The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana as a 2020 Top 20 Event for the month of January. From glittering parades and royal costumes to mambo, Zydeco and gumbo, the festivities have something for everyone, Jan. 3-Feb. 25.
Featured events include Twelfth Night, Jan. 4; the World Famous Cajun Extravaganza Gumbo Cook-off, Feb. 22; the Children’s Day Parade, Feb. 23; and the Royal Gala on Monday, Feb. 24. Topping off the season is the Krewe of Krewes Parade on Tuesday, Feb. 25. For a full list of Mardi Gras events, log on to www.swlamardigras.com.