2014 Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras Parades, Downtown!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
KREWE OF JUPITER and JUNO, "Romancing the Ages"
6:30 p.m.

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Krewe of Jupiter

Jupiter rolls to the streets on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Parade begins at the corner of Government and St. Philip Streets, and ending at the corner of Convention Street & S. River Road. Jupiter's 2014 theme is "Romancing the Ages." The masked krewe and costumed riders will throw parade theme medallions, swords, footballs, cups, plush animals, doubloons, lighted throws, and beads. So come out and join us!

The Jupiter & Juno Jubilee Ball will be held on January 25th at the River Center Ballroom. The Annual Jupiter and Juno Jam after parade party will be held at the Lyceum Dean Ballroom located at 124 Third Street. Doors open at 7 p.m., entertainment provided by Artemis.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH
CAAWS MYSTIC KREWE OF MUTTS, "Semper Fideaux"
1:30 p.m.

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The CAAWS Mystic 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 16th at 1:30 p.m. Parade begins at North Boulevard and St. Ferdinand Street, turning North at 8th Street and ending at 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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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
"KREWE OF ARTEMIS, "Come Rock 'N' Roll with Artemis"
7 p.m.

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The Krewe of Artemis 12th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will roll through the streets of downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, February 21st at 7 p.m. with the theme, "Come Rock 'N' Roll With Artemis." 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.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
KREWE MYSTIQUE de la CAPITALE 
2 p.m.

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Krewe Mystique de la Capitale

The Krewe of Mystique de la Capitale welcomes you to our 2014 Mardi Gras Parade as we celebrate 37 years of parading in Louisiana's capital city. We are the city's oldest parading Mardi Gras Krewe and we've shared 37 wonderful years of carnival fun in Baton Rouge. Our parade is family oriented and promises fun for all ages. Our parade consists of marching bands, 12 to 14 floats that represent our Krewe along with many local businesses, and charitable organizations.

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. With the addition of several bands and many other marching groups, our parade is a wonderful experience for all that attend.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
KREWE OF ORION, "Legends and Landmarks"
6:30 p.m.

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The Krewe of Orion's 15th annual Mardi Gras parade will roll through downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 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. Following the parade theme, "Legends and Landmarks," each float will be decorated to depict well known area people and places. 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. Featured entertainment is a true New Orleans original, Dr. John. This six-time Grammy Award Winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member along with his Nite Trippers will entertain Masquerade revelers with a combination of larger than life musical talent, on-stage persona, and a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by Mardi Gras itself! Opening for Dr. John will be the C J Solar Band. With roots in the Deep South, this group will bring their own blend of edgy, southern rock to Masquerade. All Masquerade guest seats are reserved only through advanced ticket sales.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST
SPANISH TOWN PARADE,"Flamingo Dynasty" 
12 Noon

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Spanish Town's 34th Annual Parade will rock out again on Saturday, March 1st at 12 noon. Parade begings and ends on State Capitol Drive and Spanish Town Road.This Krewe rolls with a fleet of 100 - 120 crazy-schemed floats or more. Dancing to the marching bands, hands poised for catching goodies, eclectic attire is the order of the day. Come early and bring your lawn chairs. You don't want to miss this Krewe and their parade!

2014 Dignitaries are King Gil Leachman, Queen Laken Boudreaux and Grand Marshal Jay Dardenne. The Krewe's 25th Annual Ball will be held on February 15th at Baton Rouge River Center, 7 p.m. Entertainment by Steve Cropper backed by Louisiana's LeRoux with Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie will play at 7:30 p.m., Chris LeBlanc at 10:45 p.m., and Yes That's Right will close the show. 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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