This weekend the parades begin in Baton Rouge. Here many of these are family friendly compared to some in New Orleans. For parade lovers here's this year's agenda:
Sat. Jan.30, 2010 at 3pm Krewe of Denham Springs.
Sat. Jan 30, 2010 at 6pm Krewe of Jupiter Downtown Baton Rouge
Fri. Feb. 5, 2010 at 7pm Krewe of Artemis (An all female parade) Downtown Baton Rouge.
Sat. Feb. 6 2010 at noon Krewe of Diversion boat parade in Head of Island.
Sat.Feb.6. 12:30pm Krewe of St. Amant Boat Mardi Gras Parade. In St. Amant.
Sat.Feb. 6, at 2pm Krewe Mystique de la Capitale in downtown Baton Rouge
Sat. Feb. 6, at 2pm Krewe of Romany in downtown Baton Rouge. New subset of Krewe Mystique.
Fri.Feb.12 7pm Krewe of Southdowns
Sat. Feb.13 noon Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Baton Rouge
Sat. Feb.13 4pm Krewe of Poseidon Gras in downtown. This is a new parade.
Sun.Feb.14 at 1pm. Krewe of the Good Friends of the Oaks in Port Allen, West Baton Rouge.
Tues. Feb.16 at 11am New Roads Annual Community Center carnival Club Mardi Gras
Tues. Feb.16 at 1:30pm New Roads Lions Carnival Parade