Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge Louisiana

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Real Estate Broker with Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551

Mardi Gras, Party Party Party

 

When you hear of Mardi Gras you usually think New Orleans.  However, for those of you not native to Louisiana, it may come as a surprise to learn that most of the major cities have parades.  Now Mardi Gras is not just a parade, but a series of parades starting the first weekend in February and culminating with final parades and the crowning of a King and Queen on Mardi Gras Day which is Feb. 24th this year.  You will find many colorful parades.  Many have themes that vary from year to year. 

 

Parades in Baton Rouge aremuch more family friendly and not as risque, with the exception of the wild and wacky Spanish Town Parade. 

Here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, one of the favorites is The Mystic Krewe of Mutts.  Krewe of Mutts Mardi Gras Parade, Sun.Feb.15 10mThat's a parade of dogs.  Dog owners dress their favorite dog in colorful costume and parade in downtown. 

 

 

 

 Krewe of Orion Parade 2-14-09 6:30-9:30pm

 Krewe of Orion theme this year is Tour de France, WBRZ Video..

 

 

The Spanish Town parade is one of the more famous and goes thru one of the oldes historic area of the city.  This one usually features flamingos in some other theme that varies year to year.  This year's theme:  Buy Yeaux Bailout.

2009 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Theme - Buy Yeaux Bailout Feb.21,Noon

Visit Baton Rouge has  videos of all the parades that captures some of the flavor.

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Debra Kukulski
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Hi Ann.....I missed that one but was in NOLA for the National Association of Realtors annual conference prior to Katrina.  It really is such a great place!

February 17, 2009 07:26 AM
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Ann Dail
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551

Joseph,  You do miss a lot of fun during Mardi Gras month if you're not here. (Don't like all the traffic jams trying to get around and show houses)

Debra, If you get this way again, you'll have to look me up for a lunch or dinner.

Judi, Ah, my friend, sounds like you are making the best of not being here!  If you can't come home, bring home where you are.  Occasionally I drag out my cowboy boots and hat, but there aren't too many cowgirls here!  And the food, I much prefer chicken fried steak to etouffe and jambalaya.  :-)

February 18, 2009 09:08 AM
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Marta Hinton
Strano & Associates, Military Specialist

Ann,

Wish I had the time to travel down your way from St Louis! We do have our beads ready....

February 18, 2009 10:49 AM
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Ann, yep, couldn't get home to Louisiana to celebrate Mardi Gras with the family there -- so created my own Mardi Gras Party here!!!  I'll post pictures early next week.  We're really excited about it -- have almost 80 people attending.  Lots of good Louisiana food, drinks and desserts, great Jazz music and even a LIVE Auction.  It's a fun fundraiser for The Woman's Club of San Antonio.  :)

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!

February 19, 2009 12:32 AM
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Ann Dail
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Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551

Marta, I love the St.Patrick Day parades in your area. You dog is precious!

Judy, Can't wait to see your post + pictures of the festivities!

 

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