Alexandria, Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade
(Photo courtesy of Alexandria Mardi Gras Association)
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.
Concern over the spread of the Coronavirus could result in the postponement, rescheduling or cancellation of some Mardi Gras 2021 events.
Events are always subject to change.
For the most current information, schedules and events, we recommend a visit to
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!
Mardi Gras is scheduled next on March 1, 2022.
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
|Town of Ball Mardi Gras Parade
North along Highway 165 in Ball from Paradise Elementary to Town Hall
LSUA Mardi Gras Parade
|Hixson Classic Cars and College Cheerleaders Parade
|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
|AMGA 23rd Annual Children's Parade
|Mardi Gras Alcohol/Tobacco Free Zone
City of Alexandria Youth Softball Complex - Masonic Drive
|AMGA Annual Krewe Parade
Grand Marshal - Writer/Director Layon Gray
List of Mardi Gras Krewes in Alexandria
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|
3830 Alexandria Mall Drive - near the Alexandria Mall and the South Traffic Circle
3810 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
3800 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
|Hotels Along Alexandria's North MacArthur Drive|
2340 Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303
2344 N Macarthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303
|Hotels at the Airbase Road exit from I-49, near Alexandria International Airport|
|Hampton Inn & Suites - at the Airbase Road exit on I-49|
6116 West Calhoun Dr, Alexandria, LA 71303
6015 Old Boyce Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303
|Hotels Downtown near the Alexandria Convention Center|
200 Desoto Street
|Holiday Inn Alexandria Downtown - Downtown, 701 Fourth Street, adjacent to the convention center|
|Hotels in Pineville|
|Holiday Inn Express - 2820 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA|
|Country Inn & Suites by Radisson - 2727 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA|
|Sleep Inn & Suites - 3411 Highway 165, Pineville, LA|
Alexandria Louisiana Bed & Breakfasts
Alexandria offers a variety of B&B venues, such as the following:
- Loyd Hall Plantation Bed & Breakfast near Cheneyville
- Tyrone Plantation and Bed & Breakfast along Bayou Rapides in Alexandria
Alexandria and Pineville RV Parks and Resorts
The Alexandria-Pineville area offers a number of RV parks and resorts, such as the following:
- Alexandria RV Park near Boyce
- Country Living RV Park on Highway 28 East