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Lafayette Area Mardi Gras 2017 Parade Schedule

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We’ve made it into 2017 and the first question out of most of our mouths was “when’s Mardi Gras?” (Well, that and “where can I get some boiled crawfish?”)

Mardi Gras this year is February 28th but the revelry is about to really ramp up with Mardi Gras balls, courirs, festivals, king cakes and all the pageantry that is involved with the season.

And it’s never too early to start planning so here is the schedule of Mardi Gras parades throughout Acadiana.

Friday, February 10

  • Bayou Mardi Gras Association Parade, New Iberia, 6:30pm

Sunday, February 12

  • Krewe of Ezana Mardi Gras Parade, Jeanerette, 1pm

Saturday, February 18

  • Carencro Mardi Gras Parade, 11am
  • Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade, Lake Arthur, TBA
  • Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs, Lafayette, 2pm
  • Krewe of Carnivale en Rio, Lafayette, 6:30pm

Sunday, February 19

  • Scott Mardi Gras Parade, 1pm

Friday, February 24

  • Kick Off Parade, Lafayette, 6pm

Saturday, February 25

  • Butte La Rose Mardi Gras Parade, 10am
  • Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade, Youngsville, 11am
  • Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, 12pm
  • Krewe de Bow Wow Dog Parade, Eunice, 12pm
  • Children’s Parade, Lafayette, 12:30pm
  • Lake Fausse Point Mardi Gras Parade, 2pm
  • Krewe of Bonaparte, Lafayette, 6:30pm

Monday, February 27

  • Krewe of Armani, Patterson, 2pm
  • Queen Evangeline’s Parade, Lafayette, 6pm

Fat Tuesday, February 28

  • King Gabriel’s Parade, Lafayette, 10am
  • Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, Jeanerette, 11am
  • Half-Fast Krewe of Frank Mardi Gras Parade, Opelousas, 11am
  • Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade, Kaplan, TBA
  • Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, Franklin, 1pm
  • Krewe of Coteau Parade, Coteau, 1pm
  • Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade 1pm
  • Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie Parade, Kaplan, 2pm
  • Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, Loreauville, 2pm
  • Sunset Mardi Gras Parade, 2pm
  • KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade, Lafayette, 2:30pm
  • Carnival d’Acadie Parade, Crowley, 3pm

(If you know of other parades in Acadiana that we’ve left off this list, email the info to jude@973thedawg.com. Also, keep in mind this is just the parade schedule. We’re rounding up information regarding courirs, festivals and other celebrations and will post at a later date.)

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