Mardi Gras carnival season is a time of celebration all over the world. Here in my state of Louisiana, it’s also a state holiday so that everyone of all ages can enjoy the celebration. When most people hear the words Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, Bourbon Street, and some adult craziness. Mardi Gras actually offers some family friendly events and parades all over the southern US.
Last season, ThemeparkMom came to visit Baton Rouge and we rode together in the Krewe of Artemis Parade. Artemis is Baton Rouge’s all female Mardi Gras krewe, of which I am am member. This is just one of the many Mardi Gras parades being held in Baton Rouge. Here are all the of the parades that roll in the capital city of Louisiana.
Mardi Gras Schedule 2011
Feb 19, 6:30 PM Krewe of Jupiter and Juno
Feb 20, 1:30 PM Krewe of Mutts
Feb 25, 7:30 PM Krewe of Artemis
Feb 26, 2:00 PM Krewe of Mystique
Feb 26, 6:30 PM Krewe of Orion
Mar 4, 7:00 PM Krewe of Southdowns
Mar 5, 12:00 PM Krewe of Spanish Town
Mar 5, 6:00 PM Krewe of Poseidon
Baton Rouge is a family friendly Mardi Gras destination and offers fun for all. Every once in a while, you may see a reveler dressed a bit risque’. A keen eye at your surrounding will help you sensor sights from your little ones. The entire family will enjoy the Mardi Gras floats with the various costumes and the throws that fly through the air into little hands. To plan your family visit to Baton Rouge, check out VisitBatonRouge.com. Don’t forget to enjoy a King Cake this Carnival Season whether you make your way to an area that celebrates this event or if you just want to enjoy one at home by ordering one for home delivery.