Monday and Tuesday end a week of celebrations in the great state of Louisiana. The Super Bowl win for the Saints kicked off the festivities, culminating in some marvelous parades in Lafayette and around the state on Tuesday.
Mardi Gras Activities Monday:
*Le Festival de Mardi Gras - Midway Open: Noon-Midnight. Family Fun Day: Pay One Price noon-6 p.m., $25.
*Queen's Parade: 6 p.m.
Mardi Gras Activities Tuesday:
*Le Festival de Mardi Gras - Midway Open: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
*King's Court 8 p.m.-4p.m. Downtown Lafayette
*Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field $3/adult; 12 years and under free. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Great SW Louisiana Pageant and Ball: Pageant: 8-9:30 p.m.; Ball: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
*King's Parade: 10 a.m.
*Festival Parade: 1 p.m.
*Independent Parade: 2 p.m.
The parade routes can be very crowded and busy, and little legs are likely to get tired. If you plan on staying for all three parades, be sure to take a stroller of some sort or a child harness. Either of these items will ensure you know where your child is at all times. A small cooler with juice or water and some snacks will also help stave off crankiness. Be safe and have a fabulous Mardi Gras with your family, friends, and children.