Mardi Gras Spanish Town Parade 2016

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The history of Spanish Town’s Mardi Gras Parade and Ball is legendary – complete with it’s wonderful flamingos making their appearance in Baton Rouge nearly a week before the event.

One of (if not the) longest running Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade. Spanish town is extremely popular and the center of attention for Baton Rouge’s carnival season. It starts each year in the oldest neighborhood in Baton Rouge. The parade is large and you’ve got to get down to downtown early in the morning before they close the streets off for the parade.(before 8 am)

Spanish Town parade has a theme that revolves around pink flamingos. Thousands of people all out costumed in pink with flamingo art everywhere. It’s a wild and crazy party that you don’t want to miss.spanishTown2016

Spanish Town is thought by some to be more adult oriented in their approach to carnival. While this may be true in Baton Rouge it’s very PG especially in comparison to almost every parade in New Orleans.

36th Annual Parade

Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 12:00 Noon

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Want to know the route? Here is a map courtesy of