Alexandria Mardi Gras

About Mardi Gras in Alexandria

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

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!

The most recent Mardi Gras in Alexandria was on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, with parades and events scheduled before that date.

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule in the Alexandria Area in 2018

Date Mardi Gras Event
January 27, 2018 Town of Pollock Mardi Gras Parade will begin at 10 a.m. from Foster Park
February 2, 2018 Pineville Light the Night Paarade, scheduled for 7:00pm, starting at College Boulevard and continuing down Main Street over the Jackson Street Bridge into Alexandria
February 3, 2018 Town of Ball Mardi Gras Parade starts at 10:00am, rolling along Highway 165
February 3, 2018 Town of Woodworth Mardi Gras Parade begins at Noon at Maison Rue and Castor Plunge Road
February 7, 2018

LSUA Mardi Gras Parade
LSUA Campus, Noon

February 9, 2018 Hixson Classic Cars and College Cheerleaders Parade
4:30pm, Downtown Alexandria
February 10, 2018 Mardi Gras at the Zoo, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
February 10, 2018 AMGA 22nd Annual Children's Parade
Downtown Alexandria, 10:00am
February 11, 2018 Alcohol/Tobacco-Free Parade Zone
City of Alexandria Youth Complex - Corner of Masonic Drive and Texas Avenue
February 11, 2018 AMGA 25th Annual Krewes Parade
Begins at 2:00pm
Texas Avenue - Masonic Drive - Memorial Drive - North Boulevard - Alexandria Mall


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

the website of the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association
the website of the Alexandria-Pineville Convention & Visitors's Bureau


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
Hotels Downtown near the Alexandria Convention Center  

Hotel Bentley and Condos

200 Desoto Street
Phone (318) 442-2226

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


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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: