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 2022 is Tuesday, March 1
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.
2022 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule:
Please check the individual parade organizations’ websites for updated details.
North Boulevard Town Square
Festivities start at 10:00am. 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.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 Parade route starts and ends at the Raising Cane’s River Center. The parade rolls throughout Downtown Baton Rouge and passes the State Capitol.
The Krewe of Artemis will roll through the streets of downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. 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.
Saturday, February 19
Krewe of Oshun – Noon
Parade will roll along Howell Boulevard. Festival will be held at BREC’s Scotlandville Parkway Conservation Park.
The parade starts on Harding Blvd. at Noon, then heads down Scenic Hwy, then 72nd Ave, and then finishes down Howell Blvd. After the parade, there will be a block party at the ExxonMobil YMCA and a festival with live music, food contests, a “Children’s Village”, vendors, and more!
For more information on the parade and festival, click here.
This family-friendly parade begins and ends at the intersection of River Road and St. Philip Street, next to the Raising Cane’s River Center. The route traverses much of Downtown Baton Rouge.
The Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale welcomes you to the 2022 Mardi Gras Parade as they celebrate 44 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!
The Parade route starts at the intersection of St. Phillip Street and River Road and ends at the Raising Cane’s River Center.
The Krewe of Orion’s 23rd annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge will once again take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 6:30 PM.
Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorfully-lighted, and tractor-pulled floats. Following the parade theme, “Glad to be Back“, floats will be decorated to depict many items that tend to roll. 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/.
Sunday, February 20
The parade starts at the intersection of 19th Street and North Boulevard and ends at the intersection of North Boulevard and Foster Drive.
A COMMUNITY EVENT IN THE HEART OF MID CITY, BATON ROUGE
Mid City Gras is always the Sunday before the Sunday before Mardi Gras on North Boulevard, a road connecting North and South Baton Rouge.
Friday, February 25th
The parade route begins at Glasgow Middle School, across Stanford Avenue to Cherrydale Avenue and ends at Perkins Road.
The Krewe of Southdowns is Baton Rouge’s first, and most unique, family-friendly night Mardi Gras Parade. Join them February 25th 2022, rain or shine, in the Southdowns neighborhood for our 35th annual parade. It’s showtime! For more information, visit our website at www.southdowns.org
Krewe of Good Friends of the Oaks
Sunday, February 27th at 1 PM
The west side’s only nighttime parade. Lighted throws, street parties, family fun! The 37th 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.
Krewe Denham Springs
Saturday, February 19th at 3:00pm
Begins at DSHS, travels down Range and turns right on Veterans.
Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Saturday, February 26th 10:00am to 7:00pm
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.