Feb 12, 2013 7:38 PM by Allison Bourne-Vanneck
After the King's royal toast at Lafayette's King's Parade, the festivities begun.
"This is the biggest thing in Lafayette for me, I love Mardi Gras. I come out here every year," Lafayette resident Nelson Clark said.
And from the sights to the sounds, Lafayette's Fat Tuesday is nothing short of exciting.
"It's the people you see, all kinds of different floats. It's amazing how things is growing up in Lafayette. We just love lafayette," Lafayette resident Wildast Romain said.
Lafayette's weather may not have been loved by everyone, but that didn't stop the partying.
"Oh no no no, the weather wasn't going to stop me at all!" Romain said.
"We look at it as liquid sunshine, and I think the people who are here, are enjoying themselves," Lafayette resident Bruce Conque said.
"I was catching a lot of beads. I caught a lot of beads today, I caught a whole bag full. I caught a lot," 11-year-old Bronwin Karn said.
"We just need to recognize that Mardi Gras is a tradition in Lafayette. And we need to preserve, we need to sustain in the coming years," said Conque.
So that the biggest party of the year, only gets better and better.