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Krewe de Canailles tackling Mardi Gras first with "Cruise de Canailles" event

Car riders and bikers can view 40 locations
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Posted at 1:41 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 20:00:26-05

More than 40 locations are on the schedule for this year's very different Krewe de Canailles Mardi Gras celebration.

This year's “Cruise de Canailles 2021" will take place on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. It will feature more than 40 locations for car riders and bikers to “cruise” to, for viewing decorations and performances at homes and storefronts.

KDC altered its format this year, because of the pandemic, to a stay-at-home version for safe participation. Krewe de Canailles is known as “Lafayette’s downtown walking parade."

This year's format, however, showcases Mardi Gras decorations and revelry for drive-by viewing.

Blaze Petersen, president of KDC’s board of directors, said she hopes “Cruise de Canailles” will be a city-wide celebration. Petersen said KDC encourages the public to “cruise” around to participating locations. All are invited to view the decorations around town, much like viewing Christmas decorations, but with a unique South Louisiana twist.

To view the map, visit the home page of

The main theme of the celebration is “Oh the Places We Didn’t Go!" Sub-krewes have decorated across different creative themes picked in that vein. They say it is a chance for all to celebrate 2020 being over, and being “over” 2020.

See the Gallery from Friday's Cruise, below


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Cruise de Canailles 2021

6:05 PM, Feb 05, 2021

Visit the Eventbrite event page, visit,or visitKDC on Facebook, for more information and the map of participating entities.

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