Governor John Bel Edwards’ Proclamation Outlining Mardi Gras Restrictions
Although many Mardi Gras parades and events have been canceled for 2021 across South Louisiana, there are events that as of now, are technically still happening. As a result, Governor John Bel Edwards' has released his latest proclamation outlining restrictions that will be in place.
KATC reached out to the State Fire Marshal's Office to get a clearer understanding about what Gov. John Bel Edwards' proclamation Section 2E of 209 JBE 2020 applies to concerning Mardi Gras events and parades.
According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, proclamation Section 2E of 209 JBE 2020 does not address or mention Mardi Gras parades, only Mardi Gras gatherings.
Proclamation Section 2E of 209 JBE 2020 states -
"Crowd sizes are limited to no more than 25% capacity as set by the State Fire Marshal with a maximum 150 people in any single outdoor space where individuals will be close proximity to one another and unable to maintain strict social distancing of six feet apart from individuals who are not immediate household members."
We've all heard of the many Mardi Gras parades and events that are cancelled for 2021, but there are a few that are still set to happen at this point.
Below are the Mardi Gras events either sill happening or awaiting decision across Acadiana at this point according to KATC.com. Clearly all information below is subject to change.
Tee Mamou-Iota - Board is planning to have the 2021 festival in its entirety, including food & craft booths, along with bands. A final decision will be made in mid January 2021
Mamou Mardi Gras - Meeting next week to decide
Mamou Courir - No decision made yet
Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade - No decision made yet
Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade - Unknown
Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade - Unknown
Jeff Davis Parish
Jennings Mardi Gras - No decision made yet
Elton Mardi Gras Run - No decision made yet
Krewe de Canailles - February 5th - Sub-Krewes will set up at designated locations in Lafayette, and decorate their lawns, porches and themselves with their sub-krewe's theme. Follow them on Facebook
Queen's Parade - Unknown
King Gabriel's Parade - Unknown
Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade - Parades and Festival canceled
TownSquare Media Independent Parade - Unknown
Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball - Unknown
Parti Gras in the Parc - Date to be announced
Clark Field Mardi Gras Indians - Unknown
Children's Parade - Unknown
Krewe of Bonaparte - Unknown
Le Festival de Mardi Gras - Unknown
St. Landry Parish
Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run - Eunice - Mardi Gras parade canceled, but as for now they will still do the chicken run.
Opelousas Mardi Gras Celebration - Unknown
Cankton Courir de Mardi Gras - Unknown
St. Martin Parish
Henderson Mardi Gras Parade - Unknown
Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade - Unknown
Gueydan Annual Mardi Gras Run and Parade - January 30 - Run starts at 9 a.m., parade begins at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Guillory at 337-247-0555 or Tammy Richard at 337-224-8972.
St. Mary Parish
Krewe of Donnis Annual Baldwin Mardi Gras - No decision made yet
Berwick/Bayou Vista Parade - Unknown