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SWLA Mardi Gras

It's never too early to start planning your Mardi Gras vacation! Read More →

Parade List

Mardi Gras in one of the biggest celebrations all year in Louisiana and there is no exception in Southwest Louisiana! Read More →

Mardi Gras Tips

Here's your Ultimate Guide to Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras! Read More →

Gumbo Cookoff

You will not want to miss this taste-from-every-pot event or the live, hot Southern and Cajun music that comes along with it.

Gumbo Cookoff →

Gumbo Cookoff →

Royal Gala

The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes. Read More →

King Cake

The Twelfth Night grand balls launch the carnival season and always include the presentation of the Twelfth Night Cake or King's Cake. Read More →

Lake Charles Mardi Gras

January 5 to March 5, 2019


Start Planning! 

The best part about celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is the atmosphere. Whether it's the parade, museum or Mardi Gras history in Lake Charles. 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."


Look who's Celebrating Mardi Gras! | #SWLAMardiGras


Mardi Gras Parades & Routes

Let the Good times Roll! With over a dozen Mardi Gras Parades and celebrations, there is plenty to do and see during #SWLAMardiGras! 

Event Icon  Top 6 Mardi Gras Events
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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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