Capitol City Carnival

Experience a variety of top notch parades and festivals throughout the Mardi Gras Season. With more parades than ever, Downtown Baton Rouge Mardi Gras is a unique experience all its own. Save the date for these family friendly parades and festivals!

MARDI GRAS DOWNTOWN 2019: CAAWS MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS PARADE
CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts

February 9, 2020 - 2pm


The CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade is CAAWS’ largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the CAAWS Spay/Neuter program, which allows us to fix hundreds of cats and dogs in the Baton Rouge community. By spaying and neutering, they are helping keep the pet population down, which decreases euthanization numbers. Website

MARDI GRAS DOWNTOWN 2019: KREWE OF ARTEMIS
Krewe of Artemis

February 14, 2020 - 7pm


Founded in 2001 with the mission of focusing on a family style Mardi Gras event that could be enjoyed by people of all ages.The Krewe features a full length night parade in downtown Baton Rouge. The annual parade is held two Fridays before Mardi Gras day. Website

MARDI GRAS DOWNTOWN 2019: KREWE MYSTIQUE DE LA CAPITALE
Krewe Mystique de la Capitale

February 15, 2020 - 2pm


La Krewe Mystique de la Capitale’s parade is one of the longest running parades in the city. It’s mission is to bring Mardi Gras to Baton Rouge featuring beautiful and elaborate floats in the parade. Website

MARDI GRAS DOWNTOWN 2019: KREWE OF ORION
Krewe of Orion

February 15, 2020 - 6pm


With its expanse of bright stars, Orion, the mythological hunter of the skies, is an apt representation of diversity in the carnival krewe that bears his name. The Krewe of Orion was founded in 1998 by two young men who had a love for the spirit of Mardi Gras and a desire to bring that spirit and tradition to Baton Rouge. Website

MARDI GRAS DOWNTOWN 2019: SPANISH TOWN PARADE
Krewe of Spanish Town

February 22, 2020 - 12pm


The most 'colorful' and potentially the largest parade in the city rolls through downtown the Saturday before Fat Tuesday sporting pink flamingos and quirky themed floats. Website

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival

February 22, 2020 - 10am


The Annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival featuring live music, art, fashion, and food held in Town Square on the same day as the Krewe of Spanish Town. Website