Mardi Gras 2017! Mardi
Gras in the heart of Louisiana kicks off its 24th Anniversary! The
Alexandria Mardi Gras Association (AMGA) is working throughout
the year to make this celebration one of the best cultural and
social events in Central Louisiana.
The AMGA is pleased to present this site as a source of information
about a major cultural event in Alexandria for Central Louisiana.
Join us as we celebrate the traditions and heritage of Mardi
Gras in Louisiana!
The Free Zone is back this year and will be as fun filled as
last year, with free popcorn and bottled water, face painting,
jumpers, chalk art and music in one of the best viewing places
on the parade route.
Join us for the Annual
Alexandria Christmas Parade!
AMGA will host the Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade, Sunday,
December 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
This years parade will once again line up at the Old Jakes
Building Parking Lot (Behind Office Depot) and extension lineup
will be on Gus Kaplan Drive and proceed up Jackson Street Extension
and disassemble at the Alexandria Senior High School parking
2017 AMGA Grand Marshal
Sarah Katherine McCallum
2017 Grand Marshal
To Be Announced
2017 Grand Marshal
February 24, 2017
Please enjoy this 5:30 slideshow
of the 2010 Mardi Gras festivities created by Melva Terrel
Taste of Mardi Gras will be held on February 24, 2017 at the Alexandria Riverfront Center. Taste of
Mardi Gras was created in 1997 as a fundraiser for the Cenla Chapter
of the Louisiana Restaurant Association. The first year, it was
held in conjunction with the grand opening of the Alexandria Riverfront
Center. It has grown tremendously from approximately 350 in attendance
to over 3,500.
On Friday, February 24th Hixson Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade will kick off the 24th Anniversary of Alexandria's family-oriented
Mardi Gras weekend. The 10th annual Classic Cars/College
Cheerleaders, sponsored by Hixson Autoplex,
begins at 4:30 p.m. and followed the same route as Saturday's Children's
Parade in downtown Alexandria. It featured classic cars paired
with college cheerleaders from colleges and universities in Louisiana
Each year the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association chooses persons
of distinction who have positive impacts on the quality of life
in Louisiana to serve as Grand Marshals. The 2017 Krewe Parade Grand
Marshal is Gary Hilborn. The 2017 Grand Marshal of the CC/CC parade
is (TBA). The 2017 Children's Parade Grand Marshal is Sarah Katherine
The goal of the AMGA is to provide a cultural event, appealing to
all cross sections of the community, state and region, to help stimulate
For additional information, please contact the individual listed
as chairman under each event or AMGA President, Chris Chelette (318)