Prairie Cajun Mardi Gras at its best!
See the last of the totally traditional Prairie Cajun Mardi Gras groups singing, dancing and chanting their 400 year old chant in French, all wearing handmade screen masks, costumes, and capuchons. The "Mardi Gras" arrive about 2 p.m., but the festival is an all day event in downtown Iota, where only traditional Cajun foods are served and Cajun crafts are displayed and sold. Live Cajun and Zydeco music all day on an outdoor bandstand and dance floor. Visit our "Childrens' Tent" featuring the best young Cajun musicians in the area! Always held on Mardi Gras day (fat Tuesday) Free admission.