Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade. Lafayette. Experience all that Rio has to offer right here in Lafayette. The new Krewe of Carnivale en Rio brings the fantastic Rio de Janeiro Carnivale experience alive in Acadiana each Mardi Gras season. 6:30 p.m. Free. 800-346-1958, 337-232-3737, www.kreweofrio.com
Brand new Krewe...22 floats..can't wait!!!!
Krewe des Chiens Mardi Gras Dog Parade. Oil Center, Lafayette. Krewe members & their people parade & party to raise money for the less fortunate dogs of Acadiana. 2 p.m. Free to attend, $25 per dog to participate ($35 on parade day). 337-984-7611, www.paradefordogs.com
My hubbys best friend is flying in from IN to be with us during the parading weekend,...we are actually going to try to go to new orleans for a parade on sunday, Baccus in new orleansne of the largest parades: http://www.kreweofbacchus.org/html/index.htm
The unniversity is closed for mardi gras...Monday thru wednesday...even the postal service doesn't provide mail on mardi gras "fat Tuesday" before lent begins on wednesday.
It is a hoot down here.