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Our annual Carnival parade is a hoot!  Grab your mask and come join in the wackiness of
Abita Springs Mardi Gras!



February 3, 2018

Theme: Terrible New TV Channels

Rolled at 11AM.  Streets closed at about 10:45  Lasted about an hour with prizes awarded at the Afterparty.

Our 2018 Queen was photographer/designer and Abita Springs Citizen of the Year Mary Davis.  She chose her good friend Jim Long as her King.  All Hail Queen Mary and King James!

Our Grand Marshal was Abita Springs Middle School Teacher of the Year John Ginn.

The Town's Volunteer of the Year, Evette Randolph, was also honored by riding in the parade.



Before beginning work on your entry, please read all the rules on our 2019 REGISTRATION FORM.  
You are going to have SO much fun.

Route: Middle School down Main Street to Pine to Level; right turn before cafe onto Hickory, left on Main back to school.  (Route is subject to change.)

Download PDF of Route Map

2018 photos by
George Long

2017 photos by
Stephen Weaver

2016 photos by
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

2015 photos by Grant Therkildsen




Last year, we added a children's costume contest for kids 12 and under.  And after that, join us onstage for our Disco Dance Party! 

This down-home Party in the Park offers great food, drinks, and prizes awarded to the best or weirdest parade participants. 

If you're really going to get in the Carnival spirit, you gotta WEAR A COSTUME.

Prize artwork and channel graphic above created by John Preble.  Be amazed at the Abita Mystery House.