Kris St James was named the 2015 Grand Marshall of the Mardi Gras Merchants' Parade, and that particular parade will happen this Friday night!

The Merchants' Parade is one of many events to take place during the final weekend of the Mardi Gras Season. It's the only night parade in the state of Louisiana too. Camp out and catch the most Mardi Gras beads you can from floats traveling from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road.