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 AGMA Collectibles page for information about our 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.

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

Parade Routes, Forms and Information:
2015 Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade Forms (Word Doc)
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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Jason Ashley
2016 AMGA Grand Marshal
Krewes Parade
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Julia Williams
2016 Grand Marshal
Children's Parade
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Maj. Gen. Richard S. Haddad
2016 Grand Marshal
HCCCC Parade
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The Victory Belles
Special Guests
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February 5-7, 2016

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 5, 2016, 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 5th Hixson Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade will kick off the 23rd Anniversary of Alexandria's family-oriented Mardi Gras weekend. The 9th 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 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 2016 Krewe Parade Grand Marshal is to be announced. The 2016 Grand Marshal of the CC/CC parade is to be announced. The 2016 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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PO Box 13651, Alexandria, LA 71315
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