Set in central Louisiana’s heartland, this city on the banks of the Red River overflows each year with Mardi Gras merrymakers. While the main draw is a blowout parade on March 2, with marching bands, whimsical floats and more than 20 krewes dressed in flamboyant costumes, there are smaller events too—a Children’s Parade and King Cake Party are held March 1 at the Alexandria Zoo, with resident animals looking on.
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