Parades Update

Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana has decided it is in the best interest of public health and safety to forgo hosting any parades to celebrate Mardi Gras in 2021. Please continue to keep the Mardi Gras spirit alive by purchasing decor for your home or office or purchasing king cakes for your immediate household from local bakers. Gather craft supplies to build shoebox floats with your kids and more. Enter the Shoebox Float Contest


Lake Charles Mardi Gras

January 6 - February 16, 2021

Submit a Mardi Gras Season-themed event or coupon

Get Involved! 

While Mardi Gras may be different this year, there are still opportunities to get into the Mardi Gras spirit by checking out King Cakes at local bakeries, creating Mardi Gras shoebox floats or even dressing up in traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. See below for more ways to celebrate!

Get the App!

Want to know parade routes, times, and get notifications for different activities happening in Southwest Louisiana during Mardi Gras? Download the Lake Charles Events app on iTunes or the Google Play Store.

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