Alexandria Mardi Gras

About Mardi Gras in Alexandria

Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade

The Mardi Gras au Coeur de la Louisianne (Mardi Gras in the Heart of Central Louisiana) spirit has really taken hold of Central Louisiana since the first parade was held in 1994.

Alexandria's Mardi Gras has grown from a total of ten floats and participation of four Mardi Gras Krewes to twenty-four floats and 23 Mardi Gras Krewes. Parade attendance is now estimated at 120,000, and the Saturday morning Children's parade attendance in downtown Alexandria is estimated at 25,000.

The Alexandria Mardi Gras Association (AMGA) has worked hard to make Mardi Gras in Central Louisiana an event for everyone!

For the most current information, schedules and events, we recommend a visit to

the website of the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association

2017 Alexandria Mardi Gras

Alexandria, Louisiana Mardi Gras ParadeAlexandria, Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade
(Photo courtesy of Alexandria Mardi Gras Association)

Mardi Gras this year will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Highlights of the Alexandria Mardi Gras parade season are as follows:

February 22, 2017
LSUA Mardi Gras Parade
Starts at 12:00pm going down Tom Bowman Road, Grady Britt Drive, Garry Tisdale and Middleton Drive to Acorn Drive and then ending at Lot 5.

February 24, 2017
Taste of Mardi Gras
Alexandria Riverfront Center
707 Second Street, Alexandria

February 24, 2017
Hixson Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade
Route: Downtown Alexandria - Murray - 5th - Jackson - 4th - 3rd to St. James St.

February 25, 2017
AMGA 21st Annual Children's Parade
Route: Downtown Alexandria - Murray - 5th - Jackson - 4th - 3rd to St. James St.

February 25, 2017
Mardi Gras Party at the Zoo
2:00-4:00 pm
General Admission is charged
Alexandria Zoological Park, 3016 Masonic Drive, Alexandria

February 26, 2017
AMGA 24th Annual Krewes Parade
Parade Route: Texas Ave. - Masonic - Memorial - North Boulevard - Alexandria Mall

February 26, 2017
Alcohol/Tobacco Free Zone
Venue: City of Alexandria Dixie Ball field Complex/Corner of Texas and Masonic
Enter from Parking Lot across from Bringhurst Field
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


List of Mardi Gras Krewes in Alexandria

Krewe of Alexandra
Krewe of Anastasia
Krewe of Boogaloo
Krewe Bayou Le Roux
Krewe of Camelot
Krewe of Chaos
Corps de Bienville
Krewe Fleur de Lis
Krewe of the Gratiae
Krewe of Gumbo YaYa
Krewe of Medea
Krewe of Mercury
Krewe of Mystique
Mystique Krewe of Rapides
Krewe of Parlangua
Krewe of Ra
Krewe of Sirena
Krewe of S'iriser
Krewe of Sophia
Krewe of Twelfth Night

Need Lodging for Mardi Gras in Alexandria?

Among the lodging offerings located in the Alexandria-Pineville area are:

Hotels Along Alexandria's South MacArthur Drive  

Courtyard by Marriott

3830 Alexandria Mall Drive - near the Alexandria Mall and the South Traffic Circle

Courtyard by Marriott  in Alexandria, Louisiana

TownPlace Suites by Marriott

3810 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

TownPlace Suites by Marriott in Alexandria, Louisiana

Home2 Suites by Hilton Alexandria

3800 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

Home2 Suites by Hilton in Alexandria, Louisiana
   
Hotels Along Alexandria's North MacArthur Drive  

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

2340 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

Candlewood Suites

2344 N Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Candlewood Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana
   
Hotels at the Airbase Road exit from I-49, near Alexandria International Airport  
Hampton Inn & Suites - at the Airbase Road exit on I-49 Hampton Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

6116 West Calhoun Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Laquinta Inn and Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana

Comfort Suites

6015 Old Boyce Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303

Comfort Suites in Alexandria, Louisiana
Parc England Boutique Hotel - on the grounds of England Airpark, two minutes from the AEX Airport terminal Parc England boutique hotel in Alexandria, Louisiana
   
Hotels Downtown near the Alexandria Convention Center  

Hotel Bentley and Condos

200 Desoto Street
Phone (318) 442-2226

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Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown - Downtown, 701 Fourth Street, adjacent to the convention center Holiday Inn in downtown Alexandria Louisiana

 

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Alexandria Louisiana Bed & Breakfasts

Alexandria offers a variety of B&B venues, such as the following:

Alexandria and Pineville RV Parks and Resorts

The Alexandria-Pineville area offers a number of RV parks and resorts, such as the following: