Baton Rouge Mardi Gras 2019 Parade Schedule

Enjoy your #SweetBatonRouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for 2019! 

Krewe of Mutts
, Sunday, February 17, 2:00 P.M. and will roll through Downtown. All proceeds from the event go directly to the CAAWS Spay/Neuter Program, which helps keep the cat and dog population down in the community. Funding for this program helps CAAWS issue S/N vouchers to pet owners who can’t afford to get their pet fixed, as well as fund the Trap/Neuter/Release Program, which fixes more than 200 feral cats each year. Please join us this year to enjoy a day of revelry with your dogs and help CAAWS save animals in our community.

Krewe of Artemis Parade, Friday, February 22, 7:00 P.M. Downtown. This parade’s inaugural year was 2001, and was the first and only all ladies parading Krewe in Baton Rouge! This year’s parade marks the 16th parade through Baton Rouge and is a family-oriented parade.

Krewe of Mystique, Saturday, February 23, 2:00 P.M. Downtown. This parade is one of the oldest parades in Baton Rouge and is also a family-oriented parade.

Krewe of Orion “Orion’s Time Travels”, Saturday, February 23, 6:30 P.M. and will roll through Downtown, as well. You will see floats decorated to

depict a travel through time. On the floats, masked and costumed riders will throw plenty of themed parade medallions, Krewe of Orion signature footballs, cups, plush items, Orion doubloons, lighted throws, and beads. Marching bands, and riding and marching units will be among the great sights and sounds at this wonderful family-oriented parade.

Mid City Mardi GrasSunday, February 24, 1:00 P.M. at North Boulevard. This is the Mid-City Mardi Gras Parade! The Parade will be marching down North Boulevard and ending at Baton Rouge Community College. This is a beautiful, spacious route that goes right through the middle of Mid City.

Krewe of SouthdownsFriday, March 1, 7:00 P.M. Southdowns Neighborhood. The Krewe of Southdowns is Baton Rouge’s first, and most unique, family-friendly nighttime Mardi Gras Parade.

Krewe of Spanish Town ParadeSaturday, March 2, 12:00 noon Downtown. Spanish Town Mardi Gras Fun Facts: There is a tradition in Baton Rouge involving pink flamingos that originates from the celebration of Spanish Town Mardi Gras. Around the beginning of the Mardi Gras season, approximately two dozen large, pink flamingos made of plywood are placed in the LSU Lakes, adjacent to LSU, to announce that the date for the annual Mardi Gras ball has been announced. It is a tradition to “kidnap” one of these flamingos, usually by taking a boat out on the lake, and use it as a yard or home decoration. With this parade, expect a lot of sarcasm and irony playing a large role in this neighborhood parade. It is not intended to be “family oriented,” though many children attend with their parents and have a great time. The parade is designed to mock people in positions of authority.