Lafayette Police Department's Mardi Gras Information and Safety Tips


The Lafayette Police Department is asking all residents and businesses along the parade route to make arrangements during the time of the road closures to avoid any inconvenience.

LOST or FOUND CHILDREN – can be brought to any officer along the parade route or to one of the command post.

Please Note - Parents are requested to secure a note in a pocket of each child with the child's name, address, and telephone number of someone to contact in case the parent and child become separated. (The number should be someone who will be home, not with the parent or child.)

Medical Assistance - Acadian Ambulance Service will have ambulance units stationed along the parade route. Citizens needing medical assistance should notify one of the police officers along the parade route or report to the nearest police command post.

Prohibitions – The following will be prohibited along the parade route: Any product that is manufactured for the purpose of being thrown against a hard surface or stepped on to make a popping noise: such as, snaps, pops, and cracker balls; silly string; animals; roller blading; whips; glass containers; No flashing (exposing oneself), and throwing items back at float riders.  Entering the barricaded areas during the parades is not allowed and strictly enforced.