The 2022 Cloutierville Mardi Gras Parade – A Beloved Community Tradition Continues

The 2022 Cloutierville Mardi Gras parade rolled through the south Natchitoches parish town Saturday, Feb 19. Well over 100 units participated in the popular event, bringing everything from monster trucks, floats, and horses to beautifully restored classic cars. The 2022 Parade Grand Marshal, Patrick (Petey) Hicks, Sr., led the parade.

The parade route was jam packed with over 1,000 eager parade goers who lined the main drive through Cloutierville and called out for beads and trinkets to the passing units. They were not disappointed! Beads, cups, candy and small stuffed animals were just a few examples of the huge number of items thrown by the members of the parade units. It was a rare child indeed that did not go home with a neck full of beads and a bag of candy and toys.

The Cloutierville Mardi Gras parade is a fun family friendly event and a superb example of the unique culture that makes Louisiana such a wonderful place to live. The Natchitoches Parish Journal is looking forward to next year’s parade!


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