Mardi Gras de la Louisiane 

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2016!
Click to view event calendarMardi Gras in the heart of Louisiana kicks off its 23rd 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!

Visit our 2015 Collectibles page for information about last years collectible items.

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!
The AMGA will host the Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

This year’s parade will once again line up at the Old Jake’s 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 lot.

Click here to read more and for registration forms and requirements.

Click to read moreWorld Renowned Clydesdales Attend 2013 AMGA Parade
The world-famous, eight-horse Budweiser Clydesdale hitch made their second appearance in the 2013 Alexandria Mardi Gras parades. Photo opportunities and interviews were available. Click here to read all about it!

Calendar of Events
Krewe Listing and Ball Dates
Purchase AMGA Collectibles
Merchandise / Food Vendor Application Form (PDF)

Parade Routes, Forms and Information:
2014 Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade Forms (Word Doc) (PDF)
AMGA Parade Route
Childrens Parade Route
2016 Children's Parade Entry Forms (Word Doc)
Hixson Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade Route

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Shaun Sanghani
2015 AMGA Grand Marshal
Krewes Parade
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Meagan Crews
2015 Grand Marshal
Children's Parade
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General Charles C. Campbell
2015 Grand Marshal
HCCCC Parade
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Gregor Trumel
Special International
Guest of Honor
Children's Parade
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Victory Belles
Special Guests

February 6 -15, 2015

Please enjoy this 5:30 slideshow of the 2010 Mardi Gras festivities created by Melva Terrel Villard
Taste of Mardi Gras will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, 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 13th Hixson Autoplex College Cheerleaders / Classic Cars Parade will kick off the 22nd Anniversary of Alexandria's family-oriented Mardi Gras weekend. The 8th annual College Cheerleaders/Classic Cars Parade, 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 and Arkansas.

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 2015 Krewe Parade Grand Marshal is to be announced. The 2015 Grand Marshal of the CC/CC parade is is to be announced. The 2015 Children's Parade Grand Marshal is to be announced.

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 the economy.

For additional information, please contact the individual listed as chairman under each event or AMGA President, Chris Chelette (318) 623-7359.

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