Of course, New Orleans goes big for Mardi Gras season. But, you can’t forget about the rest of southern Louisiana! Baton Rouge and Acadiana Parishes celebrate the Carnival season with their own Mardi Gras 2020 parade schedule.
So, pack up your king cakes and to-go cups. Mardi Gras 2020 is Tuesday, Feb. 25 and these are all of the parades you need to catch leading up to the big day.
Note: We will add updates to this parade schedule as we receive them. If you know of parade schedule news, tell us here.
Here is the Mardi Gras 2020 parade schedule for Baton Rouge and Acadiana areas.
Saturday, February 8
Krewe of Oshun – North Baton Rouge, 12:00 p.m.
This brand new brand debuts in North Baton Rouge. It is the first parade to roll in the area and one of the newest parades to join the city’s lineup in a decade. A festival follows the parade. The Krewe of Oshun enters the parade scene with the theme: “Wakanda Now: Celebration, Prosperity and Expansion.
Route (MAP): The parade rolls on Howell Boulevard.
Friday, February 14
Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade – Downtown Lafayette, 7:00 p.m.
This year, the Krewe de Canailles celebrates its third run through Downtown Lafayette. This walking parade is comprised of individual sub-krewes, so any group of people can join. Their only rules: floats must be man-powered and throws should be eco-friendly.
Route (MAP): The Krewe de Canailles begins on Cypress Street, rides down Jefferson Street and ends off of Garfield Street.
Krewe of Artemis – Downtown Baton Rouge, 7:00 p.m.
This krewe was founded in 2001 with the vision of bringing the Mardi Gras spirit and tradition to the Baton Rouge community with a female twist. Named after the Greek daughter of Leto and Zeus, Krewe of Artemis rolls in downtown Baton Rouge for its 19th year.
Route (MAP): The Krewe of Artemis roll across a large chunk of downtown on streets such as, River Road, Government Street, Main Street and Laurel Street.
Saturday, February 15
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade – Upper Lafayette, 11:00 a.m.
This is Canencro Mardi Gras Parade’s 37th year of riding. The Carencro parade is a family friendly event and a highlight of the Mardi Gras season in the upper Lafayette area.
Route (MAP): The parade starts at Carencro High School and ends at the Carencro Community Center.
Krewe des Chien – Downtown Lafayette, 2:00 p.m.
Treat your pups as royalty! The Krewe des Chien celebrates the area’s finest four-legged friends .
Route (MAP): The Krewe des Chien starts pawing through the route in front of the court house on Lafayette Street and ends on the corner of Taylor and Vermilion Streets.
Krewe of Carnivale en Rio – Lafayette, 6:30 p.m.
This isn’t just a parade, krewe members call it a “Parada!” The Krewe of Carnivale en Rio is a popular and colorful Mardi Gras parade rolling in Acadiana. See the dazzling lights, dancers, Bayou Cirque performers and more.
Route: The parade begins at Pontiac Point in downtown Lafayette. Rio then traveled through Lafayette and ends near the Cajundome.
Krewe of Mystique – Downtown Baton Rouge, 2:00 p.m.
This is the older krewe in the Capital City. Bring your friends and family of all ages to enjoy this parade in Downtown. Don’t miss the Veterans Float.
Route: The Krewe of Mystique rolls out on River Road and Government Street.
Krewe of Orion – Downtown Baton Rouge, 6:30 p.m.
The Krewe of Orion’s 21st annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge will take place on February 15, 2020, at 6:30 PM. Parade goers will be treated to a line of exciting, colorfully-lighted, and tractor-pulled floats.
Route: The Krewe of Orion rolls on St. Philip Street Baton Rouge and ends at the Raising Canes River center Exhibition Hall.
Sunday, February 16
Mid City Gras – Baton Rouge, 1:00 p.m.
The Mid City Gras parade rolls for its third year after debuting in 2018. Mid City created its own parade to celebrate the uniqueness of the neighborhood. The theme for Mardi Gras 2020 may go over swimmingly: 2020 Leagues Under the Sea.
Route (MAP): It rolls down North Boulevard, starting at 19th Street and ending at Foster Drive.
Scott Mardi Gras Parade – Scott, 1:00 p.m.
This is the 24th Annual Scott Mardi Gras Parade. All families and friends are invited to enjoy the floats, riders, bands and beads.