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Acadiana, others celebrate Mardi Gras Day with parades and events

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Mardi Gras is finally here, and on this Fat Tuesday, KATC is everywhere taking in the sights, sounds, and traditions that come with the festive holiday. 

KATC's Katie Lopez was live this morning in Basile as revelers plan to begin their celebration at the Courir de Mardi Gras.

Many parades are kicking-off today to celebrate. Running today in Lafayette will be the following parades:

Acadia Parish:

Crowley - Carnival d'Acadie Parade 2:30 pm

Rayne- Krewe de Nu Beginnings Mardi Gras Parade  2 pm. 

KATC's Justice Henderson will be covering these parades as they happen. Watch below:

Evangeline Parish:

Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras - 6:30 am   KATC's Josh Meny was live at the running, watch below.

Iberia Parish:

Loreauville - Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade, 2 pm 

Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade, 11 am 

KATC's Abby Breidenbach was live at the Grand Marais parade. Check it out below:

Lafayette Parish:

King's Parade - 10:00 am 

Le Festival Parade - 1:00 pm 

Independent Parade - 2:30 pm 

Several other parades are happening across Acadiana. Here are a few of the parades happening today. Check our complete list here to find out what parades and events are happening near you.

St. Landry Parish 

Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras - 8:00 am 

KATC's Kendria LaFleur shares some moments this morning just before the run. Watch below:

Eunice Mardi Grad Parade - 3:00 pm 

Sunset Parade - 2:00 pm 

St. Mary Parish

Franklin Mardi Gras Parade - 1:00 pm 

Krewe of Hephaestus Parade - Morgan City - 2:00 pm

Vermilion Parish

Krewe of Chic a la Pie Parade - Kaplan - 2:00 pm 

For a complete list of Mardi Gras Day events, click here.

KATC's Valerie Ponseti is in New Orleans as the city prepares to celebrate as only New Orleans can. Spectators are already lining up down the streets for the perfect spot to catch throws from the parade krewes like Zulu and Rex. 

A list of the parades running today in the New Orleans area:

Zulu - 8:00 am - Uptown

Rex - 10:00 am - Uptown

Elks Orleanians - to follow Rex

Crescent City - to follow Elks

Argus - 10:00 am -Metairie

Krewe of Elks Jefferson - to follow Argus

Krewe of Jefferson - to follow Elks Jefferson

Lyra - 10:00 am - Covington

For a look at how tourists prepare and enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans, click here.

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