Gather your Krewe for these 2019 Mardi Gras Events!
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Gather your Krewe for these 2019 Mardi Gras Events!

Posted On February 14, 2019
Author: Gordon McKernan

The 2019 Mardi Gras season is upon us in Louisiana. King cakes have made their way into our homes, schools, and office break rooms. Our firm loves seeing purple, gold, and green this time of year. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys currently serves in nine locations throughout Louisiana. In each of these areas, there are plenty of spectacular parades or events to attend with friends and family.

1. Baton Rouge

Krewe Mystique de la Capitale
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys is proud to sponsor this year’s Krewe Mystique de la Capitale, one of the longest-running parades in Baton Rouge. The 2019 parade route will begin and end near the River Center at Government Street and St. Philip Street.

Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 2 p.m.

2. Lafayette

Le Festival du Mardi Gras à Lafayette
Le Festival du Mardi Gras à Lafayette is a carnival at Cajun Field with rides, games, and live music on the carnival midway, which is a prime spot for parade viewing throughout Mardi Gras weekend.

Date: Friday, March 1-Tuesday, March 5

3. Alexandria

AMGA Annual Krewes Parade
The 26th Annual Krewes Parade held by Alexandria Mardi Gras Association includes many floats with throws, music, and costumes. The route will begin on Texas Avenue and end at the Alexandria Mall.

Date: Sunday, March 3
Time: 2 p.m.

Courtesy of Shreveport-Bossier Fun Guide

4. Shreveport

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade
The theme of the 2019 Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade is “Steampunk Pups and Futuristic Felines.” Admission is $1 for adults and free for children. The cost to register a pet for the parade is $25 per pet. Registered pets will be judged in categories such as “Best Dressed,” “Best Float,” “Pet/Owner Lookalike,” and more at 1 p.m. The parade typically marches at 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, February 24
Time: Noon-4 p.m.

5. Ascension, Livingston areas

Krewe of Diversion Boat Parade
Proceeds raised from boat entries, donations, a silent auction, as well as food and T-shirt sales on Friday at 6 p.m. will go toward St. Jude Children’s Hospital, through Louisiana Friends Against Childhood Cancer. The boat parade will begin Saturday at noon on the Diversion Canal under the La. Hwy. 22 bridge and end at Manny’s Bar & Grill.

Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: Noon

6. Hammond

33rd Annual Krewe of Omega Parade
The Krewe of Omega Mardi Gras parade is a family-oriented event. The parade begins and ends at the edges of Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus. Enjoy many floats and throws in this evening Hammond parade!

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.

7. Lake Charles

Mardi Gras Merchants’ Parade
Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road. Download the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras app for more details on parade routes, times, and other Mardi Gras activities.

Date: Friday, March 1
Time: 7 p.m.

8. Monroe

Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade: Under the Big Top
Since 1984, the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade has grown to include over 100 units and a crowd of thousands. This year’s parade route will start at 1118 Natchitoches Street and end at Oliver Road.

Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 6 p.m.

Happy Mardi Gras from Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys! Our team hopes to see you at these exciting community events. For more Mardi Gras events in Louisiana, visit the following resources: