There's a family - friendly Mardi Gras celebration with fun jumps, games, music, and more in downtown Lafayette.

KATC reports that the The Knowledge Effect Coalition's annual Family Friendly Mardi Gras will be at Parc Putnam, across from the Federal Courthouse, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event offers a safe place to watch parades with other activities like fun jumps, games, music, free food and drinks plus alcohol and drug addiction resources.

The Knowledge Effect is a coalition of local stakeholders with a mission to curb substance abuse in Acadiana. Through education, and events like this, the coalition hopes to create a safer and well informed community.

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