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. Known for being family-friendly, Baton Rouge Mardi Gras has a little bit of everything. From beautifully designed floats to costumed canines, marching bands to lawnmower pushing krewes, Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge is one you don’t want to miss. Besides, don’t you want to know what exactly those pink flamingos are all about?

Start planning your trip today so you can snag a front-row seat to a fun-filled Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade!


Mardi Gras Parades in Baton Rouge


CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts

Sunday, February 13
Downtown Baton Rouge

Mystic Krewe of Mutts will kick off Carnival Season in Baton Rouge by being the first parade to roll through Downtown Baton Rouge, on Sunday, Feb. 13. As an annual fundraiser for Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS), this parade is for the pups. This parade is dog-friendly, and you can dress up the good girls and boys and bring them along for some fun. Better yet, you can even register to walk them in the parade! Each sponsorship goes directly to CAAWS' spay/neuter program and animal welfare services – making this a good cause made better by all the cute faces!


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Krewe of Artemis

Friday, February 18
Downtown Baton Rouge

The Krewe of Artemis parade will be second to roll in Baton Rouge on Friday, February 18! This krewe is unique in that it is the first and only all-female parading Mardi Gras krewe in Baton Rouge. Ever since it was founded, the mission is to be Baton Rouge’s premier Mardi Gras event for the enjoyment of all members of the family. Krewe of Artemis is named for the Greek goddess, Artemis – the “Mistress of Animals” and protector of children – and is a beloved tradition in Baton Rouge. Load up the kids and head Downtown for a fun Friday night – this full-length, NOLA-style nighttime celebration is sure to be a good time for adults and kids alike!