Mardi Gras is in full swing now this weekend in Lake Charles and the festivities keep going today with the Children's Parade and then the Lighted boat parade.

The Children's parade is today and starts at 3:30 p.m.  It will leave the Lake Charles Civic Center and head East on Mill Street then turn South on Ryan Street and head down Ryan for about 4 miles and the parade will end at Sale road.

The lighted boat parade will be located at the Lakefront Promenade which is on the West side of the Lake Charles Civic Center along the lake.  It begins at 7:30 p.m. and it's FREE to attend.