Mid City Gras rolls down North Boulevard on Feb. 16, 2020

See this video to check out Mid City Gras before it rolled out its very first time in 2018.

Mid City Baton Rouge is getting livelier, so why not celebrate the neighborhood’s face-lift with a Mardi Gras parade? Mid City Gras rolls for its third year on Sunday, Feb. 16.  

The annual tradition first rolled out in 2018. The krewe is committed to showcasing the vibrant and diverse community in Mid City Baton Rouge. 

So, yes, that means the parade’s iconic squirrels are back. This year, it seems the parade is going for a water theme: 2020 Leagues Under the Sea.

Photo courtesy of Mid City Gras. Illustrated by Christy Papa.

Applications to join the ride are live now. Click here to apply.

The Mid City Gras Ball is set for Saturday, Feb. 1. This is the second ball for the fairly new parade. The website suggests that this year’s ball will have, “more squirrels, more dancing, and more fun (but you’ll have to provide the nuts).”

Permit permitting, the Mid City Gras Parade is set to roll in 2020 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. If you want to remember the parade’s date for years to come, the website reads, “always the Sunday before the Sunday before Mardi Gras!” Try saying that five times fast. 

Anyway, you get the point! The parade is for everyone who lives, works and plays in Mid City. It rolls down North Boulevard, starting at 19th Street and ending at Foster Drive. 

For more details, click here.

And, just for a better picture. Here is where the parade route starts… 

… and here is where it ends.