FESTIVALS & ATTRACTIONS
Mardi Gras on the Depot Street Dance
For a truly Cajun, rural Mardi Gras experience, join us in Church Point for a fun-filled, family oriented Mardi Gras. The Church Point Mardi Gras on the Depot Street Dance is held the Friday and Saturday before Mardi Gras. Enjoy our food, great music and plenty of FUN!
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!
For more information on other Mardi Gras events in and around Church Point, visit:
Church Point Courir De Mardi Gras
Louisiana State University at Eunice - Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana