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


Mardi Gras 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! Take part in the Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Contest or visit the Mardi Gras Museum. See below for additional Mardi Gras information and a list of upcoming and current events. Events are subject to change.

Text MARDIGRAS to Nixle (888777) and you will receive special alerts for Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Guide

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

View Guide

Show Events For

Show Events Between



Back To Top