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2013 Mardi Gras

Where Do You Plan To Celebrate Mardi Gras?

I love this time of year!  Mardi Gras is always full of excitement from the parades, parties, balls, chicken runs and good food.  It's the time of the year when Louisiana really gets to shine, by sharing our traditions and rich history with the world...

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Getty Images/Rick Diamond
Getty Images/Rick Diamond

Top 5 Things To Do In Lake Charles If You Don’t Like Mardi Gras

It's time for Mardi Gras in the great state of Louisiana and although we are not the originators of the Mardi Gras festivities, We do it big over here. Now there are some who don't necessarily like the fun, beads, adult beverages and other activities that go along with the holiday and I have a few tips on how to make it through with no problems. This is for those who live here or plan on visiting during this exciting time.

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Bord du Lac

Here Are Lake Charles’ 2014 Mardi Gras Parade Routes and Times [VIDEO]

It is one of the most fun times of the year in Southwest Louisiana. It's Mardi Gras and that means great parades are ready to roll. We wanted to make sure you knew the times and routes so you don't miss any of the fun...

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Traditional Mardi Gras Run
Traditional Mardi Gras Run (Getty Images)

Cajun Courir De Mardi Gras Documentary From 1975 [VIDEO]

The Courir De Mardi Gras is translated to"Mardi Gras Run" and is a tradition in South and central Louisiana. It's where a group of revelers get together and go house to house in a community to collect items for a gumbo and once it's done is results in a big cook out and dance.

Here is a really cool video I found from 1975 from the documentary "The Good Times are Killing Me".

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Mardi Gras Masks and Beads

2014 Mardi Gras Calendar of Events

Monday, January 6
Twelfth Night, 6:30PM – Lake Charles Civic Center -- An enchanting evening with the 2013 royal courts of more than 50 krewes making their last glittering promenade, ushering in the 2014 season...

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Pretty Woman with Mardi Gras Mask

Mardi Gras 101 — What is Twelfth Night?

Before you can get to Mardi Gras, you'll have to go through Twelfth Night, right?  But what is it exactly?

It’s a play by William Shakespeare, right...

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Mardi Gras Mask

2014 Lake Charles Krewe of Krewes Ball Schedule

January 18
Krewe Chetu Jadi – “The Journey of Life,” Habibi Center
Krewe de Voleurs – “A Night in Vegas,” VFW Country Club
January 25
Krewe De Classsique – “Classique Salutes Super Heroes,” Habibi Center
Krewe Des Bons Amis – “Wild World of Sports,” Chateau de Calcasieu
Krewe du Sauvage – “Shaken, But Not Stirred,” L’Auberge Casino Resort
Krewe of Athena – “Under the Big Top,” VFW Country Club
February 1
Krewe de la Boucaniers, “New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe de la Fou – “Mystery on the Bayou,” Isle of Capri Casino
Krewe du bon Coeur – “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Habibi Cente
February 7
Krewe de Beau Terre -- TBA
February 8
Krewe of Marsh – “Sportsman’s Paradise,” VFW Country Club
Krewe de la Noblesse – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe du le Originales – “Old-Time Mardi Gras,” Carriage House
Krewe of Barataria “35th Anniversary,” Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
February 14
Krewe De L’Ammitie – “Super Heroes and Villains,” Habibi Center
February 15
Krewe of the Good Times – “Good Times Thru the Decades, “Isle of Capri Casino
Krewe of Gumbo YaYa – “Gumbo Ya Ta Meets the Big Easy,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe du Couillon – “Denim and Diamonds,” Chateau de Calcasieu
Krewe of Concoctions – “Decades,” TBA
Krewe of Mystique – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center
February 22
Krewe de la Maison de Calcasieu – “Maison Goes to the Movies,” VFW Country Club
Krewe du Lac – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
Krewe de la Famille – “Famille Celebrates the Gods of Rome,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe Des’ Lunitiques – “Cruisin’ to the Caribbean,” Lake Charles Civic Center Buccaneer Room
Krewe de C’Est Tout Bon – “Rockin’ Thru Time,” VFW Westlake
February 28
Krewe du Grande Bois – “The Big Apple,” Habibi Center
March 1
Krewe de Pirates – “Pirates in Paradise,” VFW Country Club
Krewe of Chaos – “Wild Wild West,” L’Auberge Casino Resort
Krewe of Contraband – TBA, Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe of Cosmos – “Cosmos Goes Broadway,” Lake Charles Civic Center
Krewe of Illusions – “Illusions Goes to Las Vegas,” Lake Charles Civic Center


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Mardi Gras King Cake

King Cake History – What Is It, Why Is It So Delicious and How Can I Make One?

If you’re going to have a party like Mardi Gras, you’re going to need a cake, and if you have to have only one kind of cake during Mardi Gras, you can’t go wrong with a King Cake.

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Erik Tee
Erik Tee

Hanging Out At The Krewe Of Krewe Parade [PICTURES]

Lake Charles showed up and showed out on yesterday and man did they represent. We were in the building and there had to be close to 100,000 patrons lining up the streets of Ryan on yesterday. This is the first time in about 2 years that I have had the chance to get out and participate , but it was well worth it.

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What Do The Three Mardi Gras Colors — Green, Purple and Gold — Stand For?

Ready to impress your friends?  How many people know where the three Mardi Gras colors came from and what they stand for?

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Left Over Mardi Gras Beads For Autism

Laissez les bons temps rouler!  It's Mardi Gras time here in SWLA and from here on out, there will be a Mardi Gras parade just about everyday till Fat Tuesday. 

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Lundi Gras Party With Keith Frank This Monday Night, Feb.11th In Lake Charles

It's back! Our legendary Lundi Gras party at Yesterdays Nightclub! If you have been part of this legendary party then you know what is coming your way!

This is our 3rd annual Lundi Gras party is this Monday night, February 11th, 2013 at Yesterdays Night Club in Lake Charles! Here are the details!

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