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Carnival Time Parades & Events

01/29/2013 02:28PM ● Published by Aimee Cormier

Compiled by Barbara Gautreaux

Let the Good Times and the Parades Roll. Plan for Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 and attend a Mardi Gras event before the fasting of Lent begins. Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade, 6:30 p.m., downtown New Iberia. For information call 367-6466 or the City at 369-2300.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Krewe of Iberians Ball, 7:45 p.m., Sugar Cane Festival Building, New Iberia City Park. The ball is membership only, but spectators may pay $1 at the door to watch pageant from balcony.

Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs, 2 p.m., Lafayette Street, downtown Lafayette. Registration opens at noon. Pre-registration is $25, parade day registration $35, per dog. For theme and information, visit paradefordogs.com.

Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade, 6:30 p.m., downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. Map at www.mardigraslafayette.net.

Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball, 7 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. 2013 Theme is King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Music by Side Show. Tickets $25. Call 337-394-2233 or visit www.stmartinville.org for more information.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., Jeanerette. Route includes Canal Street to Main to Martin Luther King.

Grand Marais Children’s Mardi Gras Dance, 3-6 p.m., Mon Ami, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette. Admission charged. Judging for costume competition begins at 4:30 p.m. Call 365-8185 for more information.

Pawdi Gras on the Pond, 1-4 p.m., 220 Prescott Boulevard, Youngsville. Dog and Children’s Mardi Gras parade benefiting Angel Paws of New Iberia. Registration at 1 p.m., parade at 2:15 p.m. Call 856-2323 for more information.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Friday Night Parade, 6:30 p.m., downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. Features multiple krewes from the Greater Southwest Mardi Gras Association. Map at www.lafayette.travel.com.

Cornucopia Ball Dress Rehearsal, 7 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. Tickets $10. Call 789-3592 for information about this Children’s Event, sponsored by the Creole Farmer’s Market Committee.

Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, 5 p.m.-midnight, Cajun Field. Free admission, parking $10. Presented by the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, the festival includes carnival midway, food and live entertainment, and all Lafayette parades roll through the festival grounds. Opens at noon Saturday through Monday; Tuesday hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Courir de Mardi Gras, 5-10:30 p.m., Saddle Tramp Club House, 1036 E. Ebey Street, Church Point. Parades are downtown. Friday has gumbo cook-off. Also Saturday with Children’s Parade and Sunday with Courir. Visit www.churchpointmardigras.com for schedule of events.

The Krewe of Adonis Mardi Gras Parade, 7 p.m., Morgan City.  Begins at Brasher and Federal Avenue, traveling to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Visit www.cajuncoast.com for parade route, or call 1-800-256-2931.

Grand Marais Costume Competition and Dance, 9 p.m., Mon Ami, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette. Admission charged. Judging for costume competition. Call 365-8185 for entry or admission information. Also Feb. 9, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Cornucopia Ball, 7 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. Tickets $12.50. Call 789-3592 for information about this Children’s Event, sponsored by the Creole Farmer’s Market Committee.

Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd, St. Martinville.

Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade, 6:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. Map of the parade route at gomardigras.com.

Children’s Parade, 12:30 p.m., downtown, corner of Lafayette Street and West Vermilion, to Cajun Field.

Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, noon, Highway 83 (Main Street) at Martin Luther King Drive, Baldwin.

The Krewe of Dionysus Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Bayou Vista. Visit www.cajuncoast.com or parade route, or call 1-800-256-2931.

Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade, 10 a.m., starting at Détente Road or Savoy, proceed North to Railroad Avenue to Church Street. Ends at Griffin Road. Call the City of Youngsville at 856-4181 for more information or to participate.

Cypremort Pointe Parade, 1 p.m., Cypremort Point. Visit cajuncoast.com for information.

Grand Marais Costume Competition and Dance, 9 p.m., Mon Ami, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette. Call 365-8185 for entry or admission information. Also Feb. 10 and Feb. 11.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Newcomers Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., Main Street, St. Martinville. Call 380-6031 for information.

The Krewe of Galatea Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Morgan City. Visit cajuncoast.com for parade route, or call 1-800-256-2931.

Grand Marais Costume Competition and Dance, 7 p.m., Mon Ami, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette. Call 365-8185 for entry or admission information. Also Feb. 11.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Queen’s Parade, 6 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. Celebrating Queen Evangeline and her Court. For information call 800-346-1958 or visit www.gomardigras.com.

The Krewe of Amani Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Patterson. Visit cajuncoast.com for parade route, or call 1-800-256-2931.

Grand Marais Costume Competition and Dance, 7 p.m., Mon Ami, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette. Call 365-8185 for entry or admission information.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Independent Parade, 2 p.m., downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. Call 237-1500 for information.

Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, 11 a.m., Highway 90 East at College Road, Jeanerette. Call 365-8185 for more information.

Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Main Street Loreauville. Call 229-4072 for information.

Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., downtown Franklin. Visit cajuncoast.com for parade route, or call 1-800-256-2931.

King’s Parade, 10 a.m., downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. Celebrating King Gabriel, who reigns over the Lafayette Mardi Gras. Contests and more. Call 800-346-1958 for more information.

Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., Francis Romero Memorial Park and Highway 88, Coteau. Call 337-519-4606 for more information.

Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, 1 p.m., downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette. Visit www.gomardigras.com for additional information.

The Krewe of Hephaestus Mardi Gras Parade, 2 p.m., Morgan City.  Visit cajuncoast.com for parade route, or call 1-800-256-2931.

Urban Mardi Gras Masking Traditions, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Vermilionville Performance Center, Lafayette. Free and open to all ages. Call 233-4077 or visit vermilionville.org.

Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball, 8 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette. Ball begins at 9:30 p.m. Free to the public, however, tickets are required and will be available at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Call 337-291-5540.

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