or if you’re a seasoned vet, here is a list of things you have to experience…

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Lake Charles Courir de Mardi Gras : Chicken Runs

Dozens of costumed revelers mount their horses, pile in the back of trailers, and onto floats just as the sun breaks over the horizon. Mud-stained from last year’s run, their fringed suits whip in the wind as they make their way into town. Once gathered, the irresistible beat of Zydeco cuts through…

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Courir de Mardi Gras: Iowa Chicken Run

Unique. Rural. Authentic. Whatever you’d like to call it, the Iowa Chicken Run is one of the BEST Mardi Gras celebrations you could participate in! Things kick off early – 8 a.m. early – with the smell of barbecue and gumbo spices in the air. Of course, the wash board and accordion music plays, and…

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Run Chicken Run!

I can smell the barbecue pork that’s already smoking on the pit as we meet at the KC Hall, 503 E. Highway 90, in the town of Iowa, Louisiana, around 9 a.m. to pay our money to ride in the parade. Smoked meats like sausage and tasso are popular in Cajun Country…

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