LAFAYTTE - Mardi Gras went out with a bang in Acadiana Tuesday.
In Lafayette the party got underway around ten as King Gabriel's parade rolled through the city.
It was the first of several to wind through more than 3 miles of 'Cajun Country'.
Folks started lining the streets hours before the parade even started, hoping to find the best spot to grill up some Louisiana barbecue.
The Fox 15 independent parade wrapped up the season with the largest parade, including 40 floats.