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Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana

The best part about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. There is a type of warmth that is genuine along with a simple spirit of joy which is what we Cajuns call the "joie de vivre" or the "joy of living." In Lake Charles, you can experience lavish costumes and the big city pageantry of Mardi Gras along with a family-friendly feel.

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This corner of the state is showered with gifts from natural beauty to nature's bounty, and while it thrives with tradition, culture and mouthwatering cuisine, there is a sense of home mixed in with exciting nightlife. Visit the itineraries below to see what's in store for you! 

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The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →