Baton Rouge Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge is an annual celebration attended by thousands each year who join in and experience the exciting  activities hosted in the Red Stick. Baton Rouge offers a variety of parades, and it has become a favorite place for families celebrating Mardi Gras. So while you're here, play and stay  in Baton Rouge and be sure to enjoy the cuisine that we're famous for.

The family-friendly Baton Rouge Mardi Gras kicks off with huge floats, fancy balls, excitement and entertainment for everyone. The annual parades include everything from beautifully decorated traditional floats, marching bands, costumed canines, lawn mower-pushing krewes and dancing for all to enjoy! Families are welcome to come early, bring their lawn chairs and get front row seating to a fun-filled Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade.

Each krewe respectively holds their own annual Mardi Gras parade and special events. The Mardi Gras annual balls are held each year with live music, entertainment, costumes and more! Carnival season officially starts on January 6, 2015.  The first parade, Mystic Krewe of Artemis Parade rolls on Febraury 6. 

So while you're here, play and stay  in Baton Rouge and be sure to enjoy the cuisine that we're famous for. For a full list of Mardi Gras parades, directions and information click on the links below. 

Parade Date Time
Mystic Krewe of Artemis Parade February 6, 2015  7:00 p.m.
Krewe of Mutts Parade February 8, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Krewe of Mystique Parade February 7, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Krewe of Orion Parade February 7, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Krewe of Southdowns Parade February 13, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Krewe of Spanish Town Parade February 14, 2015 12:00 p.m. 

Post-Parade  EVENTS
Saturday, February 14, 2015

After the Krewe of Spanish Town Parade on Saturday, Feburary 14, enjoy some of the many events going on in the city!

Italian American Marchers Post-Parade Party: The Italian American Marchers will have their 14th annual post parade party in the Hollywood Casino Lounge from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. following the Spanish Town Parade on Saturday, February 14th. New Orleans Express will be performing. This event is free and open to the public age 21+.

Ultimate Louisiana Mardi Gras Party: The 2nd Annual Ultimate Louisiana Mardi Gras Party will take place Saturday, February 14 at North Boulevard Town Square. The festival will showcase live bands, Krewes, a Vendor Village, art exhibits, food, love songs for Valentine’s Day and a tribute to drummer Ronnie Houston. Headlining is one of Louisiana’s favorite bands, Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor. The family friendly event is free to the public. ‘Taste of Louisiana’ meal tickets are $10.00 and $20.00.