Mardi Gras celebrations abound as parades and festivities fill Downtown on Mardi Gras Day. Families are invited to gather and enjoy a full day of activities in Parc Sans Souci.
People of all ages are challenged to test their creativity and Mardi Gras spirit during the annual King’s Court Costume Contest set for 9 a.m. This family-oriented contest, welcomes individuals, couples and groups. Pre-registration is not required. Celebrity judges present special Mardi Gras medallions and plaques for best theme, most original, most comical, best family group, best adult group and best adult couple. This year's theme is "Gabriel's Masquerade".
After the contest, pick your spot at the Parc near the King’s Court Reviewing Stand for a prime view of parades and Krewe festivities as City-Parish President Joey Durel presents the key to the city and toasts the reigning royalty. Enjoy live music from Jim Voorhies and the All-Niters!
The King’s Court and Costume Contest is produced by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and sponsored by theadvertiser.com on behalf of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association.