Feb 26, 2014 1:21 PM by MELISSA CANONE
St. Mary Parish has begun planning for the 2014 Mardi Gras season. There will be multiple parades throughout the parish for everyone in the family to enjoy.
The first parade of the season will take place on Friday, February 28th at 7 p.m. in Morgan City, LA. The Krewe of Adonis parade will begin at the intersection of Brashear and Federal Avenue, turning onto Onstead St., travel along Sixth St., Marguerite St., Ninth St., Victor II Blvd. to Myrtle Street and disbanding at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
Two parades will take place on Saturday, March 1st. The Baldwin Mardi Gras parade will begin at 12:00 noon on Hwy. 182/Main Street at the Sager-Brown facility in Baldwin, continuing down Hwy. 182/Main Street, turning left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard, a right onto Bollard Street, and will conclude at the Baldwin Community Center. The Krewe of Dionysus parade will be at 2 p.m. this year in Berwick beginning on Gilmore Street at its intersection with Bellevue Front, proceeding to John Street, Robicheaux Street and Mount Street, then back to Gilmore Street, down Hwy. 182 to Tournament Boulevard, Fairview Drive and Pattie Drive, ending at Berwick High School on Pattie Drive.
The Krewe of Galatea parade will begin at 2 p.m. in Morgan City on March 2nd. The parade route will begin on Second Street under the LA 182 Bridge proceeding north to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the Municipal Auditorium on Myrtle Street. The Krewe of Amani parade will take place in Patterson on March 3rd starting at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at Patterson High School on Hwy. 182/Main Street and continues down Hwy. 182/Main St. to the Place Norman Shopping Center on Hwy. 182/Main Street.
The Franklin Mardi Gras parade will take place in Franklin at 1 p.m. on March 4th. This parade will begin at Franklin Senior High School on Main Street. It travels east on Main Street, making a U-turn and then continues onto Willow Street. The parade then turns right onto Third Street, disbanding at the end of Third Street.
The final parade in St. Mary Parish will be the Krewe of Hephaestus parade on March 4th, beginning on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore Streets, it proceeds south on Sixth Street to Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle Street.
In addition to the numerous parades, Oaklawn Manor will be beautifully decorated and adorned in the purple, green and gold hues of the Mardi Gras season. This magnificently decorated plantation will be open for viewing Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the Mardi Gras season. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for students.
Contact the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau at 985-395-4905 for a 2014 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule Brochure, or visit online at www.cajuncoast.com/mardigras for more information on Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast.