Info on upcoming mardi Gras parades

Join the Cloutierville community for its 17th Annual Mardi Grad Parade on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 pm for a family fun day. Come early and check out the vendors and food trucks all down the parade route. The road will close to all traffic at 1:30 pm. The Grand Marshal will be the Natchitoches Parish Fire District 1 members. All elected officials, bands, dance and drill teams, churches, motorcycles, horses, pageant queens, side by sides, golf carts, etc. are welcome. Absolutely no four wheelers. Everything must be decorated and must have something to throw. Parade applications must be turned in by Feb. 6. For more information call Rhonda Sanders at 318-332-7116, Rhonda Carter at 318-332-2523, or Michael Sanders at 318-609-3004 ( This parade is free but due to rising costs, any donations will be accepted.

The Krewe of Dionysos Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18. The krewe is looking for clubs, groups, organizations, teams, etc…to join the Mardi Gras parade.  There is no fee to enter.  Submit a participation form online at