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Acadiana celebrates Mardi Gras today

Posted at 5:14 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 20:16:29-05

Across Acadiana, revelers were celebrating Mardi Gras today.

In Henderson, the annual Mardi Gras Parade started at Picard's Auto Parts and ended at Hendry Guidry Park.

Over in St. Martinville, the Newcomers Club celebrated their 60th anniversary Mardi Gras today with a festival in front of City Hall. There was music, food and craft vendors, children's activities and a costume contest.

The celebration was free and open to the public.

"It's just getting together, dancing, you know just enjoying different people out here," said Clara Jean Baptiste, president of the club.

In Church Point, the 59th Courir de Mardi Gras began early Sunday with riders on horses completing the traditional courir, which ended with a parade downtown.

"We moved to Texas, and we always try to come back to Louisiana as much as we can to enjoy family, food and culture," said Matt Dean, who attended the event.

Don't forget, KATC's Float Finders are back tomorrow to help your crew know where the Krewe is rolling through Lafayette. The team will walk the routes and post live updates so you know where the first float is.

For a schedule of upcoming events, click here.