Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast

Celebrate on the Cajun Coast

Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is a day of feasting and celebration before the traditional observance of Lent, a time of fasting and sacrifice for 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. The date is based on the spring equinox, so it varies each year. Mardi Gras Day is March 5 in 2019 and will feature not only a long weekend of “Throw Me Something, Mister” parades and family-friendly fun, but also has been marked by weeks of grand balls and parties, where Mardi Gras royalty are celebrated.

The season also brings the long-anticipated King Cake! This cake is shaped in a ring and is usually a cinnamon and sugar-based pastry, but all different types of king cakes exist, such as those filled with cream cheese and fruit.

Check the schedule of Mardi Gras Parades for 2019, get all the info at and make your reservations now!

Come Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast!

March 1, 2019
Krewe of Adonis, Morgan City, 7 p.m

March 2, 2019
Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Bayou Vista, 2 p.m.

March 2, 2019
Cypremort Point Parade, Cypremort Point, 1 p.m.

March 2, 2019
Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade, Baldwin, 1 p.m.

March 3, 2019
Krewe of Galatea Parade, Morgan City, 2 p.m.

March 4, 2019
Krewe of Amani Parade, Patterson, 2 p.m.

March 5, 2019
Franklin Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m., Franklin

March 5, 2019
Krewe of Hephaestus Parade, Morgan City, 2 p.m.

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