Mardi Gras Parades & Events

Feathers, fabulous frocks, and the fais-do-do can only mean one thing - it's Mardi Gras time in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This destination does it like no other! Mark your calendars for the Mardi Gras magic hitting the streets in Lake Charles from the Krewe of Barkus dog parade and Krewe of Krewes' Parade to a taste of the season with the World Famous Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff! Below is the complete list of parades, balls, and events celebrating the Twelfth Night and culminating on Mardi Gras Day, February 21, 2023, with each parade description including the parade route.