Lejeune Cove Courir de Mardi Gras

A very old, very traditional Courir de Mardi Gras that takes place in the rural area north of Iota, known as Lejeune Cove. Traditional foods are served including gumbo, syrup pies, boudin, and more. If you would like more information or are interested in taking part, please call our office.

Lundi Gras Street Dance

The annual Lundi Gras Street Dance will take place at the Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Iota on Monday, February 20. This is a free event with live entertainment and lots of dancing! BBQ burgers and cold drinks will be sold. 6pm-8pm: The Eighties Experience 9pm: Appearance from Tee Mamou Mardi Gras 8:30-11:30: Colby Latiolais & […]

Rayne Mardi Gras Parade & Cookoff

The Rayne Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Mardi Gras Season with their parade and Southern Style Cookoff. The Parade starts at 3:00PM and the cookoff will follow. Sampling for the Cookoff will be from 3:45PM – 6:00PM. A $5 sampling fee will be charged and will include a People’s Choice ticket to vote for your […]

Carnival D’Acadie

Join the City of Crowley for their annual Mardi Gras celebration, taking place in historic downtown Crowley! Bands begin at 10am. Parade begins at 2pm. Band Lineup: 10am-11:30am – Wayne Singleton 12pm-1:30pm – Swampland Revival 3pm-4:30pm – Adam Leger Band 5pm-7pm – Dustin Sonnier VENDOR SPOTS AVAILABLE! CONTACT CITY HALL (337-788-4100) FOR PARADE AND VENDOR […]

Estherwood October Fête

Estherwood OctoberFete in Acadia

The Village of Estherwood is hosting its 2nd annual October Fête on October 8th, 2022, all proceeds benefit the parks in Estherwood! Enjoy music by DJ Bad Weather, Damon Troy (10am-1pm), and Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns (3pm-5pm). Get your fill on all-you-can-eat gumbo at the Gumbo Cook-Off, compete in the Corn-Hole Tournament, and […]

85th Annual International Rice Festival

The International Rice Festival, held annually in Crowley, is one of Louisiana’s oldest and largest agricultural festivals. The first festival was held on October 5, 1937 as the National Rice Festival; it was renamed the “International Rice Festival” in 1946 when the festival was resumed after a hiatus during World War II. The celebration is […]

Cajun Woodstock

Cajun Woodstock was organized in 2003 from a vision during the band practice of J.C. Carriere & Hotstep. Wanting to create an event for the community and at the same time, an event that would “give back”, the band came up with “Cajun Woodstock for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.” Since then, Cajun Woodstock and the […]

Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras

The Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point is a traditional Cajun Mardi Gras where costumed men chase chickens at various homes and eventually make their way into the town with the parade of floats and trail riders. At the end of the parade, the chickens are cooked into a gumbo to be shared by […]

Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival

Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival takes place on Duson Avenue in Iota. Local craft vendors set up shop along the street, selling mostly hand-made traditional crafts. Full lineup of Cajun and Zydeco musicians perform on stage, and there is also a small stage where jam sessions take place and young Cajun musicians showcase their […]

Cadien Toujours Courir de Mardi Gras de l’Anse

A strictly traditional, rural Cajun Courir de Mardi Gras involving chicken and greased pig chasing. Only fully-costumed men are allowed to participate in the Courir which is a long journey through the countryside of Mermentau Cove and ends with a Fais Do Do and Gumbo at a home on Lafosse Road where the public is […]