Here in Louisiana, we love Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is one of Louisiana folks' most highly anticipated times of the year. We love the weeks leading up to the Mardi Gras day celebration with Mardi Gras Balls, events, and just preparing for the big day.

If you are not from Louisiana and you hear the words, Mardi Gras, you probably immediately think about New Orleans and we get it. That is where most of the country thinks Mardi Gras takes place but you may be surprised that large and small towns all over Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras too.


And most of the smaller towns Mardi Gras celebrations are way more fun than the massive crowds and craziness in New Orleans. Have you ever been to one of the smaller Cajun towns for a traditional Mardi Gras?

If the answer is no, then you need to put that on your bucket list to go to one or just head over to the small town of Eunice, Louisiana this year for their annual Mardi Gras celebration.

The Eunice Mardi Gras celebration is not a one-day event, it is several days of live music, chicken runs, and parades. This year the fun starts on Friday, February 9th, 2024, and runs through Mardi Gras, on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 with five big days of live music.

Facebook/ Church Point Mardi Gras
Facebook/ Church Point Mardi Gras

The event is called The Cajun Mardi Gras Festival and takes place in Eunice, Louisiana. Here is the list of events going on during the five-day festival.

Friday, Feb. 9th 

  • 6:30 pm -- 4 Horses
  • 9:00 pm -- Wayne Toups
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Russ Conrad

Saturday, Feb. 10th

  • 11:00 am --- Donna Angelle
  • 1:00 pm --- Lakeview Playboys
  • 3:00 pm --- Paw Parade
  • 4:00 pm  ---- Fred Charlie
  • 6:00 pm --- Kevin Naquin
  • 8:30 pm -- Three Thirty-Seven

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Sunday, Feb. 11th

  • 9:30 am --- Old Time Boucherie
  • 10:00 am -- Ryan Simon
  • 12:00 pm -- Kegan Navarre
  • 2:00 pm -- Leroy Thomas
  • 3:00 pm -- Lil Mardi Gras Parade
  • 4:00 pm -- Horace Trahan
Horace Trahan (Photo provided by Horace Trahan)
Horace Trahan (Photo provided by Horace Trahan)

Monday, Feb. 12

  • 12:30 pm --- History of Mardi Gras Presentation
  • 1:00 pm -- Adult Mardi Gras Mask Making
  • 2:00 pm --- Gumbo Cooking Demo
  • 3:00 pm -- Jourdan Thibodeaux
  • 4:00 pm -- Bubba Hebert
  • 6:00 pm -- Gerald Gruenig
  • 8:00 pm -- Travis Matte
  • 10:00 pm -- Clay Cormier
Travis Matte (Photo provided by Travis Matte)
Travis Matte (Photo provided by Travis Matte)

Tuesday, Feb. 13

  • 9:30 am -- Cameron Fontenot
  • 11:00 am -- Wallace Trahan
  • 1:30 pm -- Paul Daigle
  • 3:00 pm --- Courir De Mardi Gras (Trtaditional horse and trailer Mardi Gras Parade)
  • 4:00 pm -- Steve Riley
  • 6:00 pm -- Geno Delafose
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All events are free and all the concerts are in downtown Eunice on 2nd Street. Yep, they shut down the street and Mardi Gras only as Cajuns can do.  Don't miss it!

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