Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana

Mardi Gras Southwest Louisiana

In Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras does not just mean parades and costumes — it’s a combination of Carnival krewes with community spirit and tradition. Southwest Louisiana boasts the second largest Mardi Gras in the state with over 60 krewes, more than 20 family-friendly events, and a new Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras smartphone app. Local traditions and costumes from past seasons are archived in the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu open year-round. The museum, located in the Central School Arts & Humanities Center at 809 Kirby Street, houses the largest collection of costumes in the South.  Visit the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras site for more information.

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