Mardi Gras season kicks off Saturday
Mardi Gras tableaus begin Saturday in the Tri-City area when the Krewe of Adonis kicks off the local ball season.
Seven more balls in succession will follow Adonis. Also, six parades will be held during this year’s local Mardi Gras celebration.
Mardi Gras will be celebrated Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21.
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 Adonis
The men’s Krewe of Adonis will hold its 37th Mardi Gras ball at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.
Floor seating is by invitation only; balcony viewing is available for free.
Bidding farewell will be King and Queen Adonis XXXVI Lee Dragna and Mrs. Robby Marcel.
Adonis hosts the first parade of the local Carnival season and the area’s only nighttime procession Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
The parade will begin at Brashear and Federal avenues in Morgan City, proceed down Federal Avenue to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street, Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard where it will end at the Myrtle Street intersection.
Krewe of Nike
The children’s Krewe of Nike will host its 41st coronation Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium.
Floor seating is invitation only.Making an appearance will be King and Queen Nike XL Gregory Landry and Madeleine Hover. Landry is the son of Kim and Paul Landry. Hover is the daughter of Tracie and John B. Hover.
Members of the krewe will join the Krewe of Dionysus as it parades through Berwick Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
St. Mary AARP
The 24th annual St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras Court and Ball will also be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, home of St. Mary AARP in Morgan City.
The coronation will take place at 7 p.m. followed by music by Morgan Blanchard until midnight.
Saying farewell will be King and Queen XXIII Herman J. Smith and Linda L. Darce.
The organization has no plans to parade.
Krewe of Galatea
The women’s Krewe of Galatea will present its 43rd tableau Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at the auditorium.
This is an invitation-only event. Balcony seating, also by invitation, is black tie.
Bidding adieu will be Queen and King of Galatea XLII Mrs. Keith Langley and Steve Domangue.
Galatea will host its annual parade Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. in Morgan City.
The procession will organize on Second Street in Morgan City under the U.S. 90 Grizzaffi Bridge and proceed north to Onstead Street, Sixth Street, Marguerite Street (where a toast will take place at the reviewing stand), Ninth Street, Clothilde Street and Victor II Boulevard, ending at the auditorium.
Krewe of Amani
The Krewe of Amani also will present its 14th annual coronation Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Bayou Vista Community Center.
Floor seating is by invitation only. Balcony viewing for persons 12 and over is available for $5.
Saying a final farewell will be King and Queen Amani XIV Reginald Weary and Mrs. Jovian Jones.
Amani will present a Lundi Gras parade Monday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in Patterson.
The procession will line up at Patterson High School and proceed down La. 182 (Main Street) and end at the Place Norman Shopping Center.
Krewe of Dionysus
On Saturday, Feb. 11 the Krewe of Dionysus will present its 33rd annual coronation at 8 p.m. at the Berwick Civic Complex.
This is an invitation-only event. Balcony viewing is free.
Making an appearance will be King and Queen Dionysus XXXII R.L. “Bret” Allain II and Kim Hayes.
Dionysus will present its parade on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in Berwick.
The procession will line up on Gilmore Drive and turn left on John Street, right on Robichaux Street, right on Mount Street, left on Gilmore, right on La. 182, right on Tournament Boulevard, right on Fairview then right on Pattie Drive where it will disband at Berwick Junior High School.
Krewe of Hannibal
Also on Saturday, Feb. 11 the Krewe of Hannibal will present its 32nd tableau at 8 p.m. at the auditorium.
Floor seating is by invitation only. Balcony viewing is $5.
Bidding adieu will be King and Queen Hannibal XXXI Mario Harris Sr. and Leslie Skinner.
Hannibal members will parade with the Krewe of Dionysus Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in Berwick.
Krewe of Hephaestus
The Krewe of Hephaestus will host the last coronation of the local season Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the auditorium. This is the krewe’s 52nd year.
Floor seating is by invitation only. Balcony viewing is free.
Saying a final farewell will be King and Queen Hephaestus LI Gary Duhon and Alaina Adams.
Hephaestus will parade Fat Tuesday 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 at 385-4224.
Krewe of Adonis: Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Morgan City.
Krewe of Dionysus: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m., Berwick.
Krewe of Galatea: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m., Morgan City.
Krewe of Amani: Monday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Patterson.
Krewe of Hephaestus: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., Morgan City.
Siracusa/Greenwood Parade: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., Siracusa Subdivision.