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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!

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February 3, 2018

Theme: Terrible New TV Channels

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

Our 2017 queen was Abita Springs Citizen of the Year Rachel Lambert.  She chose her husband as King, Dalton "Big Daddy Rat" Lambert.

Parade judges included 17 year old Abita Springs resident and Project Runway contestant Tieler Garsaud along with artist/costumer Kellie Gironda and Trailhead Museum docent Jim Long.

Download PDF of Route Map



Before beginning work on your entry, please read all the rules on our 2017 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.  (No longer goes through roundabout, nor in front of Artigue's/Rosie's.)

2017 photos by
Stephen Weaver

2016 photos by
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

2015 photos by Grant Therkildsen




In 2017, we added a children's costume contest!  It's for kids 12 and under.  After that, you can 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 above created by John Preble.  Be amazed at the Abita Mystery House.