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It's carnival time again! All over Acadiana, preparations are taking place to celebrate Mardi  Gras 2012. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades, here's a list of what's going on and when here in Acadiana for Mardi Gras 2012.

  • Friday, February 3rd

    • Krewe des Chiens 'People Ball'

    Location: Abacus, 530 West Pinhook, Lafayette

    Time: 7:30pm

    More Info: Flyer Information and registration available here.

    • Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Downtown New Iberia

    Time: 6:30pm – Until

  • Friday, February 10th

  • Saturday, February 11th

    • Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade
    • Krewe des Chiens Parade For Dogs

    Location: Downtown Lafayette

    Time: 2pm (registration begins at noon)

    Info: $25 Registration in advance, $35 Day of

    More Info: paradefordogs.com

    • Carencro Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Begins at Carencro High, Ends at Carencro Community Center

    Time: 11am

    More Info: cityofcarencro.org

    • Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball

    Location: Cade Community Center

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Entertainment: Sideshow

    Cost: $25 per ticket

    More Info: stmartinville.org

  • Sunday, February 12th

    • Courir de Mardi Gras

    Location: Vermilionville, Lafayette

    Time: 10:45 – 1:00pm

    Cost: Adults $8, Seniors $6.50, Children $5, Under 6 years FREE

    More Info: bayouvermilion.org

    • Scott Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Usual parade route

    Time: 1:00 pm

    • Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade

    Time: 1 p.m.

    Directions: Canal, MLK & Main St, Jeanerette

  • Friday, February 10th

    • Friday Night Parade

    Location: Lafayette, regular parade route

    Time: 6:30 pm

  • Friday February 17th-Sunday February 19th

    • Church Point Courir de Mardi Gras

    Location: Downtown Church Point

    Time: Friday – 5-10:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-10:30pm, Sunday 7am-4pm

    Event Info: churchpointmardigras.com

  • Friday, February 17th

    Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

    Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

    Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 6pm

    Performers: The Molly Ringwalds, Blaine Roy & Second Wind, Corey Ledet

    More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

  • Saturday February 18th

    • Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade

    Location: Founders Park, Main St. in Jennings

    Time: 10:30am until

    More Info: cityofjennings.com/events

    • Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park – 5400 Levee Rd. St. Martinville

    Time: 2pm

    More Info: lastateparks.com

    • Children's Parade

    Location: Regular Lafayette Parade route

    Time: 12:30pm

    More Info: gomardigras.com

    • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

    Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

    Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 1pm

    Performers: Marc Broussard, Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin Cajuns, Chris Mulkey w/ Whiskey Bay, The Phossils, Caleb Elliott

    More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

    • Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade

    Time: 11am

    Route: Church Street to Lafayette Street

    Registration: City Hall, by Friday Feb 17th

  • Sunday, February 19th

    • Newcomers Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: St. Martinville

    • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

    Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

    Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 1pm

    Performers: 10 Years, Nick L Beer, Horace Trahan, Biscuithound, Caleb Elliott

    More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

    Time: 1:00pm

  • Sunday, February 19th – Tuesday, February 21st

    • 12th Carnival D'Acadie Downtown

    Location: Crowley

    Time: Sunday 3-10pm, Monday, 3-11pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm

    Info: Music, carnival rides, street dancing, festival foods, free admission

    More Info: crowleyla.com

  • Monday, February 20th

    • Lundi Gras at the Village

    Location: Le Vieux Village – 828 E. Landry St. Opelousas

    Time: 5:00-8:00pm

    About: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie from 6-8pm, boucherie demonstration and tours of Le Vieux Village

    • Queen's Parade

    Location: Usual Lafayette parade route

    Time: 6:00pm

    More Info: gomardigras.com

    • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

    Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

    Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 6pm

    Performers: Wayne Toups, Lafayette's Bayou Boys, Side Show, Dikki Du, Louisiana's Kids

    More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com

  • Tuesday, February 21st

    • 25th Tee Mamou

    Location: Downtown Iota

    Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

    More Info: iotamardigras.com

    • Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Hwy 90 E. at College Road in Jeanerette

    Time: 11:00am

    • Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Downtown Kaplan

    Time: 2:00pm

    • Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade

    Location: Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88 in Coteau

    Time: 1:00pm

    • King's Parade

    Location: Usual Parade route in Lafayette

    Time: 10:00am

    • Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade

    Location: Usual Parade route in Lafayette

    Time: Immediately following King's Parade

    • Fox 15 Independent Parade

    Location: Usual Parade route in Lafayette

    Time: 2:00pm

    • Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette

    Location: Cajun Field, Lafayette

    Time: Carnival & Live music begins at 11:00am

    Performers: Krossfyre, Lee Benoit, Andy Smith Band

    More Info: lafayettemardigrasfestival.com