2018 Mardi Gras Around Louisiana


Mardi Gras in New OrleansMardi Gras in New Orleans

New Orleans has long been known since 1857 for its Mardi Gras celebration before Lent each year.

Today, Mardi Gras is celebrated by krewes in cities and towns all around Louisiana.

This magnificent, costumed, beaded and feathered carnival is rich with tradition and is all about having a good time!

The traditional Mardi Gras colors, dating back to 1892, are purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power).

Mardi Gras is always on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The day  before Mardi Gras is known as Shrove Monday or Lundi Gras.

Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, will next be celebrated in Louisiana on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Parades will begin in many locations in January.

Included below is a list of highlights of the extensive Mardi Gras carnival season scheduled in Louisiana during 2018, focusing on long-running Krewes and those with widespread appeal. Click on city/parish links for details and parade schedules and dates.

We recommend you check with individual parade sponsors to determine the latest parade schedules, routes, times and other information.

Where to See Mardi Gras Parades in Louisiana in 2018

New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana

New Orleans Area Mardi Gras:
French Quarter, Uptown, Mid-City, Chalmette, Westbank, Metairie

Krewe of Rex
Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Zulu
Krewe of Mid-City
Krewe of Endymion
Truck Parade of Crescent City

Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras
St. Tammany & Northshore Mardi Gras:
Slidell, Pearl River, Mandeville, Covington
Krewe of Olympia
Houma Mardi Gras
Morgan City Mardi Gras
Cajun Bayou Mardi Gras:
Thibodaux, Larose, Golden Meadow, Lockport, Chackbay
Bogalusa Mardi Gras
Baton Rouge Area
Baton Rouge Mardi Gras
Spanish Town Mardi Gras
Krewe of Southdowns
Krewe of Artemis
Krewe of Orion
Plaquemine Mardi Gras
Pointe Coupee Parish Mardi Gras:
New Roads, Livonia, Batchelor
Acadiana & Southwest Louisiana
Lafayette Parish Mardi Gras:
Lafayette, Scott, Youngsville, Carencro
Lake Charles & SW Louisiana Mardi Gras:
Lake Charles, Sulphur, Iowa, Vinton
St Landry Parish Mardi Gras
Iberia Parish Mardi Gras:
New Iberia, Jeanerette, Coteau, Loreauville
Acadia Parish Mardi Gras:
Rayne, Morse, Crowley, Iota, Church Pointe
Iota Tee Mamou Mardi Gras Festival
Vermilion Parish Mardi Gras:
Kaplan and Gueydan
Eunice Mardi Gras
Church Point Mardi Gras
Central Louisiana
Alexandria Mardi Gras
Natchitoches Mardi Gras
Leesville Mardi Gras
Woodworth Mardi Gras
North Louisiana
Monroe - West Monroe Mardi Gras
Krewe of Janus
Shreveport - Bossier Mardi Gras
Krewe of Highland
Krewe of Centaur
Krewe of Gemini
Webster Parish Mardi Gras:
Minden, Springhill

 

List of Louisiana Festivals and Event Calendar for 2018

 

For More Mardi Gras Information, Events and Details

Louisiana Office of Tourism - LouisianaTravel.com


Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade
Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade (Photograph courtesy of Louisiana Travel)