Contrary to popular belief, Mardi Gras can be family-friendly. The festival seems like it was made for children, with floats derived from the depths of the most ingenious imaginations, costumes, and masks that express unending creativity, bold colors, and joyous music abounds through parades. And, most importantly, the beads, doubloons and other treats thrown to the crowds from the floats are a child’s delight. It’s that time of year and we have your full Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule below!
Mardi Gras 2019 is Tuesday, March 5th
Madri Gras Fun Fact: Rex selected the official Mardi Gras colors in 1872 to honor the visiting Russian Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich Romanoff, whose house colors were purple, green and gold.
2019 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule:
Please check the individual parade organizations’ websites for updated details.
Join the excited revelers as they line the parade route while joining in the festivities and experiencing Baton Rouge Mardi Gras….Artemis style!! Revelers will be treated with themed throws, including the Krewe of Artemis’ signature High Heeled Shoe, along with footballs, tambourines, stuffed animals, float beads and lighted throws. Parade begins and ends at the corner of Government Street and St. Philip Street.
The Krewe of Orion’s 20th annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge will take place on February 23, 2019, at 6:30 PM. Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorfully-lighted, and tractor-pulled floats. The floats will be decorated to depict this year’s theme. On the floats, masked and costumed riders will throw plenty of themed parade medallions, Krewe of Orion signature footballs, cups, plush items, Orion doubloons, lighted throws, and beads. Marching bands, dance groups, and marching units will be among the great sights and sounds at this wonderful family-oriented parade. Visit the website for more information https://kreweoforion.com/parade/.
The Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale welcomes you to the 2019 Mardi Gras Parade as they celebrate 41 years of parading in Louisiana’s capital city. They are the city’s oldest parading Mardi Gras Krewe and we’ve shared 41 wonderful years of carnival fun in Baton Rouge. Enjoy plenty of floats, marching bands, dancing groups and, of course, Throws!! They will roll at 2pm beginning near the Canes Rivercenter and proceed down River Road before our trip through downtown!
Join CAAWS for “The Roaring 20th Anniversary” of the CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Baton Rouge! There will be Bark in the Park, an EBRP K9 Demo, Dog Costume Contest, Parade, and After Pawty at Raising Cane’s on Third Street! For more details or to register for activities, visit www.caaws.org/registration. Register online before parade with code 20YEARS and receive 10% off registration! Interested vendors may sign up at www.caaws.org/vendor or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE ALLOWED, NOR ANY LEASHES LONGER THAN 6′. Your dog should have a proof of current rabies vaccination tag. No puppies under 12 weeks, aggressive dogs, or dogs in heat are allowed.
The 32nd Krewe of Southdowns Parade, Science Fiction, rolls at 7 PM, rain or shine, Friday, March 1st in the Southdowns Neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This year’s royalty is King Thom Harris and Queen Sylvia Wilson! Children and pets are welcome. Attendees are asked not to park on the parade route itself. Off-route parking will be available. For more information, visit our website at www.southdowns.org
The west side’s only nighttime parade. Lighted throws, street parties, family fun! The 35th Krewe of Good Friends of the Oaks Mardi Gras parade will begin and end at the corner of the LA-1 Service Rd and Oaks Ave. The parade route is as follows: east on Oaks Ave to Jefferson Ave, north on Jefferson Ave to Court St, west on Court St to Sixth St, north on Sixth St to Louisiana Ave, east on Louisiana Ave to Jefferson Ave, south on Jefferson Ave to Oaks Ave, west on Oaks Ave to LA-1 Service Rd.
Mardi Gras season is upon us and we are looking forward to another great year. Our parade will take place on February 23rd. Come out and meet our King and Queen. We are excited to have our signature throws again this year, King Cakes.
The Addis Volunteer Fire Department Mardi Gras Parade is held this year on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Addis.
The Krewe of Good Friends Parade is held the Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Port Allen.
The west side’s only nighttime parade. Lighted throws, street parties, family fun! 57735 Main Street Plaquemine, LA 70764 Highway 1 South Plaquemine LA
Free Family Friendly Annual Mardi Gras Festival held in North Blvd Town Square, Downtown Baton Rouge. Enjoy a whole day of live music, art, and great food. The event will showcase live bands and Krewes, with a Vendor Village, art exhibits, food and more.
Concerts, Mardi Gras parades! Fabulous Flambeau Food Court & Beverage Zones, Kid-friendly activities, an Art Market and more.
Family Gras is the perfect getaway for family. A FREE event, Family Gras traditionally takes place on the neutral ground (median) of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. An ideal location to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts by national & local artists on the Mardi Gras Plaza stage. Shop the Art Market filled with a variety of items from Louisiana photography, framed artwork, regional decor, folkart, hair accessories, to hand-crafted jewelry. The kids court is filled with activities for kids 12 and younger. Face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.
With past performances by Frankie Valli and the Four Season, Tony Orlando, the Pointer Sisters, Blood Sweat & Tears, Zack Brown Band, The Monkees, Leann Rimes, Tito Jackson, Becky G., Jesse McCartney, The Imagination Movers and so many more you know Family Gras offers such a variety of talent each year the entire family can enjoy!
If you are new to Louisiana, the only place you should avoid with kids is the French Quarter. It’s best to see the parades when they begin on St. Charles Avenue near Napoleon, since parades can go on well into the night by the end of the parade route. The Garden District are of St. Charles is also family area where you will see many families enjoying the day and planting themselves to see the parades.
ALLA, also known as the “Krewe for ALL,” is a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade rolling on Sunday, February 24, on the traditional New Orleans parade route of Saint Charles Avenue and Canal Street. The parade theme for 2019 is “Are We There Yet?” with floats representing travel destinations around the world. The Krewe of ALLA, founded in 1932, and celebrating its eighty-seventh year in 2019, is the fifth-oldest parading organization in New Orleans Carnival. The Krewe of ALLA welcomes women and men of all backgrounds to parade with the Krewe.
On Fat Tuesday, visitors are encouraged to join the local tradition of masking. Zulu, an African American parade, leads the long day of parades on Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras itself. Children scramble for the much-desired coconuts handed down by float riders.