Mardi Gras 2015! Mardi
Gras in the heart of Louisiana kicks off its 22nd 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!
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
AMGA will host the Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade, Sunday,
December 14, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
This years parade will once again line up at the Old Jakes
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
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!
Please enjoy this 5:30 slideshow
of the 2010 Mardi Gras festivities created by Melva Terrel
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. The date of the event coincides
with the Alexandria Mardi Gras weekend to offer visitors a Friday
night event immediately following the CC/CC parade offering visitors
another reason to come early to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Heart
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
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
For additional information, please contact the individual listed
as chairman under each event or AMGA President, Chris Chelette (318)