Mardi Gras Lafayette 2018

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

Mardi Gras Events around Acadiana

Friday, January 5, 2018


        Official Kick-off of Mardi Gras in Acadiana

        Flag Raising Ceremony at Lafayette City Hall, TBA

        Cutting of the King Cake, Cajundome Convention Center, 5 pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Mardi Gras 5K, Lafayette

Saturday, February 3, 2018

King Cake 5K at Sugar Mill Pond, Youngsville


Fri, February 9 , 2018

        Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette 

Sat, February 10, 2018

        Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette

        Saddle Tramp Riding Club's 57th Annual

 Children's Courir du Mardi Gras, Church Point

        Mardi Gras at the Market, Moncus Park, Lafayette, 8 am-2 pm

        Traditional Festivities, Jean Lafitte Center, Eunice, 8 am-5pm

        Mardi Gras Run, Coushatta Reservation, Elton, 7 am


Sun, February 11, 2018

        Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette

        Saddle Tramp Riding Club's Adult 57th Annual

 Courir de Mardi Gras, Church Point

        Children's Courir 9 am and Parade 10 am, Eunice

        Old Time Boucherie in Eunice, begins about 10 am

        Bal du Dimanche at Vermilionville

        Eighteenth Annual Carnival d'Acadie, Crowley 

Mon, February 12, 2018

        Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette

        Lundi Gras Street Dance in Eunice

        Lundi Gras, Opelousas, 5 pm

        Lundi Gras Bar-a-Thon, 5K and Bar Stops, Lafayette

        Eighteenth Annual Carnival d'Acadie, Crowley

Tues, February 13, 2018

        Le Festival de Mardi Gras at Cajun Field, Lafayette

        Basile Mardi Gras Run, Basile, 7 am with Fais Do Do at 2 pm

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

        Eighteenth Annual Carnival d'Acadie, Crowley

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

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

        Family Friendly Mardi Gras, Parc Putnam, Lafayette, 9 am - 4 pm

        Mardi Gras Show (Mardi Gras Indian competition) at Clark Field, 5 pm