Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, along with city council members welcomed a cultural delegation from New Orleans on Friday in honor of a Mardi Gras in July celebration occurring over the July Fourth weekend.
While Mardi Gras doesn’t look the same in 2021, there are some seasonal traditions — namely king cake devotion — that can’t be stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic, or the sudden assault of frigid winter weather.
With parades and balls canceled, the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association along with Town Square Media is offering a couple alternative ways to celebrate Carnival season.
As people adjusted to life during a pandemic, stuffed teddy bears and hand-colored rainbows appeared in the windows of homes — a gesture meant to bring joy to passing children and adults who found themselves walking and biking more during the stay…
Kim Veillon and Marty Thibodeaux typically celebrate Mardi Gras by dressing in elaborate costumes at the Apollo ball and throwing beads from atop a float in the Rio parade
Le Krewe Du Le Originales Et Les Enfants said let the good times roll in Gueydan Saturday, as community members and krewe members from the Lake Charles area celebrated their annual parade and courir throughout the town and countryside.
The Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association announced Monday that it would cancel all of its parades in Lafayette this year due to the pandemic, according to The Current.
In what would have been its 60th year, the Church Point Mardi Gras Courir and parade has been canceled, according to a statement from The Saddle Tramp Riders Club.
The Feb. 13 Mardi Gras parade in Youngsville, canceled Thursday, was the latest in a string of events called off because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter to krewe members, the Mystick Krewe of Louisiana announced Thursday that Mardi Gras festivities in Washington, D.C. would not take place in 2021.
Lafayette's Mystic Krewe of Apollo announced Thursday on Facebook that it will not be having Mardi Gras ball in 2021 because of coronavirus.
Gabriel LXXXI James Harvey Domengeaux and Evangeline LXXXI Catherine Grace Zehnder, daughter of Todd and Jennifer Zehnder, reigned over the Grand Ball of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association on the evening of Mardi Gras, Feb. 25.
Madeline Margaret Hover and Allie "Al" Adams III reigned on Feb. 22 as King and Queen Hephaestus LX over the royal court of Morgan City’s oldest krewe.
The Krewe of Xanadu held its 30th annual ball on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Cajundome Convention Center. This year's ball was dedicated to deceased members and spouses of members along with a special dedication to charter members.
The 15th annual Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parade rolled brought heart-pounding music and more than 600 float riders to downtown Lafayette on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.
The Krewe of Attakapas, the first women's Carnival krewe in Lafayette, celebrated with a theme of “Tribal Council of Indian Nations” at its 52nd annual Carnival ball Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Frem Boustany Convention Center in Lafayette.
Parade season has kicked off in Acadiana with the Bayou Mardi Gras Association's Mardi Gras parade, which was Saturday in New Iberia. Here are the other parades scheduled for 2020 Mardi Gras. Click through the photos to see the routes.
The Scott Business Association celebrated its 24th annual Mardi Gras ball on Jan. 25 at the Scott Event Center with the theme of a Scott Mardi Gras Mambo!
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.