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Mardi Gras celebrations underway across Acadiana

Posted at 7:33 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 11:54:17-05

This morning, GMA was LIVE all over Acadiana taking in the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras.

For a full schedule of parades, courirs, and festivals happening all over Acadiana and Louisiana, click here.

Daniel Phillips and Katie Lopez were in Basile this morning as the Cajun courir got underway.

Abby Breidenbach was LIVE in Crowley where Downtown will be transformed into the “Carnival D’Acadie.” Also in Acadia Parish, the 32nd Annual Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival will kick off beginning at 9:00 am.

And rounding out our coverage of Louisiana’s most anticipated holiday, Chris Welty was in New Orleans where cook-outs are already underway in preparation for the Zulu and Rex Parades.

Parade goers are already lining the streets in the city to catch one of the 35,000 coveted Zulu coconuts that will be tossed to revelers during the parade.

Chris will bring us the latest from the Big Easy throughout the day.