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Capital Region Mardi Gras
Capital Carnival Chicanery abounds this Mardi Gras Season, and—using our Baton Rouge Parade Calendar—you won’t miss a single carousing opportunity. Visit individual parade websites for the most updated details on upcoming events.
Mystic Krewe of Mutts: Bark your calendars for the annual CAAWs Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade, held downtown. This year’s theme is “Back in the Saddle.” Bark in the Park events begin at 10 am, and the parade rolls at 2 pm. caaws.org.
Krewe of Artemis: The first all-female krewe in Baton Rouge begins and ends at the corner of St. Philip Street and Government Street. Revelers will be treated to themed throws, including the Krewe of Artemis’ signature High-Heeled Shoe. 7 pm. kreweofartemis.net.
Krewe of Oshun Parade and Festival: Carnival games, eating contests, and other free family fun at BREC’s Scottlandville Parkway Conservation Park for this second annual festival and parade. 12 pm–6 pm. visitbatonrouge.com.
Krewe Mystique de la Capitale: The city’s oldest parading Mardi Gras krewe continues its mission to uphold Carnival season in the Capital City. Family oriented and fun for all ages, it starts at the River Center and winds around downtown. 2 pm. krewemystique.com.
Krewe of Orion: A Carnival-themed tractor pull through downtown Baton Rouge, this year’s theme is “Orion’s 2020 Vision”. Begins and ends at the River Center, where the after-party masquerade will be held. 6:30 pm. kreweoforion.com.
Addis Mardi Gras Parade: In the little town of Addis, the Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor its family-friendly line of celebration for all. 11 am. westbatonrouge.net.
Krewe of Southdowns: The theme this year is “It’s Showtime,” with this family-friendly flambeaux-inspired nighttime parade rolling along its usual route from Glasgow Middle School through the Southdowns neighborhood. 7 pm. southdowns.org.
Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival: An incredible line-up from Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room for free in North Boulevard Town Square. This year catch acts including SmokeHouse Porter, Miss Mamie with the Gutbucket Blues Band, Soul Revival, and Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor joined by the Wild Tchoupitoulas Indians featuring Big Chief Roderick Sylvas. A VIP Pre-Party offering a preview of some of the musical acts will be February 24 at 7 pm in the Listening Room for $25. ultimatelouisianapar.wixsite.com/brmardigrasfest.
Spanish Town Parade: Spanish Town’s annual parade of miscreants rolls from Spanish Town Road and Fifth Street, to Lafayette Street and Main. The krewes dole out dozens of infamously irreverent floats, with marching bands, dance troupes, and waves of pink throws. Come early. This year’s theme is “Porn Again Flamingos.” Noon. spanishtownmardigras.com.
Capitol Park Museum Spanish Town Parade Party: Watch the Spanish Town Parade from the lawn of Capitol Park Museum while enjoying bites and all-day museum access. 9 am–4 pm. eventbrite.com.
Spanish Town Ball: The fun of the daytime parade gets dressed up and continues the party at the Raising Canes River Center. 7 pm. spanishtownmardigras.com.
Krewe of Good Friends of the Oaks Parade: Residents of the Port Allen community “The Oaks” established this krewe in 1985, and it has been rolling right along ever since. 1 pm. westbatonrouge.net.
Livonia Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade: The small-town parade rolls for its fifty-seventh year. 1 pm. pctourism.org.
Mardi Gras at the Knock Knock Museum: Little ones and their adults are invited to celebrate Carnival Season at the Knock Knock Children’s Museum this Lundi Gras, which will offer Mardi Gras activities like mask making, bead art murals, and mini king cake decorating. Registration is required. 10 am–4 pm. $15 per person over twenty-four months old, free for members. knockknockmuseum.org/mardigras.
Mid City Gras: Baton Rouge’s freshest Mardi Gras parade returns to Mid City. The one afternoon revel down North, from 22 Street to Baton Rouge Community College invites locals to “get nuts,” featuring Mid City artists, musicians, and more in a wildly unpretentious neighborhood strut. 1 pm. midcitygras.org.
Community Center of Pointe Coupee Parade: Every year for an entire century now the population of New Roads multiplies tenfold as parade-goers searching for a more laid back time flock to Pointe Coupée. 11 am. Facebook..
New Roads Lion Club Parade: This annual parade follows right behind the Community Center of Pointe Coupee Parade. newroads.net.