Make sure you don't miss a party or a parade with our handy dandy calendar of all things Mardi Gras in the Ark-La-Tex! Let the good times roll!

5th Fri. Centaur Royalty Mixer – Krewe of Centaur Den

6th Sat. Mardi Gras Mass, St. Pius X Church
Centaur/Gemini 12th Night Celebration – Bossier Civic Center Doors Open: 6:30pm, Ends: 12am Royalty Presentation: 8pm Entertainment provided by: “DJ INU” and “DJ Rowdy” Tickets: $50 and maybe purchased online at:

Dionysos 12th Night Celebration

Krewe of Excellence 12th Night Celebration

Loblolly 12th Night Revelers Luncheon Holiday Inn Downtown – 102 Lake Street Mardi Gras Season Ribbon Cutting Full Buffet and Live Jazz Music Mimosas and Toasting of area krewes RSVP: or 318-865-3554 Tickets: $35

12th Fri. Krewe of Akewa Grand Bal Louisiana Downs Red River Ballroom, DJ Black Tie, Pearl Necklace Raffle Tickets: $60

Krewe of Sobek Grand Bal – “Sports Mania” Shreveport Convention Center, Doors Open 6:00pm, Presentation begins at 8pm Formal Attire, DJ, Cash Bar Tickets: $80

13th Sat. Krewe of Artemis-Springhill Grand Bal XVI - “Artemis Angels” Springhill Civic Center 101 Machen Drive Springhill, La Doors open 6:30, Tableau 7:30 Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, B.Y.O B., soft drinks provided, NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR Tickets $60 Black Tie

Krewe of Sobek Parade Fair Grounds Field - 1:00pm $40 entry fee for all vehicles and $20 for walkers

Krewe de les Femmes Mystique Grand Bal Shreveport Convention Center Doors Open: 6:30pm, Tableau: 7:30pm Dinner Buffet, Cash Bar, Dualing DJ's Tickets: $80 Formal Attire

14th Sun. Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Jazz Brunch

Krewe of Harambee Float Loading Party Krewe Den on Grimmett Drive Pig Roast

15th Mon. Krewe of Harambee MLK Day Breakfast Petroleum Club $20 entry

Krewe of Harambee Parade Downtown Shreveport Parade Starts at 1pm $30 entry fee per vehicle

19th Fri. Krewe des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal Sam's Town Ballroom Doors Open: 6:30pm, Tableau: 8:00pm Live Band - “The Mix” Black Tie

20th Sat. Krewe of Centaur Grand Bal - “Night at the Library” Shreveport Convention Center Doors Open: 6:30pm, Tableau begins 8:00pm Open bar, Live Band - “Chinatown” Breakfast Served: 9:45pm Tickets: $90

Krewe of Demeter Grand Bal David Means 4-H Building Mansfield, LA Doors open: 6:30pm, Tableau 8:00pm DJ & Live Band Heavy Hors D'ourves

Krewe of Excellence Grand Bal Natchitoches Events Center Doors Open: 6:45p Tableau: 7:45p Dinner Buffet Black Tie, Floor Length Gowns Tickets: $50

21st Sun. Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Royalty Raffle

26th Fri. Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal - “Night at the Tropicana” Horseshoe Riverdome Breakfast Served: 10pm Black Tie

Krewe of Nemesis Grand Bal – “Dreams Come True” (Location Revealed to those attending) Within 3 miles of Dixie Inn Exit Gate Drops at 7pm with tableau beginning at 8pm BYOB, Attire: Costume or Formal Finery

27th Sat. Krewe of Gemini Grand Bal - “For those about to Rock, Gemini salutes you!” Shreveport Convention Center Doors Open: 6:30p, Tableau: 8p Open Bar, Live Band, Breakfast Buffet 11pm Black Tie Tickets: $100

Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal - “Going Deep” Shreveport Convention Center Heavy Hors D'ourves, Live Band – Side FX Doors Open: 4pm, Tableau: 5pm Black Tie Optional Tickets: $85 – NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR

Krewe of Dionysus Grand Bal - “20 Years of Peace, Love, and Mardi Gras” Natchitoches Events Center Formal Attire

Springhill Main Street Parade – 1pm Call 318-539-5681 to register

Minden Mainstreet Parade Minden Fairgrounds – Line Up: 2:30p Rolls: 4:30pm Call (318) 377-2144 for information on float entry

2nd Fri. Krewe of Centaur Float Loading at Centaur Den

Krewe of Elders Grand Bal - “Murder Mystery at the Masquerade Bal” American Legion 5315 South Lakeshore Drive Doors Open: 6p, Tableau: 7:30p Buffet, Cash Bar, Live Band: “Backbeat Boogie Band” Black Tie Optional – Mardi Gras Masks encouraged Tickets: $65

3rd Sat. Krewe of Centaur Parade

4th Sun. Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade

Krewe of Demeter Parade - 2pm

9th Fri. Krewe of Highland Grand Bal - “Highland Ever After”

Krewe of Harambee Grand Bal - “Harambee Salutes Music Royalty” Horseshoe River Dome Doors open: 6:30p, Tableau: 8p Black Tie Tickets: $85

Krewe of Gemini Float Loading at Gemini Den

10th Sat. Krewe of Gemini Parade

Krewe of Dionysus Parade

11th Sun. Krewe of Highland Parade

13th Tues. Mardi Gras Day Children's Parade – Line Up: 4:30pm

Bridge Closing Ceremony, Krewe of Atlas