It's Mardi Gras in SWLA, so les bon temp roule'!  This weekend come out and celebrate the first of many parades in the area at the 2016 Vinton Mardi Gras celebration, brought to you by the Knights of Columbus..

It will all take place Saturday, January 23, 2016 in downtown Vinton, La. See the frills, feathers, floats and catch all your favorite throws.  Gather the kids and lawn chairs and get a good spot along the parade route.  The Vinton Mardi Gras parade kicks-off at 2 p.m. and will run through beautiful downtown Vinton and wrap-up at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Stick around afterwards and enjoy another Louisiana tradition, by warming-up with some piping hot gumbo!

For more information, call Vinton City Hall at (337) 589-7453 or visit