Mardi Gras de la Louisiane 

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2014!
Click to view event calendarMardi Gras in the heart of Louisiana kicks off its 21st 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 2014 Collectibles page for information about last years collectible items. We will be adding 2014 items as soon as they are available.

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.

View and Order photos from the 2011 Mardi Gras Season
Calendar of Events
Krewe Listing and Ball Dates
Purchase AMGA Collectibles
Merchandise / Food Vendor Application Form (Word Doc)

Parade Routes, Forms and Information:
2013 Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade Forms (Word Doc) (PDF)
AMGA Parade Route
Childrens Parade Route
2014 Children's Parade Entry Forms (Word Doc)
Hixson Autoplex College Cheerleaders and Classic Cars Parade Route

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Kyle Steven Templin
2014 AMGA Grand Marshal
Krewes Parade
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Baylea Huffman
2014 Grand Marshal
Children's Parade
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Lt. General Russel L. Honoré
2014 Grand Marshal
CCCC Parade
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Robert Preston, MBA
International Guest of Honor
Children's Parade
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Guy Cohen, MFA
International Guest of Honor
Children's Parade
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Austin Despino
Special Guest of Honor
CCCC Parade

February 28 - March 1 & 2, 2014

Please enjoy this 5:30 slideshow of the 2010 Mardi Gras festivities created by Melva Terrel Villard
On Friday, February 28th Hixson Autoplex College Cheerleaders/Classic Cars Parade will kick off the 21th Anniversary of Alexandria's family-oriented Mardi Gras weekend. The 7th 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 and Arkansas. In 2011, the AMGA began including high school and middle school cheer squads from Rapides Parish.

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 of Louisiana. Taste of Mardi Gras will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Alexandria Riverfront Center.

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 2014 Krewe Parade Grand Marshal is to be announced. The 2014 Grand Marshal of the CC/CC parade is is to be announced. The 2014 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, Becky Deville (318) 452-3681.

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