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 Parades Schedule & Routes

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!

Parade Routes

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

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

Lake Charles Mardi Gras Boat Parade runs along the Seawall of the Civic Center on the lakefront promenade.

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.

The City of Sulphur Mardi Gras Parade route will be from Cypress Street through the S-Curve to South Huntington Street. 

For all of the pet lovers out there, the Krewe of Barkus Parade is always a fun event to experience as dogs of all shapes and sizes put on the Mardi Gras seasons best as they parade by the Civic Center.