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The Krewe of Rio Parade

Posted at 7:32 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 09:00:04-05

The Parada of the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio will roll downtown this Saturday, February 26, at 6:30 pm!

The Krewe’s Ball Lieutenant, Mike Munnerlyn, and Public Relations Representative, Rachel Sudul, stopped by GMA to spread the Mardi Gras spirit, and to talk about the parade this weekend!

The Parada of the Krewe of Carnivale en Rio has become the premier Mardi Gras event in Acadiana. The Parada has become known for its colorful floats, dazzling lights and dancers, and the huge amount of beads, throws, and custom maracas that are showered on the faithful parade-goers.

Beginning this year, the festivities will kick off for the Float Riders with a Pre-Parada Block Party. Members will load their beads and get their faces painted while dancing in the streets.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a Krewe Member, they will have bags of beads, amazing throws and custom maracas to toss out to the thousands that come out for this Mardi Gras Kick Off event. Make sure you have your RIO ROCKS signs ready!

Schedule of Events
1:00 PM – Pre-Parada Party (members only) – View Pre-Parada Party details here

6:30 PM – Parada Begins

Parada Tracker

Rio says that those wanting to catch big beads and custom maracas can grab a ‘Right Here Rio’ sign from Lowry’s Printing on Pinhook in Lafayette.

For more information on The Krewe of Rio, the parada, or how to become a member, visit their website.