If there is one thing in Baton Rouge we love more than football season and great Louisiana food, it’s Mardi Gras. The days leading up to March 5th, 2019 are chock-full of celebration, music and rich history. Ever since the first Mardi Gras gathering in 1699, Spring in Louisiana has been one big party with festive parades throughout the state.
Baton Rouge hosts eight parades, including the Spanish Town Parade, Krewe of Southdowns, Krewe of Mutts (dog parade), Krewe Mystique, and Parades such as the Krewe of Orion, Krewe of Artemis, Krewe of Jupiter, and Krewe of Poseidon(new for 2010) which offer more of a traditional New Orleans-style parade. All parades take place downtown, with the exception of the annual Southdowns parade, which runs through the Southdowns subdivision just south of Downtown.
The annual parades that take place in Baton Rouge during Mardi Gras season are all family friendly!
FEBRUARY 17: Mystic Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Parade
Supports the only no-kill shelter in the Baton Rouge Area.
FEBRUARY 22: Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade
A ladies only Krewe parade
FEBRUARY 23: Krewe of Mystique
Considered to be the premiere parade Krewe of Baton Rouge.
FEBRUARY 23: Krewe of Orion
Finish their parade off with an exciting masquerade party!
FEBRUARY 24: Mid City Gras
A parade that takes place on North Boulevard
MARCH 1: Krewe of Southdowns
Created by a local doctor to celebrate in his neighborhood in Baton Rouge.
MARCH 2: Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Lassiez le Bon Temp Roulez!
MARCH 2: Krewe of Spanish Town Parade
What has been dubbed the most colorful of Krewe’s during the Mardi Gras season.