This is the 28th year for one of south Louisiana's treasured Mardi Gras traditions - the Tee Mamou Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival! The festival itself is the best of the rural, traditional, Fat Tuesday celebration here in Acadiana, with festivities kicking off at 9:00 am in downtown Iota. There will be lots of cajun and zydeco music, delicious cajun cuisine, fantastic local arts and crafts, and of course, the Tee Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras riding in all of their finery through town. People come from all over the world to enjoy Mardi Gras here in Louisiana, and this celebration in Iota is only ONE of the reasons we are proud to call ourselves 'Cajun'! Check out the entire schedule of events, and make plans to head to Iota on February 17th for the fun!