Can you believe that Mardi Gras day is almost here? Well it is and this weekend is when most of the events and parades will be happening!

Here is a list of all the Mardi Gras events and parades going on this weekend in Southwest Louisiana.

Here is a little song to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit while you read the entire lineup of Mardi Gras 2012!


Can you believe its Mardi Gras time in Louisiana already?  Well believe it!

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Here is a complete list of events going on for Mardi Gras here in Southwest Louisiana:







Merchants’ Parade, 7 p.m., Downtown–Midtown Lake Charles 

February 18

Carlyss Mardi Gras Trail Ride, 8:30 a.m., West Cal Arena/Sulphur

World Famous Cajun Extravaganza/Gumbo Cook-Off, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center 

Krewe of Omega Parade, 2 p.m., Downtown Lake Charles

Zydeco Dance, 3 – 5 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center

Krewe of Barkus Parade, 3 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center

Krewe of Cosmos Presentation, 6:30 p.m., Sulphur High School

Krewe of Illusions, 7:30 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center

February 19
Taste de la Louisiane, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center 

Children’s Day, Noon–3 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center

Children’s Parade, 3 p.m., Downtown Lake Charles

Lighted Boat Parade, 7:30 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center

February 20
Royal Gala, 7 p.m., Lake Charles Civic Center

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February 21
Krewe of Charlie Sioux Parade Block Party, Noon, Corner of Broad & Ryan

Hot Rods, Classics and Motorcycles Parade, 1 p.m., Downtown Lake Charles

Krewe of Krewes’ Parade, 5:30 p.m., Downtown–Midtown Lake Charles

The City Of Lake Charles has also released the Parade Do’s and Don’ts



2. No glass containers of any kind.

3. Leave pets at home.

4. Leave all valuables at home.

5. NO open fires in or on vehicles.

6. Do not pour hot coals on the ground.

7. Stay behind all police lines or curbs.

8. Do not run up to or near the floats.

9. Do not follow or chase floats.

10. Do not throw anything at the floats or float riders.

11. Please watch your children.

12. Be kind and courteous to your neighbor.

13. No bikes, skateboards or roller blades along the parade route.

14. Do not obscure sidewalks.

15. Please bag litter and trash and place at curb after the parade.  Bagged litter and trash will be picked up beginning at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 22.


Remember the Krewe of Krewe's parade has a slightly different. Click HERE to see the new parade routes fro this years parade.

The Krewe of Krewes parade on Tuesday night February 21st is the final celebration and when it's over it marks the end of the Mardi Gras season!

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