Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast

Come Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast!

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Mardi Gras Post 2023

The Mardi Gras season is in full swing on the Cajun Coast, beginning January 6, the Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day, continuing through Mardi Gras Day, always 40 days before Easter which is set based on the spring equinox.

In 2023 Fat Tuesday falls on February 21 with the weekend leading up to the big day full of family-friendly parades, along with a season of balls and parties, where Mardi Gras royalty are celebrated.

The season also brings the long-anticipated King Cake! The usually ring-shaped cake was traditionally a cinnamon and sugar-filled pastry, but all different types of cakes exist, such as those filled with cream cheese and fruit or even boudin and crawfish for a savory treat! Cajun Coast chefs are even more creative, with King Cake bread pudding, milkshakes, and coffee-based creations celebrating the season!
Mardi Gras parades roll through the Cajun Coast beginning February 17!

See the parade schedule below and download the route map and other info and make reservations now to Come Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast!!


  • February 17 – Krewe of Adonis. Morgan City, 7 p.m.
  • February 18 – Baldwin Mardi Gras Parade. Baldwin, 1 p.m.
  • February 18 – Cypremort Point Parade. Cypremort Point State Park, 1 p.m.Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast
  • February 18 – Krewe of Dionysus Parade, Berwick, 2 pm.
  • February 19 – Krewe of Galatea Parade. Morgan City, 2 p.m.
  • February 19 – Krewe of Nike, following Krewe of Galatea Parade; 2:30 pm.
  • February 20 – Krewe of Amani Parade. Patterson, 2 p.m.
  • February 20 – Krewe of Hera Parade. Morgan City, 7 p.m.
  • February 21 – Franklin Mardi Gras Parade. Franklin, 1 p.m.
  • February 21– Krewe of Hephaestus Parade. Morgan City, 2 p.m.
  • February 21– Siracusaville Parade. Siracusaville, 1 p.m.

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