It's Carnival time! Baton Rouge is the perfect destination to experience a family-friendly, authentic Louisiana Mardi Gras. Starting January 6 (also known as King's Day) the countdown to Fat Tuesday begins, and it's usually around this time you'll find local Baton Rouge bakeries filling their windows with King Cakes. From traditional to new, modern twists, King Cakes are a must-taste treat when down south during Carnival.

Mardi Gras festivities center around parades and good times. Baton Rouge is known for it's various Krewes, some celebrating historic neighborhoods and others celebrating our favorite furry friends. 

Mark your calendars for some of Baton Rouge's most notorious Mardi Gras parades and events, and get started planning your Carnival vacation.


Mardi Gras Schedule 2018