Baton Rouge Mardi Gras events and parades keep rolling this weekend. There are plenty of celebrations left leading up to Fat Tuesday on March 5 — capping a particularly lengthy Carnival season — so don't miss out on these events in the Baton Rouge area. And in case you'd like to get out of town, we've included information about a few of the larger parades in Lafayette, Plaquemine and New Roads. In case of inclement weather, visit theadvocate.com for latest updates.
Update: Due to a forecast of rain, Sunday's Krewe of Good Friends of the Oaks parade in Port Allen has been moved up an hour to begin at noon, and Plaquemine's Krewe of Comogo parade has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.
KREWE OF SOUTHDOWNS PARADE: 7 p.m. in Baton Rouge's Southdowns neighborhood. Family-friendly night parade. This year's theme is "Science Fiction" and royalty is King Thom Harris and Queen Sylvia Wilson. southdowns.org
LE FESTIVAL DE MARDI GRAS À LAFAYETTE: Cajun Field, Lafayette. Featuring games, rides and musical performances. gomardigras.com
Parade organizers say the good times will roll this weekend despite thunderstorms popping up and temperatures going down in the Baton Rouge area.
BATON ROUGE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., North Boulevard Town Square, downtown. Family-friendly festival featuring performances by Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, 5WAG, Smokehouse Porter & Miss Mamie and African Queen Z's Dance Troupe. batonrougemardigrasfestival.com.
SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS PARADE: Noon, downtown Baton Rouge. The popular, rowdy, definitely adult parade's theme this year is "Drain the Perversion Canal." Dignitaries are King Daniel Hoffman, the "Golden Guy"; Queen Gabby Loubiere, owner of Brew Ha-Ha; and Grand Marshal Rudy Tucker. Each year, the krewe raises money for various local charities, including the Baton Rouge Food Bank, so keep an eye out for donation opportunities. 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
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 mission of the Friends of the Capitol Park Museum. $20 adults, $10 for ages 12 and under. facebook.com/capitolparkmuseum.
DRIFTWOOD SPANISH TOWN PARTY: 10 a.m. to close, Driftwood Cask & Barrel, 326 Third St. Spanish Town parade after-party with music by DJ Matt Johnson and Pants Party (on stage at 4 p.m.) and burger and drink specials. No cover. facebook.com/driftwoodbr.
SPANISH TOWN POST-PARADE SHOW: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hartley/Vey Theatres, 235 North Blvd. Hosted by Spanish Moon and Junco Podnahs. Music by Naughty Professor, Retrofit and Dubya. $15. facebook.com/spanishmoonbr.
KREWE DE PURPLE CIRCLE MARDI GRAS BALL: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Purple Circle Social Club, 1352 South St. Formal attire. $30. (225) 344-2731; (225) 413-6223.
KREWE OF GOOD FRIENDS OF THE OAKS PARADE: Noon, beginning and ending at the corner of the La. 1 service road and Oaks Avenue in Port Allen. kreweofgoodfriendsoftheoaks.com.
LIVONIA CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION PARADE: 1 p.m., along La. 78 in Livonia.
58TH COURIR DE MARDI GRAS: 1 p.m., along Main Street in Church Point. Traditional Cajun Mardi Gras, led by the Saddle Tramp Courir de Mardi Gras. A children's Mardi Gras run and parade will take place on Saturday, and an adult Mardi Gras run takes place Sunday morning. churchpointmardigras.com.
LUNDI GRAS PARADE: 11 a.m., Batchelor.
QUEEN EVANGELINE'S PARADE: 6 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com
KREWE OF COMOGO PARADE: 7 p.m., beginning on La. 1 between Citizens Bank and Iberville Street in Plaquemine. Iberville Parish's only nighttime parade krewe. kreweofcomogo.org.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
MARDI GRAS AT THE MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Knock Knock Children's Museum, 1900 Dalrymple Drive. Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras events like mask-making and king cake decorating, and each day will end at 4:45 p.m. with a Knock Knock parade featuring grand marshals Liz Koh and Xero Skidmore. General admission applies. knockknockmuseum.org.
KING GABRIEL'S PARADE: 10 a.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com
COMMUNITY CENTER OF POINTE COUPEE PARADE: 10:30 a.m., New Roads. The 95th annual New Roads parade.
LAFAYETTE MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL PARADE: 1 p.m., downtown Lafayette to Cajun Field. gomardigras.com.
NEW ROADS LIONS CLUB PARADE: 1:30 p.m., New Roads. The parade takes place after the Community Center's parade.