Mardi Gras Lafayette 2018

Your Guide to Carnival Season in Lafayette, 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 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

Thirtieth Annual Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Festival, Iota, 8 am-5 pm

Courir de Mardi Gras de Grand Mamou, 6:30 am, Mamou

Courir de Mardi Gras, Eunice, 8 am & Parade 3 pm