Mardi Gras Lafayette 2014

Your Guide to Carnival Season in Lafayette, LA and the Acadiana area

Mardi Gras Balls

A Mardi Gras Ball in South Louisiana is truly a feast for the eyes. There are dazzling costumes in a glittering array of colors and themes, and more rhinestones and sequins than stars in the heavens!

A Ball, sometimes called a Bal Masque (masked ball) is a krewe's opportunity to introduce its new royalty to the Carnival-loving community. Through its Tableau, or themed pageant, the audience meets the krewe's leaders, royalty and lively characters, all performing in an entertaining evening of song and dance. Some krewes present a glittering, formal tableau, while other krewes present their chosen royal court as a spoof on monarchy.

Most Mardi Gras Balls are private affairs, for members and their guests only. If you are not a krewe member, and you're interested in attending a Ball, please note below the balls that have tickets available for non-members, marked with asterisks. (**)

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015
   Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Tenth Annual Ball
   Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm

Friday, January 16, 2015
   Krewe de Wideload Ball
Saturday, January 17, 2015 

   Krewe Bon Amis
       Schilling Shack, 8 pm 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014  
    Children's Krewe of Oberon Ball
       Heymann Center, 6:30 pm

    Krewe de St Martin Ball
       Ramada Conference Center (Holidome)
    Krewe of Olympus Ball
    Krewe of Andalusia Fifty-Seventh Annual Ball and Pageant
       New Iberia, 8 pm

Friday, January 24, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
    Children's Krewe of Camelot Ball
         Holidome, 6:30 pm
    Krewe of Victoria
         Theme: "Louisiana Proud"
         Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm
     Scott Business Association Ball
         Scott Event Center,  8 pm 
Friday, January 31, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

     Children's Krewe des Jeunes Amis
        Ramada Conference Center, 6:30 pm

     Children's Krewe d'Amusement Eighth Annual Ball
        Theme:  "A Night at the Movies"
        Cajundome Convention Center, 6:30 pm

     Les Brigands de Lafitte
        Heymann Center, 8 pm

     Royal Order of Eden
        Theme: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
        Cyr-Gates Community Center, New Iberia, 8 pm 

     Royal Order of the Unicorn
         Martin Luther King Center, 8 pm

Friday, February 7, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014
      Krewe of Angels
         Carencro Community Center, 6 pm

      Krewe of Karencro
         Ramada Conference Center, 7 pm

      Mystic Krewe of Attakapas Ball
         Heymann Center, 8 pm
Friday, February 14, 2014

     Krewe des Chiens People Ball (**)
          City Club, 7 pm 
     Krewe de Bayou's Red Hot Mardi Gras Ball (**)
          The District, 8 pm 

Saturday, January February 15, 2014

      Lafayette Mardi Gras Association Ball
          Heymann Center, 8 pm      

      Mystic Krewe of Apollo Ball
          Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015
      Order of the Troubadours Ball
          Heymann Center

      Krewe de Danse Ball**
          Dance Around the World Studio, Lafayette, 7 pm
      Krewe des Amis Thirty-Third Annual Ball
          Youngsville Center, 7:30 pm 

Friday, February 13, 2015
      Rotary Club of St. Martinville Mardi Gras Ball
          Cade Community Center 

     Krewe of Xanadu Ball
           Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm

Saturday, February 14, 2014
      Krewe of Triton Ball
      Cajundome, 8 pm

Monday, February 16, 2015

      Twelfth Night Revelers
      Heymann Center, 8 pm

      Krewe of Bonaparte Ball
      Cajundome Convention Center, 8 pm

Tuesday, February 17, 2016
      Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association Ball (**) 
           Heymann Performing Arts Center, 8 pm