New Iberia is gearing up for the Bayou Mardi Gras parade on Friday.
23 Mardi Gras floats, nine marching bands, and 12 dance groups will be lined up on Ann Street starting at 7 p.m.
The parade will then roll down to the corner of Jefferson and Main Streets.
"Bring your Mardi Gras bags, your grocery bags and your plastic bags or your pillow cases and sacks and everything you need to put your throws in. There's going to be a huge amount of throws, beads, stuffed animals. So bring something that you can carry all the goodies back home in.
Patrick Norris, Mardi Gras Association