2012 Lafayette Mardi Gras Schedule   (see below for surrounding areas)
(schedule subject to change)

Parades & Balls:

Jan 7
Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Ball
Cajundome Convention Center, 8:00 pm

Jan 21  --  Saturday
Les Brigands de Lafitte Ball
Heymann Center, 8:00 pm
Jan 28 -- Saturday
Krewe of Attakapas Ball
Heymann Center, 8:00 pm

Feb 11 -- Saturday
Krewe of Rio "Parada"
Annual Krewe parade, Brazilian style, with 22 colorful floats and area marching bands. Always held 10 days before Mardi Gras Day.
Lafayette. 6:30 p.m.
Feb 11  -- Saturday
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade
The Carencro Mardi Gras Parade is held each year on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. The parade travels north on University to Debutant Rd. in Carencro.The Parade is sponsored by the Carencro Mardi Gras Association.
Carencro H.S. to Debutant Rd., Carencro. Free. 11 a.m.

Feb 12 --  Sunday
Scott Mardi Gras
Acoustic Jam, Parade, Mardi Gras Dance, Cajun Mardi Chicken Chase, Consessions.
Scott. Free. Jam, 10 a.m.; Parade, 1 p.m.; Dance, 3 p.m.; Chicken Chase, 3 p.m.
Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade 
Starts at the Public Works building and ends at Fountain View.
Youngsville. 1 p.m.
Feb 17-21 --  Friday thru Tuesday
Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette
Live music grandstand featuring the best in local, regional and national talent, gigantic midway and food. Mardi Gras parades pass through fairgrounds.
Cajun Field, Lafayette
Admission is free. Parking $10. Fri. 5 p.m.-mid., Sat. noon-mid., Sun. noon-mid., Mon. noon-mid., Tues. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Feb 17  -- Friday
Friday Night Parade
6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Xanadu BAll
8:00 pm  -- Convention Center
Feb 18 -- Saturday
Children's Parade
Mardi Gras parade featuring Lafayette's children's krewes.
Lafayette. 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade
6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Triton Ball
Cajundome, 8 pm

Feb 20 --  Monday
Queen's Parade
Mardi Gras parade honoring the Southwest Mardi Gras Association's Queen Evangeline.
Lafayette. 6 p.m.
Krewe of Bonaparte Coronation Ball
Monday, February 20
Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm
Feb 21 - Tuesday :  Mardi Gras Day!
King's Court at Mardi Gras
Food, fun and family entertainment with live music and costume contest right on the parade route in downtown Lafayette.
Corner of Polk & Vermilion, Lafayette. Free. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
King's Parade 
Mardi Gras parade honoring King Gabriel, reigning royalty for the Southwest Mardi Gras Association. Lafayette, 10 a.m.
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade
Mardi Gras parade honoring King Toussaint L'Ouverture and Queen Suzanne Simone.
Lafayette. 1 p.m.
Independent Parade
Sponsored by KADN Fox 15/KLAF UPN TV
Lafayette. Free. 2 p.m.

The Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field
Zydeco music is live! A wonderful family setting in the heart and birth place of the Mardi Gras Kingdom. It is quite an invigorating and inspirational experience, to touch, dance and take pictures with Queen Dolly and the members of the Mardi Gras Kingdom Clark Field Stadium, Lafayette
$3/Adults; 12 years & under free. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Greater Southwest La. Mardi Gras Ball & Pageant
A pageant and ball marking the end of the Mardi Gras Season.
Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette
Free. Tickets at Heymann Center Box Office.
Pageant: 8-9:30 p.m.; Ball: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Dates unknown regarding the following Lafayette Parish Balls:
Krewe of Karencro Ball
Saturday, February 18  ??
Krewe de la Jonction Ball
February ???
Children's Krewe d'Amusement Ball
University of Louisiana Union Ballroom, 6:30 pm
For tickets, contact Liane Abraham a
Krewe de Wideload Fifth Annual Ball
Cajundome Convention Center's Exhibit Hall B
Doors open at 8pm. Formal dress required.
For Tickets Contact Blake Couvillion at 337-230-8596
Children's Krewe des Jeunes Amis Ball
Holiday Inn Holidome
Children's Krewe of Augustus
University of Louisiana Union Ballroom,
6:30 pm

Krewe of Victoria Ball
Heymann Center, 8 pm

Children's Krewe of Camelot Ball
Holidome, 6:30 pm

Children's Krewe of Versailles Ball
Angelle Hall, 6:30 pm
Tickets available at the door

Order of the Troubadours Ball
Heymann Center, 8 pm
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival, Inc. Ball

Activities of Mardi Gras in the Surrounding Areas of Acadiana:

Gueydan Mardi Gras Run 
Traditional Mardi Gras Run featuring horses and floats, chicken throws for children and adults, live music after the parade.
Downtown and Duck Festival Grounds, Gueydan
Runs begins at 7 a.m., live music after the parade at the Festival Grounds

Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade
Feb  ??  &  ??
Main St., Jennings

Church Point Courirs des Mardi Gras
Feb -
Children's Mardi Gras Run on Saturday: Sign-up 7:30-8 a.m. Children - 12 yrs & under. Run begins - 9 a.m. 47th. Courir de Mardi Gras on Sunday: Sign - up 7 a.m. Run begins 8:30 a.m.
Saddle Tramp Club, Church Point. Free. 8 a.m.-midnight

Mardi Gras Street Dance
A Jam session kicks off in the morning at 10 a.m. and live music and dancing continues all day into the evening! Don't forget a speical Rendez-vous Des Cajuns Show at the Liberty that night at 6 p.m.
Downtown, Eunice. Free. 10 a.m. - until

La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns
Cajun bands, arts & crafts, food, fun, refreshments and much more. Butchering of the Pig and Squeal like a Pig Contest.
Magnolia City Park, St. Martinville. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mardi Gras Newcomer's Parade
Parade will travel down Hwy 31 (Main St.), starting at St. Martinville Senior High School, ending at Main & Denier Street.
Main St., St. Martinville. 1 p.m.

Carnival D'Acadie
Feb -
A Carnival celebration with live music entertainment, street dancing, festival foods, with a traditional parade featuring bands, floats and plenty of beads.
Downtown, Crowley. Free.

Eunice "Little Mardi Gras" (ages 0-16)
Youngsters leave at 10 a.m. to participate in a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras and return to parade down 2nd Street at 3 p.m. Costumes required.
Northwest Community Center, Samuel Drive, Eunice
Please inquire for entry fee. 7 a.m. - Registration begins

Old Time Boucherie
Experience an old time tradition and sample some of the best food around. Live music, food and dancing!
Eunice City Hall, Eunice. Free. 10 a.m. - til

Lundi Gras Street Dance
Cajun bands play for a free street dance on Mardi Gras Eve! Live jam session also takes place!
Downtown Historic, Eunice. Free. 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Krewe Chic-a-la-pie Mardi Gras Parade
Old-fashioned, family-style Mardi Gras parade that rolls through the streets of downtown Kaplan.
Downtown, Kaplan. Free. 2 p.m.

Mamou Mardi Gras
Cajun-style celebration with costumed men on horseback chasing chickens and collecting food items for the town's communal gumbo. Largest Cajun concert and dance.
Downtown, Mamou. Free. 8 a.m.-until

Half Fast Krewe of Frank's Mardi Gras Parade
Families and friends join in spirit of Mardi Gras as it rolls down East Landry Street and back up Bellevue Street to Frank's Bar.
East Landry St. in front of St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas. 11 a.m.-Parade begins.

Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras
The Courir departs from the National Guard Armory at 8 a.m. and things kick off downtown at 10 a.m. with live music on Main Stage. 3 p.m. Truck Parade and Courir Return. A children's walking parade & a chicken chase will also take place.
National Guard Armory & Downtown, Eunice
Please inquire for entry fee in parade; Free for Mardi Gras events downtown. Courir, 8 a.m.; Festival, 10 a.m.



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