Mardi Gras 2023: Parades & Events

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -

January 7

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.

January 13

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.

January 14

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.

January 16

Krewe of Harambee Parade “Fantastic Voyage” 1 p.m. - Parade rolls through downtown Shreveport

January 20

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.

January 21

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

January 27

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.

January 28

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.

February 4

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.

February 10

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.

February 11

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

February 12

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

February 17-19

Krewe of Hebe Mardi Gras Upriver - downtown Jefferson, Texas

February 17

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.

February 18

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

February 19

Krewe of Highland Parade XXVIII 2 p.m. - Parade rolls through Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood. The theme is Highland Goes Greek.

February 21

Children’s Mardi Gras Parade 6 p.m. - Parade rolls inside Pierre-Bossier Mall in Bossier City

February 24

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.

February 25

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.


If we’re missing a parade or bal, please Contact Us. Also, check out the list of parades happening in New Orleans.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.