The City of Youngsville released its new Mardi Gras parade route map, posting it on their Facebook page today.

The new map includes markers that point to the official parade route, locations of restroom facilities, alcohol-free/family-friendly zones, and construction areas.

The Youngsville Mardi Gras celebration appears to be following the lead of its namesake, as it has grown exponentially over the past few years.

One commenter on the page brought up an interesting point, asking why the parade doesn't alternate directions from year-to-year. I think that would be fair, allowing those people who live near the current "end" of the route to experience the "beginning" of the parade every other year. Maybe they need to bring their concern to the next meeting.

If you plan on attending any of Acadiana's Mardi Gras festivities, please remember to treat others with respect