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Bayou Mardi Gras Parade 2023

Posted at 10:40 PM, Feb 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-07 10:42:46-05

The Bayou Mardi Gras Parade, attracted residents who were happy to be present at the event this year.

"This one coming is suppose to be a lot bigger than the last one, so we expect a lot more participation from the people around the Acadiana area here in New Iberia, that's why we're here I want to see the parade, they want to catch the beads, we come out every year for it." said, Wilson Bailey a local resident.

The Bayou Mardi Gras Parade was the first parade of 2023 in New Iberia.

"Honestly it's been so great just to see people back down Main Street and anytime we have a parade down here it comes back to life, so to know that we have great weather, to know that this is going to be one of the biggest parades in the history of Mardi Gras parades we're really excited to hear that." said, Danita Trahan owner of Bourbon Hall.

The parade begin around 7 p.m. at the corner of Main Street, and Ann street in downtown New Iberia.

"I had a stroke and bear with me, I am excited about Mardi Gras because I love it, I love the history, I love the comradery, I love everything about Mardi Gras." said, Eric Frederick a local resident.

Bourbon Hall employees have been looking forward to today as well.

"I'm looking forward to all of the customers because I like to meet new people, and I like to make drinks and I like to get them all excited for the day and just have people come in and out." said Zoe Russo, bartender.

The parade was family and kid friendly opportunity, for locals ready to celebrate the Mardi Gras season.