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Today the town will have a big Opelousas Mardi Gras celebration when the Opelousas Imperial Mardi Gras Parade rolls through town at 11am. After the parade head over to Frank’s Poboys on East Landry Street in downtown Opelousas for live entertainment by Hotline from 1pm-3pm, followed by Mike Broussard Nu’Edition Zydeco from 3pm-5pm.

More Mardi Gras celebrating and entertainment can also be found today at Toby’s Lounge & Reception Center, where doors open at 10am, with live music by Greg Martinez & The Delta Kings at 1pm.

Be safe, and most of all, enjoy another great Mardi Gras Day in Opelousas, and other St. Landry Parish towns. Have a bon temps.

Top feature photo: Beautiful float that was one of eight in the 1903 Opelousas Mardi Gras Parade.