“The Zone” is back for Mardi Gras! In its 9th year, the event will take place Tuesday, February 9th, from Noon-5:00pm, in the empty parking lot between the Charleston Building and the Parish Courthouse on Ryan Street.

If you’re looking for an alcohol and tobacco free place to let the good times roll on the main parade route then come to “The Zone.” The event is filled with free, kid-friendly activities, entertainment, and food. This year kids can play bayou games, bounce in fun jumps, ride a train, climb an obstacle course, eat snow cones and pizza, listen to music, and more!

The Zone began eight years ago as a program of Project KNOW and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, and was designed to offer a safe, yet fun environment for the community’s youth to enjoy the Mardi Gras holiday.  Since the first year the event has continued to grow, not only in attendance, but also with community support.  In 2010, the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living joined forces with Project KNOW as an event partner. 

For more information about “The Zone”, please contact Mary Kaye Allemond at 721-3900. Bring the entire family and laissez les bons temps rouler at “The Zone!”