We are less than a week away from Fat Tuesday and of course, we've still got plenty of parades, chicken runs, Mardi Gras balls, and many other festivities leading up to the big day.

One of the biggest celebrations in all of Acadiana is Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette at Cajun Field and we're happy to announce that the fun will be returning.

The festivities will kick off this Friday, February 9 with the new Kick-Off Parade, which will roll at 6:30 pm.

Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Facebook
Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Facebook

Of course, the midway will return with lots of great rides, games, and carnival food.

Ride all-day wristbands will be available for purchase on the following dates and times:

    • Friday, February 9: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    • Sunday, February 11: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    • Monday, February 12: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Facebook
Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, Facebook

In addition to the main soundstage, there will also be a music and food tent with live music. It opens at 1:00 pm with live music, food, and drink until 6:00 pm. It will remain open through the night with food and drinks.

While the tent music line-up has not been announced yet, we do have the Main Soundstage line-up for all the nights of the festival.

Friday, February 9, 2024

Clay Cormier & the Highway Boys - 6:30 pm
Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers - Following the parade

Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Good Dudes - 6:30 pm
The Chee-Weez -Following the parade

Sunday, February 11, 2024

No music - Super Bowl Sunday

Monday, February 12, 2024

Atchafalaya - 6:30 pm
Wayne Toups - Following the parade

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

DJ - 11:00 am
Cypress Canyon - 11:30 am
Bernie Alan - Right after first band
Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted - Following the parade

Lauren Landry
Lauren Landry

Except for Tuesday, the Main Soundstage opens each night at 6:00 pm.

To learn more about Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette, visit GoMardiGras.com or follow them on Facebook.

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