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Mardi Gras Parades

Mardi Gras in one of the biggest celebrations all year in Louisiana and there is no exception in Southwest Louisiana! With more than a dozen parades and Mardi Gras celebrations, get ready to enjoy the second largest Mardi Gras in the state! 

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Frills, feathers and Mardi Gras magic will be in full swing during the Town of Vinton's Mardi Gras celebration in downtown Vinton. Knights of Columbus will host a gumbo cook-off at 10 Read More →
The Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras parade will be held in downtown Lake Charles. The Krewe of Omega was formed in 1970 by Joseph Moffett Jr. and its purpose is to provide social activities for the Read More →
A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly Read More →
A purple, green and gold parade in Lake Charles for the young and young at heart. Parade Routes All parade Read More →
Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
Area groups strut their Mardi Gras spirit down Ryan Street to the tunes of Mardi Gras music in this walking parade. This is Lake Charles' first walking parade! style="font-size: Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →

Parade Routes

The Merchants Parade, Children’s Parade and Krewe of Krewes Parade travel down Mill St. to Ryan St. then south on Ryan St. to Sale Road. Route Map 

The Second Line Stroll and Jeeps on Parade travel down Ryan St., south to Sallier Street. Route Map

Motor Gras Parade travels down Ryan Street, south to Sale Road. Route Map 

Krewe of Omega Parade starts on North side of Civic Center to Broad St. heading east to Enterprise Blvd, left on Enterprise to Mill St., left on Mill St. back to Civic Center.