Gabriel LXXX Dr. Thomas Joseph Montgomery and Evangeline LXXX Madeline Mercer Busch, daughter of Bradley and Renee Busch, reigned over the Grand Ball of the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association on the evening of Mardi Gras, March 5.
The Krewe of Bonaparte held its 47th annual “Le Bal Du Courennement” on the evening of March 4 in the Lafayette Cajundome Convention Center. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Bonaparte Loves a Parade."
The carefree revelry of Mardi Gras is tarnished with sadness for some who spent last year's holiday with Anthony Bourdain as he filmed one of the final episodes of CNN's "Parts Unknown."
The Krewe of Xanadu held its 29th annual ball March 1 in the Cajundome Convention Center with a theme of “United We Stand" and dedicated to the United States military.
On March 2, Chris Anthony Price and Mary Frances Aucoin, daughter of Michelle Trapp and Judge Gregory Aucoin, reigned as King and Queen Hephaestus LIX over the royal court of Morgan City’s oldest krewe.
Spring weather in South Louisiana can be unpredictable, at best. Temperatures can range from bitter cold to swampy heat — all in the same day. Which can complicate planning for Mardi Gras parades.
The Order of the Troubadours Ball was held Feb. 23 in the Frem Boustany Ballroom of the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center. The title of the ball was "Le Bal Mystique: Richard’s Gift to His Queen."
Dylan Moran, 4, isn’t exactly sure what it means to be the grand marshal of a Mardi Gras parade, but he knows it involves two of his favorite things — candy and toys.
Holly Husband, 48, spends her days working as a clinical manager for a healthcare company and her free time caring for aging parents.
King Louis XXXVIII Bryant J. Bourque and Queen Anna XXXVIII Brylie Klaire Guidry ruled over the Krewe of Karencro's Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 9 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Lafayette.
The Krewe of Attakapas, the first women’s Carnival krewe in Lafayette, celebrated with a theme of “Sand Paintings of the Navajo” at its 51st annual ball Saturday, Feb. 9, at Frem Boustany Convention Center in Lafayette.
Les Brigands de Lafitte held its 65th Ball Masque on Feb. 2 in the Frem F. Boustany Ballroom at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center.
On the evening of Mardi Gras, Feb. 13, Gabriel LXXIX Dr. Michael Judice and Evangeline LXXIX Lauren Guilliot, daughter of Jerry and Mary Gretchen Guilliot, reigned over the Grand Ball of the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association in the Heyman…
King Hephaestus LVIII Derald J. Hardaway and Queen Hephaestus LVIII Abigail Kathleen Askew, daughter of Carter and Colleen Askew, reigned at the Morgan City Auditorium over the city's oldest krewe at the Feb. 10 ball.
King Gabriel LXXIX Dr. Michael Keith Judice and Queen Evangeline LXXIX Lauren Marie Guilliot will reign over Lafayette's Carnival 2018.
King Louis XXXVII Lawrence A. Carriere and Queen Anna XXXVII McKenzie Rae Richard reigned over the Krewe of Karencro's ball Saturday at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Lafayette.
Mardi Gras season is officially underway, with parades and festivities rolling through Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The Krewe of Attakapas, the first women’s carnival krewe in Lafayette, held its 50th annual carnival ball, “Ceremony of the Golden Sun,” on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Frem Boustany Convention Center.
Les Brigands de Lafitte held its 64th Ball Masque on Jan. 13 in the Frem F. Boustany Ballroom at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center.
Gabriel LXXVIII Thomas Chance and Evangeline LXXVIII Christine Beaullieu, daughter of Paul and Jhan Beaullieu, reigned over the Grand Ball of the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association on Mardi Gras evening.
MAMOU — The Mardi Gras revelers saddled up shortly after dawn Tuesday, most still bleary eyed and steeped in beer from a long night of partying that bled uninterrupted into the morning.
Les Brigands de Lafitte held its 63rd Ball Masque on Jan. 28 in the Frem F. Boustany Ballroom at the Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center.
Mardi Gras in south Louisiana is about more than beads, beer and parties, although there’s certainly plenty of all three of those. For some, it’s also a special time to celebrate tradition with family.
After months of secrecy, it’s official. King Gabriel LXXVII Dewitt Clinton David Jr. and Queen Evangeline LXXVII Katherine Elise “Katie” Blanchet will rule over Lafayette Mardi Gras 2016.
On the water, off the water, people, cats, dogs, family-friendly, mature-themed, day, night — all of south Louisiana’s a parade between now and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Lafayette is prepared to welcome economic-boosting tourists with open arms as Mardi Gras festivities kick off this weekend, but locals also are being encouraged during a time of a plummeting oil market to come out and support the local economy.
Andy Plauche says he never envisioned that Krewe des Chiens would reach the size it reached Saturday when he started Lafayette’s Mardi Gras parade that puts dog owners with their beloved pets front and center.
The Vermilionville folklife park in Lafayette will host a rural Mardi Gras celebration on Sunday, with music, a king cake cooking demonstration, children’s craft workshops, a rural Mardi Gras “courir” demonstration by the Basile Mardi Gras Associa…