Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast 2017

Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast

For Immediate Release
Contact: Carrie Stansbury 985-380-8224; 800-256-2931

MORGAN CITY, LA - The Mardi Gras Season is in full swing in St. Mary Parish, the Cajun Coast. There will be multiple parades throughout the parish for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The first parade of the season will take place on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Morgan City, LA. The Krewe of Adonis parade will begin downtown at the intersection of Federal and Brashear Avenue. It will turn right onto Onstead Street, right onto Sixth Street, left onto Marguerite Street, right onto 9th Street, left onto Brashear Avenue and right onto Victor II - ending at Myrtle Street near Morgan City Auditorium.

Three parades will take place on Saturday, February 10th. The Baldwin Mardi Gras parade will begin at 12:00 noon on Hwy. 182/Main Street at the Sager-Brown facility in Baldwin, continuing down Hwy. 182/Main Street, turning left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard, a right onto Bollard Street, and will conclude at the Baldwin Community Center. The Krewe of Dionysus parade will be at 2 p.m. this year in Bayou Vista beginning on Delmar Drive at its intersection with Jupiter Road, proceeding onto Venus Road, Saturn Road, Southeast Boulevard, Canal Street, Teche Road, Fairmont Avenue, back to Southeast Boulevard, and will conclude on Belleview Street. Cypremort Point Parade will be at 1 p.m. down Hwy 319 in Cypremort Point. 

The Krewe of Galatea parade will begin at 2 p.m. in Morgan City on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The parade route will begin on Second Street under the LA 182 Bridge proceeding north to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street, 9th Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the Municipal Auditorium on Myrtle Street. 

The Krewe of Amani parade will take place in Patterson on Monday, February 12, 2018 starting at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at Patterson High School on Hwy. 182/Main Street and continues down Hwy. 182/Main St. to the Place Norman Shopping Center on Hwy. 182/Main Street.

The Franklin Mardi Gras parade will take place in Franklin at 1 p.m. on February 13, 2018.   This parade will begin at Franklin Senior High School on Main Street. It travels east on Main Street, making a U-turn and then continues onto Willow Street. The parade then turns right onto Third Street, disbanding at the end of Third Street.

The Siracusaville Mardi Gras Parade will begin at 2 pm, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The parade will begin at Siracusa Road at the intersection of James Road. It will follow James Road to Grace Street, ending at the Siracusa Recreation Center.

The final parade in St. Mary Parish will be the Krewe of Hephaestus parade on February 13, 2018 at 2 pm, beginning on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore Streets, it proceeds south on Sixth Street to Marguerite Street, and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle Street.

In addition to the numerous parades, Oaklawn Manor will be beautifully decorated and adorned in the purple, green and gold hues of the Mardi Gras season. This magnificently decorated plantation will be open for viewing Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the Mardi Gras season. 

Contact the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau at 985-380-8224 or visit online at for more information about Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast!

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