Enjoy your #SweetBatonRouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for 2020!
Krewe of Mutts, Sunday, February 9, 2:00 P.M. and will roll through Downtown. The CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade is CAAWS’ largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the CAAWS Spay/Neuter program, which allows us to fix hundreds of cats and dogs in the Baton Rouge community. By spaying and neutering, we are helping keep the pet population down, which decreases euthanization numbers.
Krewe of Artemis Parade, Friday, February 14, 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 19th parade through Baton Rouge and is a family-oriented parade.
Krewe of Mystique, Saturday, February 15, 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 “2020 Vision”, Saturday, February 15, 6:30 P.M. and will roll through Downtown, as well. You will see floats decorated to depict 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 Gras, Sunday, February 16, 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 Southdowns, Friday, February 21st, 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 Parade, Saturday, February 22nd, 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.