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! Check out the Mardi Gras Museum's costume display at the Imperial Calcasieu Museum running through March 27, or be sure to get crafty and make your own Mardi Gras Shoebox Float for the virtual shoebox float contest! Mark your calendars for the Mardi Gras magic that is 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! ​​