Krewe of Kings & Queens parade, follow-up celebration planned

Mardi Gras masquerade ball also scheduled

The Krewe of Kings and Queens Extraordinaire, in partnership with the City of Rayne, will host their second annual Krewe of Kings and Queens Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration on Tuesday, March 5, Mardi Gras day.
The entire family is invited to participate in the exciting, family-focused, energetic, costume-filled Mardi Gras parade.
The purpose of the annual event is to facilitate a safe, fun-filled, family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration that honors the history, legacy and pride of traditional Rayne Mardi Gras.
Parade grand marshals for the 2019 special event are Ambra Shae Foreman and Don Charles, participants of recent Mardi Gras events and parades.
The Mardi Gras parade will be filled with traditional Mardi Gras costumes, floats, dance teams, side-by-side vehicles and decorated vehicles as they roll through the streets of Rayne.
Everyone’s invited to participate in the parade including businesses, school organizations, church groups, dance teams, school bands, elected officials local and parish-wide.
Beginning at the Frog Festival Pavilion at 3 p.m., the parade will head south until Harrop, then north on The Boulevard and ending at the Pavilion where the follow-up festivities will be enjoyed.
Delicious food, music, a swing-out contest, dance team competition and much more will be provided for the entire community and participating Mardi Gras revelers.
Admission is free for the entire family to enjoy a variety of events included for Mardi Gras day.
In addition to the Mardi Gras day events, announcement is being made of the organization’s inaugural Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball slated Saturday, March 2, at the Rayne Civic Center.
Individual tickets are $10 each in advance and $15 at the door. Tables of eight (8) or 14 will be available in support of this excellent community engagement opportunity.
The BYOB affair will feature a formal program to include the crowning of the official 2019 parade grand marshals and a traditional New Orleans second line.
Anyone having questions concerning the events or would like to make a donation to ensure a most successful Mardi Gras celebration are asked to contact Ludy Bellad (337-322-5520), Keel Charles (337-247-2969) or any Krewe of Kings and Queens member.

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