2015 Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras Parades, Downtown!

Mardi Gras Day is Tuesday, February 17th!

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Don’t forget to get your King Cakes:
Strands Cafe’, Matherne’s Market, CC’s Coffe House, PJ’s Coffee, Pam’s Capitol Corner Market, Spanish Town Market, Main Street Market, or the Red Stick Farmers Market.

KREWE of ARTEMIS, "It's Always a Party with Artemis," 7 p.m.,

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The Krewe of Artemis 13th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will roll through the streets of downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, February 6th at 7 p.m. Parade begins and ends at the corner of Government Street and St. Philip Street.

The Goddess Artemis was known as the "Mistress of Animals" and the "Protector of Children." The Krewe features a full length New Orleans style night parade and promises an evening of fun for all ages. Join the excited revelers as they line the parade route... Artemis style! Revelers will be treated with themed throws, including the Krewe of Artemis' signature high heeled shoe, along with footballs, tambourines, stuffed animals, float beads and lighted throws.

The Artemis Soiree will be held on January 17, 2015 at the Baton Rouge River Center Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m. and presentation begins at 8 p.m. with Blue Eye Soul Revue playing.

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KREWE MYSTIQUE de la CAPITALE, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"
2 p.m.

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Krewe Mystique de la Capitale

The Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale welcomes you to our 2015 Mardi Gras Parade, as we celebrate 38 years of parading in Louisiana's capital city. We are the city's oldest parading Mardi Gras Krewe in Baton Rouge. Our theme for this year's parade will be: "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." The Grand Marshall for this year's parade will be Whitney Vann, who will be repeating that honor from years ago. There will be plenty of additional celebrities riding in our parade this year, including our King who is known throughout the world for a career involving "diamonds". You will not want to miss it! Our parade is family oriented and promises fun for all ages. It consists of several marching bands, 12 to 14 floats that represent our Krewe along with many other marching units and float from various organizations through south Louisiana totaling over 60 units.

Mystique rolls onto Baton Rouge streets at 2 p.m. Parade begins and ends at the corner of Government and St. Philip Streets. Krewe Mystique de la Capitale held its first parade in 1977 and has continued with its annual Mardi Gras Parades to this date. Our parade is a wonderful experience for all that attend.

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KREWE of ORION, "Heroes and Villains"
6:30 p.m.

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The Krewe of Orion's 17th annual Mardi Gras parade will roll through downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. This family-oriented parade begins and ends at the corner of Government Street and St. Philip Street. Parade goers will be treated to a lineup of exciting, colorful traditional lighted and tractor-pulled floats. Rollin' with the theme of "Heroes and Villains," each float will be decorated to depict its well known theme. Masked and costumed riders will throw plenty of Orion parade theme medallions, footballs, cups, plush animals, swords, doubloons, lighted throws, and beads. Marching bands, as well as riding and marching units will be among the great sights and sounds at this wonderful parade.

For those wanting a lot more, consider the Krewe of Orion's Masquerade Ball indoors at the Baton Rouge River Center at 7 p.m. Celebrate a magical and exciting evening of music, dancing, and entertainment. Enjoy the parade and catch all of the throws you can as the Krewe of Orion floats and bands roll inside down the center aisle of the Exhibition Hall. All Masquerade guest seats are reserved and are available only through advanced ticket sales.

For 2015, Masquerade will showcase "No Limits" playing some of the best dance music ever heard spanning six decades of popular hits from the 60s to today's Top 40 hits. Once No Limits takes the stage, it will instantly become clear why they are one of the premier live performing groups in the United States today. There is "no limit" to the amount of fun you and your guests will experience when this high-energy band kicks off Masquerade.

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CAAWS MYSTIC KREWE of MUTTS, "Marvelous Mutts"
1:30 p.m.

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Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Logo2015 Mystic Krewe of Mutts celebrates Comic Book Canines, its 16th annual parade. The Krewe of Mutts is a family-oriented, fun-filled, parade and promises all a very special day. Mardi Gras colored costumes and pet-sized floats will roll along North Boulevard on Sunday, February 8th at 1:30 p.m. Parade begins at North Boulevard and St. Ferdinand Street, rollin' north onto 8th Street, 8th Street to 5th Street, rollin' north on 5th Steet to Convention Street, rollin' west on Convention Street to 4th Street, rollin' south on 4th Street and ending at the corner of North Boulevard and Fourth Street.

The CAAWS main booth is located in the new North Boulevard Town Square (near Bus Stop) for registration, information, T-shirt sales, packet pick-up, etc. Bark in the Park activities will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. along North Boulevard, Registration from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Costume Contest at 12 noon, Visit the booths and vendors along North Boulevard for a day full of food, shopping, pet adoptions, information, demonstrations, activities, contests and fun!

Register Your Float... anything that you can push or pull, such as a wagon is allowed. Contest winners will receive prizes for Best Costume, Best Float, and Best Group Costume categories. ALL pets must be on a leash; NO motorized floats; NO retractable leashes allowed (safety purposes); ALL dogs should have a proof of current rabies vaccination tag; and NO puppies (under 12 weeks of age), NO aggressive dogs, and NO dogs in heat, are allowed.

Krewe of Mutts is CAAWS largest fund-raiser that raises the much needed funds for it's CAAWS Community Outreach Spay/Neuter Program. CAAWS does not receive any government assistance and subsists solely from private donations and memberships. Please support CAAWS so that we may continue with the work we do. All donations and memberships are tax–deductible. For more information contact CAAWS at 270–5192 or email us at caawsmail@yahoo.com

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Town Square from 1O a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Showcasing live bands, Krewers, a Vendor Village, art exhibits, food love songs for Valentine's Day and a tribute to drummer Ronnie Houston. Headlining will be Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor. 'Taste of Louisiana' meal tickets are $10. and $20.

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SPANISH TOWN PARADE  "St. Valentine's Day Masquerade"
12 Noon

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Spanish Town's 35th Annual Parade will rock out once again on Saturday, February 14th at 12 noon. Parade begins on Spanish Town Road and Fifth Street and ending on Lafeyette Street and Main Street. This Krewe rolls with a fleet of 85 - 90 crazy-schemed floats or more. Dancing to the marching bands, hands poised for catching exotic goodies. Come early and bring your lawn chairs. Join King Shelby Holmes, Queen Johanna Smith, and Grand Marshal Allen Kirkpatrick in the 2015 parade. You don't want to miss this Krewe and their parade!

Spanish Town Mardi Gras 26th Annual Ball will be held on January 31, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center. The doors open at 7 p.m. and let the music begin at 7:30 p.m. The headlining band will be "Bucktown All Stars" and also the Eddie Smith Band. Dress will be costume or creative formal put your best ideas to work!

NOTE** The Alcohol Free Zone is designated from the north side of Convention Street between 5th and 7th Streets.

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8 a.m. – 12 Noon


2015 Mambo's 1 Mile Fun Run, 10k, and 15k will be held on February 21, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 12 Noon. Races start and finish on North Boulevard, near the North Boulevard Town Square. The Post Fete Party will be hosted in Galvez Plaza after the races.

Street parking in downtown is limited. Nearby garage parking will be located one block north of the North Boulevard Town Square at the corner of Third and Convention Streets. Additional the River Center's East and West Parking Garages are located on Government and St. Louis Streets.

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