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Krewe de Canailles announces theme, open registration

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 17:39:51-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - Krewe de Canailles announced Monday that "Louisiana Festivals" will be the official theme of the Year 3 parade which will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020.

Inspired by the countless weekend celebrations of food, culture and wildlife, krewe members will be able to create human-powered floats, costumes and collectible throws that pay tribute to the many festivals that make the state of Louisiana so vibrant and unique.

Krewe members have already begun flexing their creative muscles to think of loving, tongue-in-cheek references to Louisiana classics like the Rayne Frog Festival, the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, downtown Lafayette's own Festival International de Louisiane and so much more.

Founded in early 2017, Krewe de Canailles held their first-ever walking parades in February of 2018 and 2019, quickly establishing a growing movement to bring an inclusive, interactive and litter-reduced Mardi Gras parade to Downtown Lafayette. In the place of plastic beads, krewe members are tasked with creating special handmade throws that can only be found at a Krewe de Canailles parade.

Crowds can expect a mostly barricade-free experience as spectators and krewe members are allowed to dance and celebrate together in the streets of downtown Lafayette.

Registration is open at as of Monday, August 12 and will be open through January 2020.