June 29, 2014 1:20 PM
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year. New Roads Mayor Robert Myer tells The Advocate the city is stepping in to take over and ensure the tradition continues, although... more »
April 20, 2014 1:24 PM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Krewe of Gretna has formally asked for permission to parade on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the Jefferson Parish city for the first time in 14 years. Truck parade Captain Michael Benedetto and organizer Jessica Welty presented their... more »
February 10, 2014 8:20 AM
The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr. Pat Cooper visits GMA. Today the topic of discussion was the Pre-K Parade for the 2014-2015 school year. February 15 there will be two opportunities to receive information and shop the early learning programs in Lafayette Parish. The... more »
February 10, 2014 7:58 AM
The Town of Washington is hosting its Annual Mardi Gras Parade February 22, 2014. The parade starts at 11a.m. , and headliner Geno Delafose begins playing at 11:30 a.m. The fun takes place at the pavilion in downtown Washington.
For more info call: 337-826-3626
Or visit: www.townofwashingtonla.org
May 17, 2013 8:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Days after sudden gunfire brought a chaotic and bloody end to a Mother's Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, news of six arrests gave an organizer of the traditional event reason to celebrate again. "I'm just ecstatic," Edward Buckner, president of the Original Big 7 Social... more »
November 1, 2012 11:14 PM
A week ago, KATC did a story about the UL Marching Band's invitation to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It's an honor only given to ten bands every year and a chance to shine in the national spotlight. But that honor comes with a... more »
October 18, 2012 9:07 AM
Laissez les bons temps couler!
The community is invited to let the good times flow on Sunday, October 21 for Bayou Vermilion Districts inaugural Bayou Vermilion Festival Boat Parade. The Bayou Vermilion Festival boat parade is a celebration of and on the Vermilion River and aims to increase awareness... more »
September 11, 2012 7:33 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Braaains. Daaance. The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is looking for people who want to unleash their inner zombie for a flash mob dance in the city's Halloween parade. The Courier reports that would-be zombies will learn a simplified dance of the undead to Michael Jackson's... more »
July 4, 2012 9:52 AM
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney is taking a break from vacationing at his lakeside estate to march in the local Independence Day parade - and to see and be seen by the news media as well as potential voters. Romney and his family will parade through the center of... more »
March 19, 2012 10:51 AM
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Police say flat tires caused a float carrying close to three dozen riders to collapse during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Slidell, injuring two people. Assistant Police Chief Kevin Foltz tells The Times-Picayune Float 43 was making a turn when two tires on the... more »
February 22, 2012 1:34 AM
Before the Independent Parade even rolled Tuesday, a fight sent a woman to the hospital.
The daughter of the Independent Weekly Publishers Steve May and Cherry Fisher May was punched and knocked unconscious. She is among three people Tuesday charged after a fight broke out over a float.
... more »
February 20, 2012 11:46 PM
Lundi Gras festivities lasted well into the night Monday evening, with two parades rolling through the streets of Lafayette and a ball to wrap it all up. The Children's Parade, rescheduled due to rain on Saturday, ran right in front of the Queen's Parade Monday night. It was the first... more »
February 17, 2012 11:22 PM
Many people in Lafayette were out catching beads at the Friday Night Parade. But there were also those who had different plans for the night, who got to see the parade whether they wanted to or not. That's because for as many beads thrown, there's just as many roads closed.... more »
February 17, 2012 8:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say two men were shot in the leg during a Carnival parade, and two others were being questioned. Police spokesman Frank Robertson says neither victim was seriously hurt and one was only grazed Thursday night. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden says that within seconds,... more »
February 16, 2012 11:20 PM
Many people in Youngsville and the surrounding area are upset over the cancellation of Saturday's Mardi Gras parade. It's the first time in the history of the parade it's been cancelled.
"We're just so upset about it," said parade participant Melissa Gouedeau.
Goudeau said she and her friends... more »
February 13, 2012 12:08 AM
Despite a chilly weekend, the weather did not get in the way of Mardi Gras parades this weekend.
A few hundred lined the streets in Scott for the city's annual parade one big party especially for those who live along the parade.
"It is a very big tailgate... more »
February 10, 2012 6:33 PM
Lafayette's Krewe of Carnival en Rio unloaded boxes and loaded floats ahead of Saturday night's Lafayette parade. The Krewe of Rio put the finishing touches on floats in their den, unloading pallets of beads and trinkets.
"The people out here put hours and hours in daily. It takes a... more »
February 8, 2012 9:34 AM
The Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association is pleased to announce that they have developed an app for both iPhone and Android that features all of the information you need to celebrate Mardi Gras! The development of the app was made possible by the generous support of Service Chevrolet. The... more »
February 6, 2012 9:17 AM
Scott Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Febuary 12, 2012!! Hosted by the Scott Business Association in the city of Scott!!! The parade start at 1:00pm, and will be family friendy and tons of fun!! Everyone is invited to join in the fun, and even be apaprt of the... more »
January 8, 2012 12:14 PM
Mardi Gras season officially kicked off Friday and Saturday was the first ball of the season.
The carnival season has officially kicked off and it was a huge party at the Cajun Dome Convention Center as the Krew of Rio kicked off their Mardi Gras celebration
Vivid colors,... more »
December 10, 2011 11:12 PM
Just in time for the holidays was a homecoming for soldiers based out of Fort Polk. In all, about 4-thousand soldiers were welcomed home today from Afghanistan, and quite the party was thrown in their honor.
Since September, they've been returning home in the hundreds. And finally, all of... more »
May 30, 2011 8:02 PM
Several memorial day services were held across Acadiana, honoring our fallen soldiers. Monday was not only a day for remembrance, but also a day for celebration.
It was a somber but celebratory day as dozens gathered at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette to honor veterans and the ones who... more »
March 8, 2011 12:11 PM
An unauthorized Carnival parade triggered a melee that injured six police officers and resulted in 12 arrests, police said Tuesday.
The Sunday night incident started after dispatchers received calls that about 200 people were marching and playing music in the Faubourg Marigny section of the city, near the French... more »
March 7, 2011 11:54 PM
Lundi Gras drawing huge crowds in Lafayette Monday night not only for the Queen's Parade, but the carnival as well.
This is not only Elisabeth Robertson's first time to ride in a parade, it's also her first time in a royal court as Queen Evangeline.
"I get to... more »
February 27, 2011 12:38 PM
Lafayette Police have arrested a Jennings man after a 3 year old girl was hit by a pickup truck while at last night's Krewe of Rio parade. 23 year old Seth Spell (left) is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated flight, OWI, open container, driving under suspension and child endangerment.... more »
February 25, 2011 11:33 PM
New Iberia kicked off Mardi Gras parade season with the Andalusia Parade Friday night. Floats, dancers, bands and parade-goers filled the streets of downtown for the first parade in Acadiana.
"I like to see all the people so happy and it gives them a chance to come out and... more »
January 17, 2011 1:36 AM
Martin Luther King Junior day will be observed Monday, but a head start on the commemorations Sunday in lafayette....
A parade rolled through the streets of Lafayette Sunday afternoon....and despite the rain, hundreds lined Willow Street to pay tribute and honor the work of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.... more »
January 8, 2011 10:55 AM
The City of Scott and will host a parade to celebrate the Acadiana High School Wreckin Rams 5-A State Football Championship today at 11:00 AM.
The principal, coaches, players and cheerleaders will be escorted from AHS to Dulles Rd, left on Westgate Rd., left on Hwy 90(at CVS) to... more »
January 4, 2011 3:57 PM
The City of Scott and will host a parade to celebrate the Acadiana High School Wreckin Rams 5-A State Football Championship. The rescheduled parade will be on Saturday January 8, 2011 and will begin at AHS for 11:00am. The principal, coaches, players and cheerleaders will be escorted from AHS to... more »
January 3, 2011 7:09 PM
Former Governor Edwin Edwards is being released from prison, but before he is even released to a half-way house he already has an appearance scheduled. The gig-- Grand Marshal of the Rice Festival Parade in Crowley in October. ... The office of the International Rice Festival is full of memorabilia,... more »
September 27, 2010 7:17 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man shot at a moving car and hit and killed a 2-year-old boy in a parked car. Police say they're looking for whoever killed Jerremy Galmon, who died at a hospital Sunday. Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman, says witnesses told... more »
September 8, 2010 12:53 PM
Thursday is the season home opener for the New Orleans Saints. They take on the Minnesota Vikings. The NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival is underway today at Woldenberg Park from 10:00 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. It continues Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. The NFL Fan Zone is set... more »
September 6, 2010 4:33 PM
Rickey Jackson who played 13 years with the Saints and two with San Francisco will be featured on a float at the 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Parade next month. This is the festival's first time to feature a NFL Hall of Famer.
Jackson will ride in the Grand... more »
September 6, 2010 4:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say there haven't been any arrests in a shooting that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured four other people after a walking parade had passed. Orleans Parish Coroner's Chief Investigator John Gagliano tells The Times-Picayune that Kaamila Muhammad was shot in the head.... more »
February 26, 2010 4:39 PM
Mardi Gras is over but barricades are up again in Lafayette.
A black history month parade is set for 2pm Sunday on Willow Street.
The parade starts at Willow and the Evangeline Thruway. It rolls down Willow and wraps up at Truevine Ministries.
February 12, 2010 1:46 PM
The Henderson Parade will begin a 12:30pm at Picard's Auto Parts and end at the park in Henderson.
Music, food and fun continue in the park until 5pm.
February 11, 2010 1:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With up to seven inches of snow predicted in parts of Louisiana, universities closed early in north Louisiana and at least one Carnival parade was postponed in New Orleans. The National Weather Service said snow in much of the area was likely to be heavy and... more »
February 11, 2010 1:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Close to 100 passengers on a United Airlines flight spent an extra night in New Orleans because of heavy traffic as a result of the parade honoring the Super Bowl-winning Saints, the airline said Wednesday. The flight to Los Angeles was supposed to leave at 7:18... more »
February 9, 2010 6:25 PM
The Saints winning the Super Bowl is a day many people will never forget. Even though it's come and gone, the excitement is something that will last for a long time.
The "Who Dat" song is a song that's been sung all football season long. True saints fans dressed... more »
December 20, 2009 6:44 PM
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winning Jockey Calvin Borel was back in his hometown of Catahoula today.
Borel served as grand marshall for the 24th annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade. Crowds lined the streets to see the famous Acadiana jockey and to watch the floats and see the... more »
December 10, 2009 1:34 PM
24th Annual Catahoula Volunteer Fire Dept. Christmas Parade December 20, 2009 @ 2:00pm
Grand Marshal will be Mr. Calvin (Boo Boo) Borel 2 time Kentucky Derby and 1 time Preakness Stakes winner
Registration is in Catahoula Park at 12:00 to 1:30 P.M. Register when you first enter the... more »
December 8, 2009 9:20 AM
Due to another day of inclement weather, The City of Rayne’s Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9 th at 6pm.
December 1, 2009 12:14 PM
The City of Jeanerette's annual Christmas Celebration will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6pm at the Sugar City Plaza next to City Hall.
December 1, 2009 11:59 AM
The City of Rayne's Cultural Director Cheryl McCarty announced this morning that, due to expected inclement weather throughout the day and into the evening, the annual Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:00pm. "I'm so disappointed that Santa's arrival in Rayne will be delayed by... more »
November 30, 2009 3:56 PM
Santa is coming to Acadiana! Get ready for Christmas festivities in Lafayette when the Lafayette Christmas Parade rolls on Sunday, December 6th at 3pm. The 17-float parade will travel downtown to the Oil Center and will include at least 10 bands.
November 30, 2009 2:06 PM
New Iberia: The New Iberia annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 7th instead of November 30th. The Lighting Ceremony will start at 5:30pm with the parade following at 6pm. If more information is needed visit www.cityofnewiberia.com.
November 24, 2009 11:31 AM
Celebrate the Holidays Downtown
'Twas the Light Before Christmas: The holidays in Downtown Lafayette are always festive as attractions, retailers and restaurants open their doors to the Christmas shopper and to those celebrating the season. This year, the Downtown area focuses on the many events that make the season... more »
November 12, 2009 8:57 AM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Metairie's Krewe of Rhea has canceled its 2010 Carnival parade on Feb. 7, Super Bowl Sunday. Rhea captain Anna Marie Soto told The Times-Picayune Wednesday that krewe members felt turnout would be low, whether the 8-0 New Orleans Saints are in the game or not. They... more »
October 30, 2009 12:48 PM
School officials at Mamou High have announce that the homecoming 2009 parade has been canceled, however, the football game is still scheduled.
October 19, 2009 2:19 PM
The Rayne Frog Festival Committee is preparing for the 37th annual Rayne Frog Festival which will be held November 12-15, 2009. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 3:00pm. The parade will line up on American Legion Drive, travel up North Adams and the Boulevard and end at... more »
October 9, 2009 10:51 AM
St. Edmonds High School in Eunice will be moving the previously scheduled 5pm homecoming parade to 4pm due to impending heavy rains.
The parade route heads down North Second to Park Ave. west on Park Ave. and circles the tennis courts.
Please note the morning activities remain the... more »