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St. Mary Parish-Cajun Coast Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast Celebrations St. Mary Parish include multiple parades throughout the parish for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The first parade of the season is usually the The Krewe of Adonis parade on the Friday before Mardi Gras. It begins at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium (located at the corner of Hwy. 182 and Myrtle Street), turns onto Victor II Boulevard, continues onto Clothilde Street, Ninth Street, Marguerite Street, Sixth Street, Onstead Street, Federal Avenue and concludes at the intersection of Brashear and Federal Avenues. 

Two parades usually take place on Saturday.  The Baldwin Mardi Gras parade begins at 12:00 noon on Hwy. 182/Main Street at the Sager-Brown facility in Baldwin, continuing down Hwy. 182/Main Street, turning left onto Martin Luther King Boulevard, a right onto Bollard Street, and concludes at the Baldwin Community Center. The Krewe of Dionysus parade is at 2 p.m. in Berwick beginning on Gilmore Street at its intersection with Bellevue Front, proceeding to John Street, Robicheaux Street and Mount Street, then back to Gilmore Street, down Hwy. 182 to Tournament Boulevard, Fairview Drive and Pattie Drive, ending at Berwick High School on Pattie Drive.
 
The Krewe of Galatea parade begins at 2 p.m. in Morgan City. The parade route begins on Second Street under the LA 182 Bridge proceeding north to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the Municipal Auditorium on Myrtle Street. The Krewe of Amani parade takes place in Patterson on Monday, Lundi Gras,  starting at 2 p.m. The parade begins at Patterson High School on Hwy. 182/Main Street and continues down Hwy. 182/Main St. to the Place Norman Shopping Center on Hwy. 182/Main Street. 
 
The Franklin Mardi Gras parade takes place in Franklin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day. This parade begins at Franklin Senior High School on Main Street. It travels east on Main Street, making a U-turn and then continues onto Willow Street. The parade then turns right onto Third Street, disbanding at the end of Third Street.
 
The final parade in St. Mary Parish is the Krewe of Hephaestus parade. Beginning on the corner of Sixth and Sycamore Streets, it proceeds south on Sixth Street to Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the Morgan City Auditorium on Myrtle Street.
 
In addition to the numerous parades, Oaklawn Manor is beautifully decorated and adorned in the purple, green and gold hues of the Mardi Gras season. This magnificently decorated plantation is open for viewing Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the Mardi Gras season. Admission is $15 per person and $10 for students.  
 
Contact the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau at 985-380-8224 for Mardi Gras Parade Schedules, or visit online at www.cajuncoast.com/mardigras for more information on Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast!
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