Carnival continues with Dionysus, Hannibal balls
The local Carnival season is in its last weeks. Five balls have already been held and two more are on tap for Saturday.
One ball will follow on the weekend prior to Fat Tuesday. Six parades will be held in the week leading up to Mardi Gras, Feb. 12.
Krewe officials remind ball patrons that events begin promptly as scheduled and all viewers should be seated prior to the published start times.
Krewe of Dionysus
On Saturday, the Krewe of Dionysus will present its 34th coronation at the Berwick Civic Complex. An 8 p.m. start is planned for the invitation-only event. Balcony viewing is available free to the public.
Bidding adieu will be King and Queen Dionysus XXXIII Stephen Hebert and Electa McCloy.
This year’s Dionysus parade will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Bayou Vista.
Participants will line up on the corner of Jupiter and Delmar streets, and the procession will turn right on Delmar to Venus, Saturn, Southeast Boulevard, Canal Street, Teche Road, Fairmont, back to Southeast and turn right onto Belleview and proceed to its starting point on Jupiter Street where it will disband.
Anyone wishing to put a unit in the parade should contact Roddy Richard, 985-498-0118 or Dale Tompkins, 985-518-3274. All units must be registered.
The krewe will hold an after parade dance immediately following the parade. Tickets, $10, are on sale through any board member. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Krewe of Hannibal
Also on Saturday, the Krewe of Hannibal will host its 33rd ball at 8 p.m. at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Floor seating is invitation only. Balcony viewing is $5.
Saying farewell will be King and Queen Hannibal XXXII Valient Moton and Kasey Williams.
Krewe members will parade with Dionysus.
Krewe of Hephaestus
The Krewe of Hephaestus, the oldest local krewe, will hold the last coronation court in the Tri-City area at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the auditorium. This invitation-only event has free balcony viewing for the public.
Making an appearance will be King and Queen Hephaestus LII Warren Orlando and Caitlyn Bourgeois.
Hephaestus will parade Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. in Morgan City.
The parade will organize at the corner of Sixth and Sycamore streets in Morgan City, proceed down Sixth Street to Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the auditorium.
The Siracusa/Greenwood Mardi Gras Parade will also be held Fat Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Siracusa Subdivision near Morgan City.
Participants will line up on Siracusa Road at 1 p.m. and proceed to James Street and Grace Street before ending at the Siracusaville Recreation Center.
Anyone wishing to participate or for information call Leroy Trim or Kimberlin Frank at 385-4224 or Mary Jones at 519-6971.
—Krewe of Adonis: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, Morgan City.
—Krewe of Dionysus: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, Bayou Vista.
—Krewe of Galatea: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, Morgan City.
—Krewe of Amani: 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, Patterson.
—Krewe of Hephaestus: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, Morgan City.
—Siracusa/Greenwood Parade: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, Siracusa Subdivision.