FESTIVALS & ATTRACTIONS
Courir de Mardi Gras
For a truly Cajun, rural Mardi Gras experience, join us in Church Point for the Courir de Mardi Gras.
What is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is a celebration, known in English as "Fat Tuesday," where participants celebrate with music, food, drink, and more ... before the Lent season begins.
While most people envision Mardi Gras "New Orleans - style", rural Louisiana celebrations are unique. Mardi Gras participants don costumes and masks and roam the area on horseback. They stop at homes along the way to perform dances in return for a chicken or any other ingredient needed for a Cajun great "gumbo". Afterward, everyone is invited to attend a fais do-do (street dance) and chicken and sausage gumbo!
When is the Church Point Courir De Mardi Gras held?
The Church Point Courir De Mardi Gras is always held the Sunday before Mardi Gras.
And, for the young ones, there is a Courir for children ages 12 and under, held on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. This family event includes a costume contest and public celebration at the City Park on Lougarre Street.
For more information, visit:
Church Point Courir De Mardi Gras
Louisiana State University at Eunice - Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana