In most of the country things slow down after Christmas and New Years. Here we segue into Mardi Gras and keep the party going. It all starts twelve days after Christmas. We have this year's schedule for you.

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Join 60 local krewes and their royalty on January 6th at The Lake Charles Civic Center for 12th Night. The celebration features live music and door prizes.

The Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana Miss Mardi Gras Pageant is set for January 10th at the Rosa Hart Theater in the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The Calcasieu Council on Aging presents the Krewe of the Golden Year’s 20th Annual Mardi Gras Ball on Monday, February 9, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

Join 60 local krewes and their royalty on January 6th at The Lake Charles Civic Center for 12th Night. The City of Sulphur's Mardi Gras Parade is Saturday, February 7th at 2 p.m.. The Merchant's Parade is scheduled for Friday, February 13th at 7 p.m.. The Krewe of Omega rolls the next day at 2 p.m.. The Children's Parade takes place at 3:30 on Sunday followed by the Lighted Boat Parade at 7p.m.. The Motor Gras parade is set for 11 a.m. on Fat Tuesday and the Krewe of Krews parade rolls at 7 p.m. on Fat Tuesday (February 17th.) Click here for more Mardi Gras details.