Mardi Gras for Miles
Get your purple, green and gold – Mardi Gras is set to roll in 2022! The long-awaited return of carnival season has folks anxious to “pass a good time” with family and friends, and as being host to the second largest celebration in Louisiana, Houma is ready to deliver!
Moving slightly south to Bayou Country is the perfect way to get your Mardi Gras fill in an environment that is more conducive to families. The large stretch of parade route allows for bigger crowds to spread more easily, free designated parking areas in the historic downtown district and easy parking along the inner city, and affordable dining options to make your Mardi Gras experience one you’ll never forget. Whether you are enjoying the spectacle of a late-night celebration with one of our evening parades or making a day out of tailgating with one of our world-famous King Cakes during a daytime parade, it’s good fun for everyone, all day long!
Sure, we have over 13 krewes that parade five miles along the bayou from Southland Mall down passed the Courthouse, and yes, we start parading two whole weeks before Fat Tuesday even arrives, but down in the Bayou Country, we are known for doing it big. Experience an atmosphere that is nothing short of electric as cheering crowds gather to catch beads, cups, doubloons and other fun items from our festive New Orleans’ style double-decker floats drawn in lights with all the familiar tunes of carnival season bursting through the speakers. All you need to enjoy yourself is hold your hands up and yell “throw me somethin’ mister!”