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CENLA Mardi Gras Events

Pineville Night of Lights Mardi Gras Parade

Date: Friday, February 2nd
Time: 7:00 pm

Join us for our Night of Lights Mardi Gras Parade! The parade route begins on Main Street and ends around Louisiana Christian University.

Route: Up Main Street to Louisiana Christian University

Grand Marshal: TBA

Contact: 318-449-5660 or email Madonna Leblanc at mleblanc@pineville.net

Taste of Mardi Gras

Date: Friday, February 9th
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30pm

The LRA’s Cenla Chapter will hold their annual Taste of Mardi Gras on February 17!

Proceeds Benefit:

  • LRA Programs
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Manna House Ministries
  • Children’s Mardi Gras Parade
  • Food Bank of Central Louisiana

Come out and dance the night away to the Chee-Weez and eat food from Cenla’s best restaurants!

7:30 p.m. headline entertainment: Chee-Weez with The Cenla Brass Band!

Cash Bar (no trays or coolers)

Ticket prices will increase by $10 the day of the event.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Britney Ford at bford@lra.org or call (225) 240-7189.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Alexandria/Pineville CBV at 707 Second Street.

Alexandria Zoo Mardi Gras Party

Date: Saturday, February 10th
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Regular Admission

The animals are askin’ for you at Alexandria Zoo! Don your purple, green and gold and parade over to the Zoo for king cake, music and more. Sponsored by Atwood’s Bakery.