(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -
Mardi Gras Mass 9 a.m. - St. Pius X Catholic Church, 4300 N. Market St., Shreveport
Usher in the Mardi Gras season with a special Mass
Loblolly Luncheon 1 to 3 p.m. - Holiday Inn Downtown, 222 Lake St., Shreveport
Dress is Mardi Gras casual for this event, which toasts area krewes
Twelfth Night 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. - 400 Commerce St., Shreveport
Mardi Gras attire. The band The Wonderfuls will usher in the Mardi Gras season.
Krewe of Excellence Parade 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Along Texas Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Natchitoches
Watch this inaugural parade featuring the Krewe of Dionsyos, Krewe of Oceanus, Krewe of Harambee and the Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival.
Grand Bal XX “Sobek Travels the World” 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (tableau at 8 p.m.) - Shreveport Convention Center
Black tie - formal attire. Ticket sales have ended.
Krewe of Sobek Parade “Sobek Travels the World” 1 p.m. - Starting at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds and traveling through the Queensborough neighborhood.
Krewe of Demeter Grand Bal VII 6 to 11 p.m. (tableau at 7:30 p.m.) - Dave Means Building, 10117 US Hwy. 171, Grand Cane
Dress code is formal or theme attire.
Krewe of Nemesis Grand Bal VI 6 p.m. - Springhill Civic Center, 101 Machen Drive, Springhill
Go to Infinity and Beyond this year. RSVP by Jan. 7.
Krewe of Harambee Parade “Fantastic Voyage” 1 p.m. - Parade rolls through downtown Shreveport
Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal XXIX 6:30 p.m. (tableau at 7:15 p.m.) - Horseshoe Riverdome, Bossier City
Purple Rain is the theme for the bal and tableau. Tickets are $100 + service fees in advance.
Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal XV 6 p.m. (tableau at 7:30 p.m.) - Shreveport Convention Center
Black tie attire. The theme is Atlas Through the Years. Tickets are $90 each.
Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras Banquet 6 to 10 p.m. - RB4 Events Center, 719 Nash Road, Logansport
Tickets are $25 each
Krewe of Elders Grande Bal XXV 6 p.m. (tableau at 7:30 p.m.) - American Legion, 5315 S Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport
Black tie optional. The theme is Ocean Commotion 2023. Tickets for non-members are $75 each.
Town of Many Mardi Gras Parade 5 p.m. - Parade rolls through the streets of Many with a street dance following the parade across from City Hall.
Krewe of Demeter Mardi Gras Parade 6 p.m. - Mansfield, down Franklin Street, turn right onto Sandra Phillips Boulevard, go past City Hall and turn right onto Polk Street. Turn right onto Washington Avenue past Courthouse Square and return to starting point.
Krewe of Centaur Grand Bal XXXI 6 p.m. (tableau at 8 p.m.) - Shreveport Convention Center
Black tie affair celebrating A Million Dreams: A Big Top Spectacular. Tickets are $110 in advance and $55 for kids 16 and under.
Krewe of Aquarius Parade 6 p.m. - Logansport
Theme this year is “Krewe of Aquarius Goes Looney”
Krewe of Gemini XXXIV Grand Bal and Tableau 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. (tableau at 8 p.m.) - Shreveport Convention Center
Black tie affair for the “Ain’t No Party Like a Gemini Party.” Tickets are $110 + service fee each.
Krewe of Hebe Mardi Gras Upriver Queen Mab Ball 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. - Jefferson Convention & Visitors Center, 205 E Austin St., Jefferson, Texas
Dress is “After Five” attire or costumes. Tickets are $55 each.
Minden Fasching Karneval and Parade downtown Minden
Experience a German-style Mardi Gras festival
Krewe of Dionysos Grand Bal 6:30 p.m. - Natchitoches Event Center, 750 Second St.
Krewe of Oceanus Grand Bal II 6:30 p.m. (tableau at 7:30 p.m.) - Bossier Civic Center
Formal attire required. Tickets are $80 each. Charlotte’s Web Band performing.
Mystic Krewe de St. Denis Mardi Gras Bal - Natchitoches Event Center, 750 Second St.
Krewe of Centaur Parade 3:30 p.m. - Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Highway to East Kings Highway to the Duck Pond
17th Cloutierville Mardi Gras Parade 2 p.m. - Parade rolls from St. John’s Catholic Church to the Cane River on LA 495
North Louisiana Motorcycle/Social Club Scholarship Ball 2023 7 p.m. - 4312 Emory Street, Shreveport
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Louisiana State Fair Grounds, Shreveport
Bring your pets out for fun as the famous pet parade rolls, with costumes and float contests
Krewe of Oceanus- Mardi Gras in the Hills Parade 2 p.m. - Parade rolls through Shreveport’s Southern Hills community
Krewe of Hebe Mardi Gras Upriver - downtown Jefferson, Texas
Krewe of Gemini Float Loading Party 5 to 9 p.m. - Krewe of Gemini Den, 2101 E. Texas St., Bossier City
Krewe of Highland Annual Grand Bal 6 p.m. (tableau at 7:30 p.m.) - Remington Garage, 211 Market St., Shreveport
Floor-length formal or costume attire for this revelry at the Greek God’s and Goddess’s Surreal Symposium. Tickets are $65 each.
Texarkana Mardi Gras 10 a.m. - Downtown Texarkana will be the place to be. It rolls down Broad Street.
Krewe of Gemini XXXIV Grand Parade 3 p.m. - Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway to Shreveport-Barksdale Highway to East Kings Highway to the Duck Pond
Krewe of Dionysos Parade 6 p.m. - From South Drive to Keyser Avenue to Jefferson Street, then along Front Street to Texas Street, then over to 2nd Street and back through downtown Natchitoches
Krewe of Highland Parade XXVIII 2 p.m. - Parade rolls through Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood. The theme is Highland Goes Greek.
Children’s Mardi Gras Parade 6 p.m. - Parade rolls inside Pierre-Bossier Mall in Bossier City
Shreveport-Bossier Taste of Mardi Gras 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - LeBossier Event Center, 4000 Rue Lebossier St., Bossier City.
Sample some amazing cuisine from 20 of Louisiana’s best chefs and restaurants.
East Bank Mardi Gras Market and Golf Cart Parade 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Golf cart parade rolls around the Bossier City East Bank District at 7 p.m.
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