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Krewe de Bayou Mardi Gras Ball

The Inaugural Krewe de Bayou Mardi Gras Ball is heading to the Downtown Ballroom January 19th, 2013!  You're not in a Krewe?  You don't have to be!  You are in a Krewe?  You can come to our Ball too!  ANYONE can join us for our Inaugural Krewe de Bayou Mardi Gras Ball!  Tickets are limited, so get yours before they sell out!

For the entertainment, we're bringing in party favorites Nik-L-Beer and Vagabond Swing for a night of music and fun!  And what do you wear?  Well, the theme is the Roaring 20's, so let's see you dressed up as flappers and gangsters!  For the best dressed costume at the Ball?  You'll win the chance to ride the Townsquare Media Mardi Gras Float in the Independent Parade!  What's better?  You won't need to bring your own beads either!  If you don't want to wear a costume, that's okay!  Just come in your cocktail attire and we'll see you there!


Tickets: Tickets are on sale on November 30th at 10am at  General

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Mardi Gras Day in Lafayette – Need to Know Today

No garbage or recycling today in Lafayette. Everybody's service will be pushed back one day.

King's Court Costume Contest is at 9AM.

Family Friendly Mardi Gras is at Parc Putnam, 9AM-4PM. Fun & games for families in an alcohol and tobacco-free environment.

Festival du Mardi Gras at Cajun Field is open 10AM -8PM, Andy Smith Band 11-1, Lee Benoit, 1:30-3:30, Krossfyre 4-6pm.

Parades: Gabriel is at 10AM, Lafayette Mardi Gras Association 1PM, Independent Parade 2PM (Look for Steve Wiley and Krewe!)

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Mardi Gras 2011 Steve Wiley
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Where’s the Best Place to Be on Mardi Gras Day in Lafayette? [SURVEY]

Do you get more throws at the beginning of the parade route, the middle or the end? Where's the best food? Is one area better for families, party people, out-of-towners? Everybody has a favorite spot to watch the parades. Tell us your favorite spot:

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Mardi Gras Dos & Don’ts For First Timers

Mardi Gras is fast approaching and soon guest bedrooms and couches will be filled with out-of-town friends and family looking to enjoy the festival season. In order to ensure these first timers have just as good a time as long time Mardi Gras veterans, here are a few dos and don’ts to pass along.

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Category: Mardi Gras
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Lafayette Mardi Gras Traffic and Safety Tips – No Flashing Allowed!

The first weekend of parades is history and we are already ready for more! In case you forgot, the barricades are out and will be repositioned back into parade position on the streets on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Lafayette Police will close all streets on and around the parade route one hour before each parade begins.

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