Below is a list of Mardi Gras parades and events in Acadiana. New Orleans already has canceled Mardi Gras parades for 2021, with parades in Lake Charles, Point Coupee, Crowley, Youngsville, Morgan City, Baton Rouge's Spanish Town and even Mobile, Louisiana Mardi Gras' tame Alabama cousin, canceled as well. Most of Acadiana's most-anticipated carnival balls, including Rio and Apollo, were canceled last fall.
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KATC reached out to the State Fire Marshal's Office to see if Gov. John Bel Edwards' latest emergency proclamation places any restrictions on parades. According to a SFM spokesperson, the governor’s proclamation does not address parades, therefore, there are no guidelines for them to be conducted safely.
Section 2E of 209 JBE 2020 reads:
Crowd sizes are limited to no more than 25% capacity as set by the State Fire Marshal with a maximum 150 people in any single outdoor space where individuals will be close proximity to one another and unable to maintain strict social distancing of six feet apart from individuals who are not immediate household members.
- Tee Mamou-Iota - Canceled
- Carnival D'Acadie - Canceled
- Church Point Courir - Canceled
- Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration - Canceled
- The 6th Annual Courir de Mardi Gras de L'anse is set for February 6. For more information, click here.
- Town of Mamou Mardi Gras - Canceled
- Mamou Children’s Mardi Gras - Canceled
- Mamou Courir - No decision made yet
- Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Unknown
- Loreauville parade and festivities - Canceled
- New Iberia Parade - Canceled
New Iberia - In an effort to keep the spirit of Mardi Gras alive after parades and celebrations were canceled this year, New Iberia residents celebrate the trend of "Yardi Gras" to honor the holiday. See how to sign up, here.
Jeff Davis Parish
- Jennings Mardi Gras - No decision made yet
- Elton Mardi Gras Run - Will decide at the Feb. 8th meeting
- Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- Krewe de Canailles -February 5th - Sub-Krewes will set up at designated locations in Lafayette, and decorate their lawns, porches and themselves with their sub-krewe's theme. Follow them on Facebook.
- Queen's Parade - Canceled
- King Gabriel's Parade - Canceled
- Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade - Canceled
- Carencro Parade - Canceled
- Scott Parade - Canceled
- Rio Parade - Canceled
- Krewe Des Chien - Canceled
- TownSquare Media Independent Parade - Canceled
- Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball - Canceled
- Parti Gras in the Parc - Canceled
- Clark Field Mardi Gras Indians - Canceled
- Children's Parade - Canceled
- Krewe of Bonaparte - Canceled
- Le Festival de Mardi Gras - Canceled
Vermilionville Performance Center is hosting a Mardi Gras Mambo Live Stream Concert featuring Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience on February 13, 2021 at 7:30. A ticket is required for the event, you can purchase here.
The Scott Business Association is asking all businesses and residents to decorate The City of Scott for Mardi Gras. The SBA says that business judging will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021, starting at noon and residences on Saturday, February 13, 2021, starting at 3pm. Learn more about the decorating, here.
Krewe of Rio - Mardi Gras parades for 2021 may be canceled, but that doesn't mean we have to lose our Carnival spirit. Krewe of Carnivale en Rio wants to get the good times rolling and see your homes decked out in festive purple, green and gold. See the contest rules, here.
Southwest Mardi Gras - The Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association has teamed up with Town Square Media to create an alternative Mardi Gras celebration. Starting February 1, 2021, you can participate virtually in this exciting event and be eligible for prizes totaling $10,000. Read more, here
St. Landry Parish
- Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run - Eunice - Mardi Gras parade canceled, but as for now they will still do the chicken run
2021 Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras route:
- Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration - Canceled
- Cankton Courir de Mardi Gras - Undecided
- Sunset Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- Opelousas Imperial Mardi Gras Ball and Parade - Canceled
- Lebeau Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
St. Martin Parish
- Henderson Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- St. Martinville's Newcomers Club - Canceled
St. Mary Parish
- Franklin Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- Krewe of Hephaestus Parade - Canceled
- Krewe of Donnis Annual Baldwin Mardi Gras - Canceled
- Berwick/Bayou Vista Parade - Canceled
- Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade - Canceled
- Gueydan Annual Mardi Gras Run and Parade - January 29 & 30
Friday - Live music 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday - Run starts at 9 a.m., parade begins at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Guillory at 337-247-0555 or Tammy Richard at 337-224-8972
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