Catch Beads Between Outstretched Hands
It might be common sense that Louisiana is the last word on Mardi Gras festivities, but did you know that its origin can be traced back to 18th-century European revelers? The name itself comes to us from boeuf gras, the French traditional phrase for fattened cow. Obviously Fat Tuesday has become about more than plump roast.
Look out for Baton Rouge’s most original, long-lasting parade troops. Because these parades (which march right through downtown) are funded by their members, Mardi Gras is often described as “the greatest free show on earth.”
February 17th @ 7:00 pm
‘Krewe of Artemis’ continues to reign as the first and only all-female parade in Baton Rouge.
February 19th @ 10:00 am
The adorable ‘Krewe of Mutts’ is a parade of animal lovers who sure dress to paw-lease.
February 25th @ 12:00 pm
An affable bunch, ‘Krewe of Spanish Town’ likes to get quirky with their flamingo costumes.