Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade

February 13th 2024

Come celebrate Mardi Gras in Lawrence!

Meet up at Lucia a bit before noon and take a stroll up Mass.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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The Lawrence Mardi Gras celebration startes and ends with Terrebonne! Start your day off right with freshly made beignets and end with classic New Orleans style dinner.

Terrebonne is a proud supporter of the Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade!

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City of Lawrence
Mardi Gras Parade

We are a group of musicians in Lawrence, Kansas that come together every year to celebrate Mardi Gras in the traditional fashion: a funky parade with music, beads, glitter, and more. We will rehearse weekly leading up to the big day and then meet on Mardi Gras in front of Lucia in Downtown Lawrence. We march/stumble down Mass street stopping to play on corners, in restaurants, and anywhere else that won’t kick us out immediately. Everything ends at Free State Brewery with more music and, of course, some beer.

We do this in honor of our friends, Mike and Katie, who started this tradition after moving to Lawrence from New Orleans. They discovered we didn’t have a Mardi Gras and so they built one for us. Now it’s our responsibility to carry the Krewe De Kaw flag and play these tunes to celebrate this Fat Tuesday.

All are welcome. Invite your friends. If you want to play with the band, fill out the form below.

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2024 Schedule

  • 8 am – Terrebonne is open and serving beignets, coffee and cocktails
  • 11:30 am – Everyone meet in front of the Granada and get ready
  • 12 Noon – Parade Starts!
  • Follow the music of the Brass Mob Brass Band from the Granada all the way down to Free State Brewery (with a few musical stops in between)
  • After a beer at Free State, the Parade continues to the Lawrence Public Library (maybe a few more stops for tunes)
  • The parade finishes at Terrebonne ending with more music, drinks, food, and celebration!

Join the City of Lawrence Mardi Gras Parade Band

Rehearsals will be held on Saturday afternoons in January and February.

Parade is at Noon on February 13th.

Thank you for your support!