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

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February 18, 2017

Theme: Dollar Store Dumpster Discoveries

Rolls at 11AM.  Streets close at about 10:45  Lasts about an hour with prizes awarded at the Afterparty.

Our Queen will be Abita Springs Citizen of the Year Rachel Lambert.  She has chosen her husband as King, Dalton "Big Daddy Rat" Lambert.

Parade judges include 16 year old Abita Springs resident and Project Runway contestant Tieler Garsaud along with artist/costumer Kellie Gironda and Trailhead Museum docent Jim Long.

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

2016 photos by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

2015 photos by Grant Therkildsen




This year we're adding a children's costume contest!  It's for kids 12 and under.  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 above created by John Preble.  Be amazed at the Abita Mystery House.