POSTED: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 7:54pm
Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs
Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. (Registration at 12:00 p.m.) - Downtown Lafayette
A Mardi Gras event for the whole family! Join the fun and walk your dog in our parade! Costumes encouraged but not required. 2012 Theme: "Barkin' at the Ritz". Open to all breeds, sizes and origins of dogs; $25 registration fee in advance; $35 day of parade.
Friday Night Parade
Friday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. - Downtown Lafayette
Saturday, February 18 at 12:30 p.m. - Downtown Lafayette
Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. - Downtown Lafayette
Monday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. – Downtown Lafayette
King's Parade 
Tuesday, February 21 at 10 a.m. - Downtown Lafayette
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade
Tuesday, February 21 at 1 p.m. - Downtown Lafayette
Fox 15 Independent Parade
Tuesday, February 21 at 2 p.m. - Downtown Lafayette
Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball
Tuesday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. – Lafayette
Heymann Performing Arts Center and Frem F. Boustany Convention Center, 1373 S. College Rd., Lafayette
Pageant: 8 p.m.; Ball: 9:30 p.m.
Free to the public, however, tickets are required and will be available at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.
Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette
February 17-21 - Cajun Field, Lafayette
Presented by the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, the festival includes an exciting carnival midway, native Cajun foods and an outstanding line-up of live entertainment. To make the festival a complete Mardi Gras experience, all of Lafayette's parades roll through the festival grounds.
2012 Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette Line-up
Friday Schedule (starting at 6:00 p.m.):
The Molly Ringwalds
Blaine Roy & Second Wind
Saturday Schedule (starting at 1:00 p.m.):
Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin Cajuns
Chris Mulkey w/ Whiskey Bay
Sunday Schedule (starting at 1:00 p.m.):
Nik L Beer
Monday Schedule (starting at 2:00 p.m.):
Lafayette's Bayou Boys
Tuesday Schedule (starting at 11:00 a.m.):
Andy Smith Band
Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade
Friday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. - Historic Downtown New Iberia
Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, February 11 - Lake Arthur
Carencro Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. – Carencro
Courir de Mardi Gras - Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run
Sunday, February 12 at 10:45 a.m. – Vermilionville
Adults - $8.00 Senior Citizens - $6.50 Children - $5.00 Under 6 yrs. - FREE Memberships honored. AAA Members receive $1.00-OFF admission.
Scott Mardi Gras Parade
Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. – Scott
Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade
Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. – Jeanerette
51st Courir de Mardi Gras
February 17-19 - Downtown Churchpoint
Friday: 5:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m., Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday: 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Friday - Gumbo cook-off, Saturday - Children's Run & Children's Parade, Sunday - Adult Run & Courir de Mardi Gras Parade
Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade
Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. – Jennings
Activities begin in Founder's park on Main Street at 10:30 a.m. Great food 10:30 a.m.-noon. Great classic Cajun music on stage. Parade begins at 4:30 p.m.
Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. – St. Martinville
12th Carnival D'Acadie (Mardi Gras)
February 19-21 – Downtown Crowley
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A Carnival celebration with music entertainment, carnival rides, street dancing, festival foods, with a traditional parade featuring bands, floats and plenty of beads.
Newcomers Mardi Gras Parade
Sunday, February 19 at 1:00 p.m. – St. Martinville
Lundi Gras at the Village
Monday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. – Opelousas
25th Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival
Tuesday, February 21 at 9 a.m.- Iota
A Cajun Prairie Mardi Gras with live Cajun & Zydeco bands, young musicians tent, folklife craft booths, cajun food booths, and a Mardi Gras parade.
Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. - Jeanerette
Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, February 21 at 1 p.m. - Coteau
Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade
Tuesday, February 21 at 2 p.m. - Kaplan