Mardi Gras hits Livingston & Ascension Parish this weekend

Your complete guide to all of the parades and parties taking place across Southeast Louisiana

ASCENSION PARISH, La. — The Mardi Gras mambo heads to Livingston and Ascension Parish this weekend as carnival season ramps up across Southeast Louisiana.

With more than 50 parades rolling across Louisiana this weekend, Mardi Gras is in full swing in the Bayou State!

Unfiltered with Kiran has your complete guide to the 2023 parades across the Baton Rouge area.

Kroux of Barkus | February 11

Walker will continue a tradition they started in 2022 with the Kroux of Barkus.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Sidney Hutchinson Park. The pet parade will follow the walking trails at the park starting at the Challenger’s Field parking lot.

Bayou, the top competing giant schnauzer in 2021, will be this year’s parade grand marshal.

Nouveaux Cajun Xpress Band will perform from 1-3 p.m. There will also be food vendors and other activities. Registration proceeds will be donated to the Walker Animal Shelter.

Sidney Hutchinson Park is north of Hwy 190. off of Corbin Ave.

READ MORE: Here are the next Mardi Gras parades set to roll through Baton Rouge

Krewe of Diversion | February 11

Krewe of Diversion (Source: Krewe of Diversion)

The Krewe of Diversion will celebrate 28 years of setting sail down the Diversion Canal.

This year’s parade starts at noon around Manny’s Bar at 19706 La. 22. The party continues after the parade with music, food and a live auction at Manny’s. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Krewe of Tickfaw | February 11

Krewe of Tickfaw (Source: Krewe of Tickfaw)

The streets aren’t the only place to catch beads and have a good time. The Krewe of Tickfaw will roll down the Tickfaw River in Springfield February 11 at 2 p.m.

This year’s theme: Louisiana Sportsman. Proceeds from the parade will benefit the Springfield Fire Department.

The parade snakes the Tickfaw River starting at Dendinger Rd. and Hwy. 22. The parade veers off toward Kat’s Warsaw Marina before backtracking toward Hwy. 22, passing by Tin Lizzy’s, River Side Marina and King’s Point before ending at Terry Harbor.

Krewe Ascension Mambo | February 11

Just outside of Baton Rouge, the Krewe Ascension Mambo is set to roll through Gonzales on February 11 at 2 p.m.

This is the second year for the Gonzales parade. It rolls down Burnside Avenue from Cornerview Rd. to Hwy. 30. Burnside and several side streets will be closed for the parade.

Krewe of Denham Springs | February 11

Krewe of Denham Springs (Source: Krewe of Denham Springs)

The Krewe of Denham Springs is celebrating 43 years this year. The parade starts at 3 p.m. at Denham Springs High School and will go down Range Ave. through the Antique District before ending at Veterans Blvd.

Following the parade, there will be live music and food trucks at the Denham Springs Train Station. Thomas Cain, Chase Tyler Band and Clay Cormier will perform.

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Daniel Brown is an award-winning journalist from Livingston Parish. Daniel began his career in Baton Rouge before working at television stations in Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte and Beaumont. As a newsroom editorial leader, Daniel has helped lead stations to regional Emmy awards as well as Edward R. Murrow awards for distinguished journalism. He is a proud graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.

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