Mardi Gras season in this southwest Louisiana city gets an early start with a Twelfth Night celebration on Jan. 6 that features more than 60 krewes in full costume. An array of lively events follows, including a gumbo cook-off on March 1, a lighted boat parade on March 2, a zydeco dance and Royal Gala ball on March 3 and a flamboyant Krewe of Krewes parade that snakes along a 4-mile route on Mardi Gras day.
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