Baton Rouge Metro Area Mardi Gras Parades & Events – 2019

Throw me something, mister! It's Carnival season once again, and that means it's time for parades, King Cake, beads, and FUN! This year, Fat Tuesday is March 5. Below is a list of Mardi Gras parades and events in the metro Baton Rouge area, arranged by date.

Krewe of Comogo - Plaquemine

Date: Monday, March 4

Time: 7 p.m.

This krewe was established in 2011 in memory of Plaquemine resident, Brenda Comeaux. Click here to visit the krewe’s Facebook page.

The Krewe of Comogo was formed in memory of Brenda Comeaux. Brenda’s true love was Mardi Gras, which was evident by her involvement in the Krewe of Okeanos, where she served as a board member and Ball Captain in 1991 and 2000 and Co-Ball Captain in 1993. She was also the first woman Co-Ball Captain of Krewe du Roi in 1988 and again in 1995. She was a creative individual who had a flair for designing and decorating. She organized entertainment, coordinated music, decorated sets, costumes and headpieces for the Krewe balls. Brenda always dreamed of starting a Parade Krewe in Plaquemine. Although she was unable to reach this dream she left a legacy of love, friendship and talent that will always be remembered. In her early years, she was involved in the fashion industry, coordinating and modeling in many local and statewide style shows for department stores, modeling agencies and hair salons. She enjoyed helping friends and family decorate their homes for parties and holidays and could make beautiful flower arrangements with simple greenery from the yard. Brenda enjoyes transforming vintage hats into spectacular headpieces using silk flowers, antique brooches and exotic plumage. Many, especially at Kentucky Derby time, pursued her millinery talents. She was truly an artist who could do so much with so little. Brenda’s unique flavor for life, friends, family and good times will be remembered by all those whose life she touched. She was a member of the St. John Alumni Association and past recipient of the President’s Award; Plaquemine Garden Club; former member of Main Street Promotions Committee; Krewe of Okeanos and an honorary member of Krewe du Roi.

Krewe of Comogo

Carnival Club of Pointe Coupee - New Roads

Date: Tuesday, March 5

Time: 11 a.m.

This float and truck parade began in 1922.

Lions Club - New Roads

Date: Tuesday, March 5

Time: 2 p.m.

This parade started rolling back in 1941.

Krewe of Hephaestus - Morgan City

Date: Tuesday, March 5

Time: 2 p.m.

Beginning on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore streets, the parade proceeds south on Sixth Street to Marguerite Street to Ninth Street/Highway 70, to Clothilde, to Victor II Boulevard, and ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle Street.