The season of green, purple and gold is upon us! I am very excited to share the 2020 Louisiana Mardi Gras parade schedule with you again this year. Last year we had a blast attending a few parades, I hope to attend even more this Mardi Gras 2020 season. Sadly it’s our last in Lousiana, so it’s Laisser Les Bons Ton Rouler all the way to February 25th. If I come across more events and parades I’ll make sure to update and note it. I even added Galveston, Texas! I’ve also shared some great Mardi Gras items you can purchase at Amazon with my affiliate links. Thank you- if you purchase anything!
Alexandria – UPDATED 1/7/2019
City of Pineville Night of Lights Mardi Gras Parade – Feb 14th, 7pm down Main Street in Pineville ending across the Red River in Downtown Alexandria.
AMGA Classic Cars & College Cheerleader February 21st at 4:30pm Downtown Alexandria
AMGA Children’s Mardi Gras Parade February 22nd, 10am Downtown Alexandria
AMGA Mardi Gras Krewe Parade Sunday, Feb 23rd at 2pm – 4pm Alexandria
Mardi Gras Lighted Boat Parade Feb 20th at 7pm, Lakefront Promenade 900 Lakeshore Drive
Mardi Gras Merchants’ Parade Feb 21st, 7pm Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles Ryan Street
Krewe of Barkus Parade Lake Charles Civic Center Feb 22, at 2pm, Arcade Outdoor Amphitheater 900 Lakeshore Drive
Krewe of Omega Parade, Feb 22 at 2pm Downtown Lake Charles Lakeshore Drive
Mardi Gras Children’s Day Parade Feb 23rd at 3:30pm, Route is Downtown Ryan St to Sale Rd
Krewe of Krewes Mardi Gras Parade, Feb 25th at 5pm Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles Ryan Street
Leesville – UPDATED
Downtown parade 2pm (Good spot to park is behind VFW or stand near Hazel’s)
Natchitoches – UPDATED
Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade February 22nd 6pm
Monroe & West Monroe
Krewe de Riviere Mardi Gras Parade 2/8/2020 5pm 201 Riggs St, West Monroe LA 71291
Krewe of Janus Children’s Parade 2/15 morning *no time listed* 4700 Millhaven Road, Suite 2000, Monroe LA 71203
14th Annual Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade 2/15/2020 11am 100-400 blocks of Trenton Street,
37th Annual Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade 2/15/2020 6pm-9pm 901 Louisville Avenue, Monroe
Shreveport / Bossier City
Krewe of Sobek Mardi Gras Parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in Shreveport’s Queensborough neighborhood
Krewe of Harambee Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mardi Gras Parade on Monday, Jan. 20.
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade Sunday, Feb. 9,will be held at 2000 Reeves Marine Drive in Bossier City.
Krewe of Centaur Parade, Sat Feb 14 at 3:30 pm *Rain or Shine* Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport
Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Parade XXXI at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the intersection of Lake Street and Clyde Fant Parkway in downtown Shreveport.
Krewe of Highland Mardi Gras Parade, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. You can expect weird throws like Moon Pies and hotdogs! Wowza! parade begins at the intersection of Gregg Avenue and Gilbert Drive and follows a circular route through the historic Highland neighborhood.
Saturday, February 8,: INAUGURAL Krewe of Oshun Parade in Scotlandville
Sunday, February 9: Mystic Krewe of Mutts
Friday, February 14: Krewe of Artemis Parade
Saturday, February 15: Krewe of Mystique
Saturday, February 15: Krewe of Orion
Sunday, February 16: Mid City Gras
Friday, February 21: Krewe of Southdowns
Saturday, February 22: Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Saturday, February 22: Krewe of Spanish Town Parade
FEB 14 – Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade. Downtown Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.
FEB 15 – Carencro Mardi Gras Parade. Starts at Carencro High ends by Carencro Community Center. 11 a.m.
FEB 15 – Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:30 p.m.
FEB 15 – Krewe des Chiens. Downtown, Lafayette. 2 p.m.
FEB 16 – Courir de Mardi Gras – Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run. Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette.
FEB 16 – Scott Mardi Gras Parade. Scott. 1 p.m.
FEB 21-25 – Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette. Cajun Field, Lafayette. Carnival rides & games, live music, food vendors, parades roll through festival grounds. Times vary.
FEB 22 – Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. 800-346-1958
FEB 22 – Children’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 12:30 p.m. 800-346-1958
FEB 22 – Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade. Youngsville. Public Works building to Fountain View.
FEB 24 – Queen Evangeline’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 6 p.m.
FEB 25 – King Gabriel’s Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 10 a.m.
FEB 25 – Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 1 p.m.
FEB 25 – TownSquare Media Independent Parade. Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. 2:30 p.m.
FEB 25 – Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball. Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S College Rd., Lafayette. 337-291-5540
St. Landry Parish
FEB 15 – Imperial Mardi Gras Ball. Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S Market St., Opelousas. 7 p.m.
FEB 21-25 – Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration. Walnut & 2nd St., Eunice.
FEB 22-23 – Lil Nate’s L’Argent Tailride, Chicken Run & Parade. Yambilee Arena, 1939 W Landry St., Opelousas.
FEB 22 – Sunset Mardi Gras Parade. Oak Tree Park Dr., Sunset. 11 a.m.
FEB 23 – Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. 461 Sittig St., Eunice.
FEB 24 – Lundi Gras Boucherie. Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Eunice.
FEB 24-25 – Opelousas Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. Parade runs down E Landry, turn left on Liberty and travel back up Vine St. Opelousas.
FEB 25 – Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run. 501 Samuel Dr., Eunice. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
JAN 25 – Bayou Mardi Gras Parade. New Iberia. Family styled Mardi Gras celebration, on the banks of the Bayou Teche on Historic Main St., 6:00-8:00 p.m.
FEB 25 – Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade. Canal, MLK & Main St., Jeanerette. 1 p.m.
FEB 25 – Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade. Hwy 90 E at College Rd., Jeanerette. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
FEB 25 – Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade. Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88, Coteau. 1 p.m.
St. Mary Parish
FEB 21 – Krewe of Adonis. Morgan City. Begins at the intersection of Brashear Ave. and Federal Ave.
FEB 22 – Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. Baldwin. Begins on Hwy. 182/Main St.
FEB 22 – Cypremort Point Boat Parade. Cypremort Point State Park, Hwy. 319. 1 p.m.
FEB 22 – Krewe of Dionysius Parade. Bayou Vista. The parade will start at Gilmore
FEB 23 – Krewe of Galatea Parade. Morgan City. The parade route will begin on Second St.
FEB 24 – Krewe of Amani Parade. Parade begins at Patterson High School on Hwy. 182.
FEB 25 – Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. Franklin. Begins at Franklin Senior High School on Main St.
FEB 25 – Krewe of Hephaestus Parade. Morgan City. Begins on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore St.
St. Martin Parish
FEB 23 – Newcomers Club Mardi Gras Festival. St. Martinville City Fairgrounds. 2-10 p.m.
FEB 23 – Henderson Mardi Gras Parade. Henderson. Starts at Picard’s Auto Parts on the Henderson Hwy. 352 ending at Hendry Guidry Park at the end of Amy St. 12:30 p.m.
FEB 22 – Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. Gossen Memorial Park, 206 Frog Festival Dr., Rayne. 3-7 p.m.
FEB 22 – Church Point Children’s Courir de Mardi Gras. Downtown for the parade at 12:30 p.m.
FEB 25 – Carnival D’Acadie (Mardi Gras). Downtown, Crowley. Fair, live music and street dance, costume contests, parade. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
FEB 25 – Mamou Mardi Gras. Downtown, Mamou.
Jefferson Davis Parish
FEB 22 – Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade. Lake Arthur. 337-774-3675.
FEB 22 – Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade. Founder’s Park, 341 N Main St., Jennings.
FEB 25 – Krewe Chic A La Pie Mardi Gras Parade. Downtown Kaplan. 2 p.m.
New Orleans Area
Saturday, Feb. 1
Krewe of Chewbacchus, 7 pm, Marigny
Friday, Feb. 7
Krewe Boheme, 7 pm, French Quarter
Saturday, Feb. 8
Krewe du Vieux, 6:30 pm French Quarter
Krewe de Ilusion, follows KDV, French Quarter
Sunday, Feb. 9
Little Rascals, Noon, Metairie *We attended this one last year! It was so much fun!
Slidellians, 1 pm, Slidell
Krewe of Perseus, follows, Slidell
‘tit Rex, 4:30 pm, Marigny
Pearl River Lions, 1 pm, Pearl River
Friday, Feb. 14
Oshun, 6 pm, New Orleans
Cleopatra, 6:30 pm, New Orleans
Alla, follows, New Orleans
Excalibur, 7:30 pm, Metairie
Saturday, Feb. 15
Nemesis, 11 am, St. Bernard
Adonis, 11:45 am, Westbank
Pontchartrain, Noon, New Orleans
Choctaw, follows Pontchartrain, New Orleans
Freret, follows Choctaw, New Orleans
Tchefuncte, 1 pm, Madisonville
Mad Hatters, 5 pm, Metairie
Sparta, 5:30 pm, New Orleans
Pygmalion, follows Sparta, New Orleans
Centurions, 6 pm, Metairie
Olympia, 6 pm, Covington
Titans, 6:30 pm, Slidell
Sunday, Feb. 16
Femme Fatale, 11 am, New Orleans
Carrollton, follows Femme Fatale, New Orleans
King Arthur, follows Carrollton, New Orleans
Push Mow, 1 pm, Abita Springs
Barkus, 2 pm, French Quarter
Dionysus, 2 pm, Slidell
Kings, 5:30 pm, Metairie
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Druids, 6:15 pm, New Orleans
Nyx, 7 pm, New Orleans
Thursday, Feb. 20
Babylon, 5 pm, New Orleans
Chaos, 5:45 pm, New Orleans
Muses, 6 pm, New Orleans
Friday, Feb. 21
Hermes, 5:30 pm, New Orleans
d’Etat, 6:30 pm, New Orleans
Morpheus, 7 pm, New Orleans
Selene, 6:30 pm, Slidell
Saturday, Feb. 22
NOMTOC, 10:45 am, Algiers
Iris, 11 am, New Orleans
Tucks, Noon, New Orleans
Endymion, 4:15 pm, New Orleans
Isis, 6 pm, Kenner
Sunday, Feb. 23
Okeanos, 10 am, New Orleans
Mid-City, 11 am, New Orleans
Thoth, 11:15 am, New Orleans
Bacchus, 5:15 pm, New Orleans
Athena, 5:30 pm, Metairie
Pandora, follows Athena, Metairie
Monday, Feb. 24
Proteus, 5:15 pm, New Orleans
Orpheus, follows Proteus, New Orleans
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Zulu, 8 am, New Orleans
Rex, 10 am, New Orleans
Elks Orleanians, follows Rex, New Orleans
Crescent City, follows Elks, New Orleans
Argus, 10 am, Metairie
Elks, follows Argus, Metairie
Jefferson, follows Elks, Metairie
Covington Lions, 10 am, Covington
Covington, follows Lions, Covington