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Throw Me Something Mister!

It's carnival time!                                                                                                                                       Mardi Gras Masks

The Mardi Gras festivities are underway throughout Lafayette, Louisiana and Greater Acadiana. So raise your hands real high and scream as loud as you can, "throw me something mister" to catch those coveted Mardi Gras throws.

Listed below are the dates for the many parades and area events, as well as, a parade route map to help you plan your carnival outings. 

As we say in Acadiana, "Laissez les bon temps rouler" (Let the good times roll!). 


2011 Parade Schedule

Friday, February 25, 2011
   Krewe of Andalusia Parade, New Iberia, 6:30

Saturday, February 26, 2011
   Krewe des Chiens Parade, 2 pm, Downtown from
          Lafayette Public Library to Parc Sans Souci          
   Krewe of Roux Parade, 3 pm, UL Campus to Cajun Field 
   Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade, 2 pm in Lake Arthur
   Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Parada, 6:30
          from downtown Lafayette 
  LeJeune Cove Mardi Gras Courir

Sunday, February 27, 2011
   Courir du Mardi Gras at Vermilionville
   Scott Mardi Gras Parade, 1 pm in Scott
   Krewe of Ezana Parade, in Jeanerette, 2:00 pm
Friday, March 4, 2011
   "Friday Night" Parade, 6:00 pm, Lafayette
       Includes Krewe of Apollo, Celts, Renaissance,
       Triton and Troubadours

Saturday, March 5, 2011
   Krewe of Karencro Parade, 11 am in Carencro
   Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade, 1 pm in Youngsville
   Children's Parade, 12:30 pm, Lafayette
   Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, 6:30 pm, Lafayette

Sunday, March 6, 2011
   Newcomers Parade, St. Martinville, 1 pm
Monday, March 7, 2011
   Queen Evangeline's Parade/Women's Krewes, 6:00 pm, Lafayette
         Includes the Queen of the Krewe of Gabriel,
         plus the krewes of Attakapas, Victoria and Xanadu

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Half Fast Krewe of Frank's Parades, 9 am, Opelousas
    King Gabriel's Parade, 10 am, Lafayette
    Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade, 1 pm, Lafayette
    KADN/KLAF Independent Parade, 2 pm, Lafayette**
    Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie Parade, 2 pm, Kaplan
    Family Parade, Loreauville, 2 pm

Lafayette LA Mardi Gras Parade Route

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Comment balloon 22 commentsMike Mayer • March 04 2011 06:10PM


Have fun and great localism post. In Europe it is called Carnival and I traveled down the Rhein River from one town to the next to celebrate.

Posted by Joyce Herr, Lancaster County & Beyond (Prudential Lancaster Real Estate) over 7 years ago

That sounds like a lot of fun Mike. I would love to come to Mardi Gras one day.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

Joyce - I was fortunate to experience "Carnivale" in Venice, Italy a few years back. It was an unforgettable experience.

Malcolm - Carnival is a lot of fun but New Orleans has the market cornered on Mardi Gras.

---Stay tuned for my next blog as I'll be in the "LeJeune Cove Mardi Gras Courir" tomorrow and will have a few photos and a blog piece to accompany it.---

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) over 7 years ago

I've always wanted to attend one of these.  I'm sure is an absolute blast.  Have fun!

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 7 years ago

I lived in New Orleans in 1993 and 1994. I enjoyed 2 Mardi Gras...what a life changing event. We had another phrase in the Quarter we used to shout but I won't repeat it here. ;-)

Posted by J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner (J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY) over 7 years ago

must be difficult to focus on real estate during Mardi Gras, good luck and have fun.

Posted by Kevin Kueneke, San Diego Mortgage Banker (Caliber Home Loans) over 7 years ago

Hey Mike good to see you back blogging!  We will be Mardi Grasing this weekend, going to Krewe of Barkus and the Boat Parade.  Lots of activities over here in Calcasieu parish too.  Last weekend we went to a Ball and had a fun time of course I blogged about it :)

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 7 years ago

PS congratulations on the feature!!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 7 years ago

I wish I could attend! What a fun event! And this is a great post to localism.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 7 years ago

oh man...I wish I had the time to come down and enjoy the festivities. what a great party it is!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 7 years ago


I remember my first Mardi Gras.  It was chaotic and so much fun.  At first I told my husband I would never stoop to calling out for some beads.  That lasted half an hour, then I was jostling with people for goodies and yelling "Throw Me Something, Mister" as loud as I could.  What an exhilarating time.  Enjoy.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

Hi Mike, I think you are back after almost 6 months now...

Congrats on 'featured post' - a perfect post for localism - this is what Bob Stewart wants us to do, for OUR business.

See you around...more often.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

I remember celebrating my divorce and going to New Orleans for one Mardi Grass. . .crossed one of the things "I Have To Do Before I Die list". . but come to think of it. . I can't hardly remember what I did those 3 days! . .all I know is that I had fun!

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago

Mike, I've never been to a Mardi Gras. Sounds like a lot of fun. Great localism post.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 7 years ago

Great post...sounds like a ton of fun !! Have a great time !!

Posted by Cory Barbee, Broker (760) 563-4022 over 7 years ago

Let the good times roll Mike.

Posted by Linda Jamail Marshall, Broker, ABR,QSC,RECS,ACRE - Innerloop Houston, Tex (Linda Marshall,Houston Texas, Linda Marshall, Realtors®) over 7 years ago

Great localism post Mike. Congrats on the feature as well.

Posted by Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate (Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA ) over 7 years ago

This post will bring lots of traffic. Very nicely done.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Mike,  We have the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Parade next Saturday, 3/12/11 and we see the same clamoring for those sily beads !  Lots of fun !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 7 years ago

Mike:  Was that you I saw driving along with a pickup truck full of beads??  And everyone thought you were the quiet one.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 7 years ago

Good morning, Mike. Sounds like a lot of fun! (Nice localism post, too!)

Posted by Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor, Representing Buyers and Sellers (3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA) over 7 years ago

As promised, here is the follow-up blog on what it's like to experience a Cajun Mardi Gras up close and personal:

-Cindy, They are truly a lot of fun!

-J. Philip, I know the phrase all too well LOL (and understand why the need to refrain from posting it here... too funny!)

-Kevin, It is... the weekend prior to Mardi Gras day is pretty chaotic.

-Marilyn, It feels good to be back and Thank You!

-Mel & Gretchen, It's a lot fo fun and hope you et to experience it one day. Thank you for the accolade.

-Jeffrey, You'll have to come down and party with us some time!

-Evelyn, LOL... glad you got in the spirit. Amazing what we do for some plastic beads!

-Praful, Thanks! I look forward to being a "regular" again. 

-Fernando, LOL, I know what you mean... Mardi Gras has a way of doing that to you!

-Michael, You should put attending 1 Mardi Gras on your "to-do" list... and thanks for the compliment.

-Cory, Thank you. It's always a blast!

-Linda, Absolutely... Laissez les bon temps rouler!

-Erica, Thank you for the praise!

-Tammie, Oh thank you for the support!

-Bill, I know you will enjoy the festival. Yes it's amazing what beads can do to adults!

-Doug, Shhhh don't tell anyone LOL. They say it's the quiet ones you need to be careful of!

-Bill, Thank you for the compliment!

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) over 7 years ago