Your Guide to Carnival Season in Lafaye tte, Louisiana and the Acadiana area
Courir de Mardi Gras
Drive out of Lafayette just ten miles or so in any direction and you'll find Mardi Gras celebrated in a whole different way. Shiny floats are replaced with flatbeds, wagons and men on horseback. Glittery costumes are replaced with traditional patchwork frocks and screened masks and tall, pointed capuchons...an art form all their own.
A king and a royal court? Maybe at the Golden Age club. Look instead for Capitaine and his band of merry men on horseback. A traditional fais-do-do replaces a fancy ball. And you haven't seen it all until you've seen the Courir de Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday Run), a house-to-house escapade in search of gumbo fixins'.
Where to See the Courir de Mardi Gras
Sat, February 10, 2018
Saddle Tramp Riding Club's 57th Annual
Children's Courir du Mardi Gras, Church Point
Mardi Gras Run, Coushatta Reservation, Elton, 7 am
Sun, February 11, 2018
Saddle Tramp Riding Club's Adult 57th Annual
Courir de Mardi Gras, Church Point
Children's Courir 9 am and Parade 10 am, Eunice
Mon, February 12, 2018
Tues, February 13, 2018
Basile Mardi Gras Run, Basile, 7 am with Fais Do Do at 2 pm