Mardi Gras 2014!
Mardi 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.
Join us for the Annual Alexandria Christmas
AMGA will host the Annual Alexandria Christmas Parade, Sunday,
December 8, 2013, 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!
Kyle Steven Templin
2014 AMGA Grand Marshal
To Be Announced
2014 Grand Marshal
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré
2014 Grand Marshal
February 28 - March 1 & 2, 2014
Please enjoy this 5:30 slideshow
of the 2010 Mardi Gras festivities created by Melva Terrel
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
For additional information, please contact the individual listed
as chairman under each event or AMGA President, Becky Deville (318)