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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's Mardi Gras has grown from ten floats and four Mardi Gras Krewes to many floats and Mardi Gras Krewes.

Parades are held in downtown Alexandria and the Texas Avenue - Alexandria Mall area, with other Mardi Gras events at other locations around the Central Louisiana area.

Events are always subject to change.

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

Alexandria-Pineville Convention & Visitors's Bureau


The website of the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association and
Alexandria Mardi Gras on Facebook

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 was held on March 1, 2022. The next Mardi Gras is scheduled for February 21, 2023.

Mardi Gras Parade & Events Scheduled Most Years in the Alexandria Area

Mardi Gras Event
Town of Woodworth Mardi Gras Parade
Maison Rue and Castor Plunge Road
Woodworth, Louisiana
Town of Ball Mardi Gras Parade
North along Highway 165 in Ball from Paradise Elementary to Town Hall

LSUA Mardi Gras Parade
LSUA Campus, 8100 Highway 71 South

Hixson Classic Cars and College Cheerleaders Parade
Downtown Alexandria
Taste of Mardi Gras
Randolph Riverfront Center, 707 Second Street
Mardi Gras Party at the Zoo
Alexandria Zoological Park, 3016 Masonic Drive
Regular admission is charged
Taboo Harley-Davidson Party Gras
2030 North Mall Drive, Alexandria
Free admission
AMGA 23rd Annual Children's Parade
Downtown Alexandria
Mardi Gras Alcohol/Tobacco Free Zone
City of Alexandria Youth Softball Complex - Masonic Drive
Free Admission
AMGA Annual Krewe Parade
Grand Marshal - Writer/Director Layon Gray
Finale Royale


List of Mardi Gras Krewes in Alexandria

It's just not Mardi Gras in Alexandria without a King Cake!
It's just not Mardi Gras in Alexandria without a King Cake!

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 Kouchon
Krewe of Medea
Krewe of Mercury
Krewe of Mystique
Mystique Krewe of Rapides
Krewe of Parlangua
Krewe of Sirena
Krewe of S'iriser
Krewe of Sophia
Krewe of Twelfth Night

Need Lodging for Mardi Gras in Alexandria?

Multiple lodging offerings are available in the Alexandria-Pineville area, including these, with traveler reviews at TripAdvisor:

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

Fairfield Inn & Suites

2839 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301

Fairfield Inn and Suites 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

Comfort Inn

2001 North Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71303

Comfort Inn in Alexandria, Louisiana

Wyndam Garden Alexandria

2301 N MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303

Wyndam Garden in Alexandria, Louisiana

Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites and Conference Center

2720 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303

Best Western of Alexandria Inn and Suites and Conference Center
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

La Quinta 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 Randolph Riverfront Center  

Hotel Bentley and Condos

200 Desoto Street
Phone (318) 442-2226

Hotel Bentley in Alexandria, Louisiana
Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown - Downtown, 701 Fourth Street, adjacent to the convention center Holiday Inn in downtown Alexandria, Louisiana
Hotels in Pineville  
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 2820 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA

Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Pineville, Louisiana
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson - 2727 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA Country Inn and Suites, Pineville, Louisiana
Sleep Inn & Suites - 3411 Highway 165, Pineville, LA Sleep Inn and Suites, Pineville, Louisiana


Visit TripAdvisor to read hotel reviews of Alexandria, compare prices, and make reservations,


Mardi Gras Dates in Alexandria in Upcoming Years

Calculating future Mardi Gras dates really isn't that complicated!

Easter is on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. The date can range from March 23 to April 25. Ash Wednesday is 46 days before Easter, and Fat Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday.

With that said, here is a list of the next five Mardi Gras dates:

  • February 21, 2023
  • February 13, 2024
  • March 4, 2025
  • February 17, 2026
  • February 9, 2027

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: