Mardi Gras Lafayette 2018

Your Guide to Carnival Season in Lafayette, Louisiana and the Acadiana area

Mardi Gras Balls

A Mardi Gras Ball in South Louisiana is truly a feast for the eyes. There are dazzling costumes in a glittering array of colors and themes, and more rhinestones and sequins than stars in the heavens!

A Ball, sometimes called a Bal Masque (masked ball) is a krewe's opportunity to introduce its new royalty to the Carnival-loving community. Through its Tableau, or themed pageant, the audience meets the krewe's leaders, royalty and lively characters, all performing in an entertaining evening of song and dance. Some krewes present a glittering, formal tableau,while other krewes present their chosen royal court as a spoof on monarchy.

Most Mardi Gras Balls are private affairs, for members and their guests only. If you are not a krewe member, and you're interested in attending a Ball, please note below the balls that have tickets available for non-members, marked (public) below.

Please feel free to share the information we've gathered here on your own sites or social media outlets. All we ask is that you link back to us and cite us as your source! Merci! 

To add or edit your krewe's ball to this listing, please feel free to e-mail us.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
   Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm
Friday, January 12, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018
   St. Martinville Rotary Club Ball
   Cade Community Center, 7 pm

  Order of the Troubadours Ball
   Heymann Center, 7 pm

Friday, February 9, 2018
   Krewe of Xanadu Ball
   Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2018

   Krewe of Triton Ball
   Cajundome, 8 pm
Monday, February 12, 2018
   Krewe of Bonaparte Ball
   Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
   Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association Ball (public)
   Heymann Performing Arts Center, 8 pm

To add or edit your Ball or Event, email us here.