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 22, 2020

        

Saddle Tramp Riding Club's 59th Annual

    Children's Courir du Mardi Gras, Church Point

Mardi Gras Run, Coushatta Reservation, Elton, 7 am

 

Sun, February 23, 2020

  

Saddle Tramp Riding Club's Adult 59th Annual

    Courir de Mardi Gras, Church Point

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

         

Tues, February 25, 2020

       

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

32nd 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