Mid City Gras invites the public to apply to march and ride in its inaugural parade. Permit pending, the parade will roll at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 down North Boulevard and end at Baton Rouge Community College.

Through Dec. 4, a 50 percent discount is in effect for walk, bike and other human-powered krewes and a 10 percent discount for motorized and float krewes.

The nonprofit Mid City Gras is committed to showcasing Mid City through events benefiting neighborhood charities and uniting the community, culminating yearly in an inclusive celebration of Mardi Gras season, a news release said.

Visit midcitygras.org or email Timothy Boone at hello@midcitygras.org for details.