Mardi Gras Information

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2017 Mardi Gras Information
 
As Mardi Gras approaches, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is preparing for a safe and successful Carnival Season. LCG wishes to inform the public of the barricade placement schedule along the parade route in order for businesses, residents and travelers in the City of Lafayette to plan accordingly. Barricades will be placed to allow for “turning lanes” and major cross-overs along Johnston St. and N. College Rd.
 
The Lafayette Police Department will close all streets on and around the parade route one hour before the parades begin. All streets will remain closed until the completion of the last parade. No streets will be open until all citizens have been removed from the area and vehicles are able to travel safely.
 
Public Works crews will follow the last float of each parade, cleaning up litter and debris along the entire parade route. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes when possible, allow extra time to get to their destinations and exercise additional caution and patience while cleanup crews and public safety officers are on the roadways.
 
The City of Lafayette Barricade Placement & Parade Schedule:
  • Feb. 16, 8 a.m.                     Public Works crews will place barricades from Jefferson & Simcoe to Johnston & Vermilion
  • Feb. 17, 8 a.m.                     Public Works crews will place barricades from Johnston & Vermilion Streets to Cajun Field
  • Feb. 18, 2 p.m.                     Krewe des Chiens Parade rolls from Lafayette St. & Rue Bibliotheque to Parc Sans Souci
  • Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.                The Rio Parade - Barricades are moved to the sides of the roads after the parade.
  • Feb. 23, 8 a.m.                     Public Works crews will replace barricades from the sides of the roads up to Johnston St.
  • Feb. 24, 8 a.m.                     Public Works crews will replace barricades from the sides of the roads to Cajun Field. 
  • Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.                The “Kick Off” Parade
  • Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m.              The Children’s Parade rolls from Lafayette St. & Vermilion to Cajundome Blvd.
  • Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.                The Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras ParadeBarricades remain in place.
  • Feb. 27, 6 p.m.                     Queen Evangeline’s Parade

            
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uesday, Feb. 28, Mardi Gras Day

    • 10 a.m.                         King Gabriel’s Parade
    • 1 p.m.                           The Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade
    • 2:30 p.m.                      The KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade 
    • Barricades are moved to the sides of the roads immediately following the last float of the last parade.
    • 11 p.m. until, Public Works crews will clean up along the entire parade route.

  • Wednesday, March 1          Public Works crews will not be working on the roadways.
  • Thursday, March 2, 7 a.m.  Public Works crews remove barricades and return to PW yard.
  • Friday, March 3, 7 a.m.       Public Works crews remove barricades and return to PW yard.
  • Friday, March 3, 7 a.m.       Public Works crews remove barricades, set up on Willow for the Black Heritage Parade.
 
For a complete Lafayette Parish Parade Schedule visit Mardi Gras Events/Parades (LCVC).
 
 
 
Other information about the parade route and Public Works operations during the Mardi Gras season:
  • The parade route is 3.9 miles in length
  • Public Works places approximately 5,500 barricades along the parade route and adjacent areas for crowd control and safety
  • Public Works utilizes seven 30 yard roll-off dumpsters for trash and debris disposal
  • Public Works utilizes 121 portable toilets that are placed along the parade route