Mardi Gras Information

Lafayette Mardi Gras

 
This is a great resource for tourists and locals to provide all the fun details related to a great Mardi Gras!
 
This link primarily shows the portable restroom locations along the parade route.
 
 
2015 Public Works Mardi Gras Schedule
The Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works Department is preparing for parades and other activities.  Please note the route change and work schedule below.
 
**Route change:  All parades will end at Gate 2 at Cajun Field, 650 feet longer along N. College. 
 
Work Schedule:
Thursday, February 5 – 8:00 am – Public Works crews will place barricades at the beginning of the parade route (Downtown area).  We begin at Jefferson/Simcoe St. intersection and place along the route to the intersection of Johnston/Vermillion St.  
Friday, February 6 – 8:00 am – Public Works crews will resume placing barricades from the Johnston/Vermillion St. intersection along Johnston St. to N. College (Albertson shopping center), then along N. College to the Cajun Field entrance at Gate 2 (approximately 650’ past Reinhardt Dr. towards Congress St.).  Barricades will be placed to allow for “turn lanes” and major cross-overs along Johnston St. and N. College.  
Saturday, February 7 – 6:30 pm – Public Works crews will move the barricades to the sides of the road and clean up litter and debris along the entire parade route.  
Thursday, February 12 – 8:00 am – Public Works crews will place barricades from the sides of the road back along the “Downtown” parade route up to Johnston St.
Friday, February 13 – 8:00 am – Public Works crews will place barricades from the sides of the road back along the “Johnston St. /N. College” parade route to Cajun Field at Gate 2 entrance.   
Saturday, February 14 – 6:30 pm – Public Works crews will clean up litter and debris along the parade route.  Barricades remain in place.  
Tuesday, February 17 – MARDI GRAS DAY – 2:00 pm – Public Works crews will move barricades along the route to the sides of the roads.  
Tuesday, February 17 – 11:00 pm until – Public Works crews will clean up litter and debris along the parade route and adjacent areas.
Wednesday, February 18 – There will be no work for Public Works crews.
Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20 – 7:00 am – Public Works crews will pick up barricades from the Mardi Gras route and return to the Public Works yard on Dorset Avenue.
 Other information about the parade route and Public Works operations during the Mardi Gras season:
·            The parade route is 3.9 miles long.
·            Lafayette Consolidated Government places approximately 5,500 barricades along the parade route and adjacent areas for crowd control and safety reasons.
·            Seven, 30 cubic yard roll-off dumpsters are used for trash and debris disposal.
·            121 portable toilets are placed along the parade route.