Mardi Gras Cancellations Around Acadiana

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Mardi Gras Cancellations Around Acadiana and the State

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 10:00 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 12:41 PM

Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

Southwest LA Mardi Gras Association announced that all Lafayette Mardi Gras parades will be cancelled for the 2021 season. This will also apply to Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette that was set to be held at Cajun Field from February 12th through 16th. "We regret having to miss out this year but look toward our 2022 festival to be a great celebration for our community and our state. Thank you for supporting our festival and please stay safe this year."

Carencro Mardi Gras Parade Canceled

David Bernard of the Carencro Mardi Gras Association issued the following statement on the cancellation of the Carencro Mardi Gras Parade:

The Carencro Mardi Gras Association has decided to cancel the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade due to circumstances out of its control.
A parade of this magnitude is reliant on a large number of volunteers, specialized services and public entities.
Our Decision to cancel the parade was based on all aspects of not being able to provide a safe environment for all party’s involved.

Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras Canceled

On behalf of the Saddle Tramp Riders Club:

After very much thought and consideration, the Saddle Tramp Riders Club has decided to cancel this year’s Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras. This decision was discussed with Mayor Ryan (Spanky) Meche, Chief Dale Thibodeaux, and other officials, and did not come easy, as 2021 would have been the 60th year of our beloved Cajun Mardi Gras tradition.

We know how many people enjoy our traditional run and parade, but our primary focus is on keeping everyone safe during this pandemic. The health and well-being of our citizens, runners, riders, volunteers, parade-goers, and public officials is of utmost importance.

We invite you to still celebrate the Mardi Gras season by decorating your homes and businesses, and encourage you to also support our local businesses by purchasing memorabilia and king cakes.

Despite the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s celebration, the Saddle Tramp Riders Club remains focused on preserving our Cajun Culture one Mardi Gras at a time.

Please join us on February 27, 2022 to help us make it the best Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras ever!

Sincerely,

Saddle Tramp Riders Club

City of crowley Cancels Mardi Gras 

Crowley, LA- Mayor Tim Monceaux issued the following statement regarding his decesion to cancel this year's Carnival d' Acadie, the city - sponsored Mardi Gras event.

" We have seen a large uptick in Coronavirus because of the fall and winter holidays. We are extremely holeful the vaccines developed to render the population immune to the diseasewill be asdministerd quickly ; however, the harsh reality is that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet. Healthcare professionals believe it will be several months before the general population could receive the vaccine."

" The observance of Mardi Gras is just 6 weeks from today, Tuesday, February 16th. It is a high risk event, with activities that involve interacting with people in one way or another. For the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors to our city, I have decided to cancel any city- sponsored Mardi Gras activities in Crowley this year. Please remember to mask up and practice social distancing. We hope to see you at Carnival d' Acadie 2022."

"Please continue to pray for those affected by COVID-19."

For additional information, contact Crowlet City Hall at 337-783-0824

Scott 2021 Mardi Gras Parade Canceled  

The City of Scott and Scott Business association along with the police and fire departments announce the cancellation of their 2021 Mardi Gras parade.

"We remain vigilant and focused on keeping our community safe, most importantly our citizens, our parade goers, our public safety personnel, and our volunteers," says Mayor Jan Scott Richard." It is a difficult decision, yet we remain focused on representing the whole not the part. We look forward to returning in 2022 to continue with our family friendly parade. In the meantime, stay safe, stay positive, and Eat More Boudin."

No 2021 Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans According to the City's Website

KADN/KLAF- According to the City of New Orleans website, parades in New Orleans will be canceled for the 2021 season according to the Mardi Gras 2021 FAQ section:

"Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus". To read the full guide click here.


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