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Carencro's Mardi Gras is February 11: Here's what to know before you go

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Feb 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-07 10:38:36-05

The Carencro Mardi Gras Association will be hosting the annual Mardi Gras parade in the city on Saturday, February 11.

The Carencro Police Department has sent out some information to remind motorists of the roadway closure on the date of the event.

1. The parade will begin at 10:00 am in the 700 block of W. Butcher Switch Road, turn right on LA Hwy 182 (N. University Ave.), and end at Debutante Road. Roads will be closed at 9:00 am. No one will be allowed to travel upon the roadways once they are closed.

2. Any vehicle blocking a roadway will be towed at the owner’s expense; this includes trailers and items placed along the parade route. For the safety of others parking along the parade route will not be allowed until daylight the morning of parade, February 11, 2023.

3. It is suggested that all parade goers arrive at their destination along the parade route early.

4. The parade is expected to last approximately three hours; therefore, local residents should make all necessary arrangements ahead of time to avoid any inconveniences.

5. This is a family friendly event. No sexually oriented items or items depicting illegal drugs are allowed to be sold, thrown, or displayed at the event. No vulgar music will be tolerated by event goers or on floats.

6. No glass containers are allowed along the route.

7. Paintball guns, water guns, fog machines, and fireworks are prohibited.

"The City of Carencro, the Carencro City Police Department, and the Carencro Mardi Gras Association encourages everyone to attend this year’s parade. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable time," a release from the department states.