Don't miss these Mardi Gras events and parades rolling in and around Baton Rouge and Lafayette. In case of inclement weather, visit theadvocate.com for the latest updates. 

FRIDAY

KREWE DE CANAILLES PARADE: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette. A walking parade through downtown, this year's theme is "Local Legends." Featuring an after-party with New Natives Brass Band and Lost Bayou Ramblers at 9 p.m. at Warehouse 535. Concert is ages 21 and up, $10. krewedecanailles.com

KREWE OF SOUTHDOWNS PARADE: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Baton Rouge. A family-friendly parade born in 1988. southdowns.org.

KREWE OF ADONIS: 7 p.m., starting at the intersection of Brashear and Federal avenues, Morgan City.

DOWNTOWN OPELOUSAS MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St., Opelousas. Free concert featuring Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, and Mardi Gras costume contest. (337) 948-6263.

CAPTAIN GREEN'S PRE-SPANISH TOWN BALL: Doors open at 8 p.m. Spanish Moon, 1109 Highland Road, Baton Rouge. A funk-filled evening featuring music from Captain Green, Lemon Stevies and Green Onions. $10. thespanishmoon.com.

KREWE OF SOUTHDOWNS OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: 9 p.m., Uncle Earl's Bar, 3753 Perkins Road, Suite 3. Featuring music from The Iceman Special. Krewe members get in free. facebook.com/southdownsparade.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

LIL NATE'S L'ARGENT TRAIL RIDE, CHICKEN RUN AND PARADE: Yambilee Grounds, 1939 W. Landry St., Opelousas. cityofopelousas.com. (337) 319-0639 or (832) 217-6935.

FRIDAY-TUESDAY

LE FESTIVAL DE MARDI GRAS À LAFAYETTE: Cajun Field, Lafayette. Featuring games, rides and musical performances. gomardigras.com.

CAJUN COUNTRY COURIR DE MARDI GRAS: Downtown Eunice. Featuring live music at Walnut and Second streets, parades, dances, arts and crafts, and a traditional Mardi Gras run. eunice-la.com.

SATURDAY

BATON ROUGE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge. The fifth annual event, headlined by Henry Turner Jr. and Flavor, also features a vendor village and visual arts. batonrougemardigrasfest.com.

SPANISH TOWN PARADE PARTY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge. An annual party for the entire family. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Capitol Park Museum. $35 adults, $25 for Friends members, and free for ages 12 and under. facebook.com/capitolparkmuseum.

SPANISH TOWN DINING: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cocha, 445 N. Sixth St., Baton Rouge. Stop by the downtown restaurant for drinks, burritos and chili to go. facebook.com/cochabr.

YOUNGSVILLE MARDI GRAS PARADE: 11 a.m., starting at the Youngsville Sports Complex on Savoy Road. Family-friendly. youngsville.us, (337) 856-4181.

SPANISH TOWN PARTY: 11 a.m., George's Place, 860 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge. Featuring free food and drink specials. 

KREWE OF SPANISH TOWN PARADE: Noon to 4 p.m., downtown Baton Rouge. The notorious parade's theme this year is “Game of Thongs.” What could go wrong? spanishtownmardigras.com.

LAFAYETTE CHILDREN'S PARADE: 12:30 p.m., beginning at the intersection of Lafayette and West Vermilion streets in downtown Lafayette. gomardigras.com.

BALDWIN MARDI GRAS PARADE: 1 p.m., beginning at the intersection of La. 182 and Main Street, Baldwin.

CYPREMORT POINT PARADE: 1 p.m., La. 319.

MARDI GRAS PARTY: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Java Mama, 8645 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge. Featuring face painting, balloons, king cake and other Mardi Gras festivities for the family. $5-$20. facebook.com/javamamabr.

KREWE OF DIONYSUS PARADE: 2 p.m., beginning at Gilmore Street, Berwick.

METAL GRAS: 4 p.m., The Freetown Boom Boom Room, 300 McKinley St., Lafayette. An all-metal showcase in the spirit of Mardi Gras, featuring Forming the Void and others. 

KREWE OF BONAPARTE PARADE: 6 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. This krewe started in 1972 with a cocktail party. kreweofbonaparte.org.

ROYAL TEETH/MAINTENANCE: 10 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St. Lafayette. Louisiana pop band Royal Teeth performs with Maintenance following the Krewe of Bonaparte parade. bluemoonpresents.com.

SICKBAY SAMEDI GRAS LATE NIGHT: 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Bread & Circus Provisions, 258 Bendel Road, Lafayette. Featuring music from Cedric Watson. 

SPANISH TOWN PARTY: Driftwood Cask & Barrel, 326 Third St., Baton Rouge. The downtown bar will have festivities, drink specials and music before, during and after the Spanish Town parade. facebook.com/driftwoodbr

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

CAJUN COURIR DE MARDI GRAS RUN: Saddle Tramp Club House, 1036 E. Ebey St., Church Point. Featuring a trail ride and courir in its 57th year. churchpointmardigras.com, (337) 227-8023.

SUNDAY

KREWE OF GOOD FRIENDS PARADE: 1 p.m., Port Allen. westbatonrouge.net.

KREWE OF GALATEA PARADE: 2 p.m., beginning at the intersection of Greenwood and Second streets, Morgan City.

QUEEN EVANGELINE'S PARADE: 6 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com.

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER MARDI GRAS PARTY: 8 p.m. to midnight, Ruffins II, 14522 Plank Road, Baker. A fundraising event with music and drink specials. $10 admission.

MARDI GRAS EXTRAVAGANZA: 8 p.m. to midnight, Belle of Baton Rouge, 103 France St. A seasonal party with comedy and live music, hosted by the French Knights. $30-$350 at eventbrite.com. facebook.com/frenchknights.

SUNDI GRAS PARTY: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Jefferson Street Pub, 500 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring music from Ray Boudreaux. 

SUNDI GRAS WITH THE ICEMAN SPECIAL: 8 p.m. to midnight, The Freetown Boom Boom Room, 300 McKinley St., Lafayette. The band performs two sets for the season. $5. 

EUNICE LIL' MARDI GRAS: Eunice Recreational Complex, 461 Sittig St., Eunice. A family-friendly chicken run and parade. $10 per child participant, for ages 16 and under. facebook.com/eunicelilmardigras, (337) 457-7389.

MONDAY

LUNDI GRAS BOUCHERIE: 8 a.m., Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Highway, Eunice. Sample Louisiana cuisine and dance to live music at this free event. Tickets needed for food. (337) 457-2881.

KREWE OF AMANI: 2 p.m., beginning at Patterson High School at the intersection La. 182 and Main Street.

LUNDI GRAS PARTY: 8 p.m., Dat Dog, 201 Jefferson St., Lafayette. Featuring music from Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters, and Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys. $10. 

THE POLLIES/DYLAN LEBLANC/THE VIATONES: 9:30 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St. Lafayette. Featuring performances from local rock ’n' roll groups. bluemoonpresents.com.

TUESDAY

TEE MAMOU-IOTA MARDI GRAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Iota. iotamardigras.com.

KING GABRIEL'S PARADE: 10 a.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com.

COMMUNITY CENTRAL CARNIVAL: 11 a.m., New Roads.

VILLAGE OF WILSON PARADE: 11 a.m., beginning on Carruth Road. This year's theme is "Beads and Bling — It's a Wilson Thing." For more information, call (225) 629-5415 or (225) 244-3590. 

FRANKLIN MARDI GRAS PARADE: 1 p.m., beginning at Franklin Senior High School at Main Street.

LAFAYETTE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL PARADE: 1 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com.

NEW ROADS LIONS MARDI GRAS PARADE: 2 p.m., New Roads.

SUNSET MARDI GRAS PARADE: 2 p.m., beginning at Oak Tree Park Drive.

KREWE OF HEPHAESTUS PARADE: 2 p.m., beginning at the intersection of Sixth and Sycamore streets, Morgan City.

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA/INDEPENDENT PARADE: 2:30 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com.

DOM & ACE: 7 p.m., The Blues Room, 232 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge. A special Mardi Gras performance at the downtown bar. 

MAGIC CRAWFISH AND MARDI GRAS COOKOUT: 8 p.m., Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E. Convent St., Lafayette. $5. bluemoonpresents.com.

MARDI GRAS SHOW: Clark Field Stadium, Park Avenue, Lafayette. $5 adults, $3 students, free for children ages 12 and under.

HALF-FAST KREWE OF FRANK MARDI GRAS PARADE: 600 E. Landry St., Opelousas.

CARNIVAL D'ACADIE: Downtown Crowley. crowley-la.com.

MAMOU MARDI GRAS: Downtown Mamou.

FEB. 17

MARDI GRAS MAMBO: 8 a.m. to noon, North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge. An official qualifier to the Crescent City Classic, this annual event features a 10K, 15K and fun-run. runmambo.com.

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