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There are nearly three dozen "krewes" or Carnival organizations in the Acadiana area. See how these krewes celebrate the Carnival season, from lavish balls to exciting parades. 

KREWES

Unique to South Louisiana! Similar to the famed Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans are Lafayette's Mardi Gras Indians. Culturally, they're a treasure. See how these enthusiasts make their own elaborate costumes and celebrate a decades-old tradition! 

INDIANS

See how groups of people in Acadiana mask, dance and party their way through the annual pre-Lenten holiday we call Carnival. Maybe there's one you'll want to join!

CLUBS