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City of Eunice announces Five Day Mardi Gras Festival in Downtown Eunice’s Historical District.

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE- February 11, 2022

EUNICE, LA — City of Eunice announces Five Day Mardi Gras Festival in Downtown Eunice’s Historical District.

Eunice’s largest community event of the year, The Cajun Mardi Gras Festival will include five days of street dancing, live music, cajun cuisine, crafts and so much more. The festival will be located at the intersection of Walnut and Second Street, and will run from February 25 through March 1, 2022. 

For more information visit our website, eunicemardigras.com.

The Eunicr Community Health Center is  bringing back the 11th Annual Taster’s Choice at the LSUE Mumphrey Center on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 6-9 pm. It will feature some of Eunice’s best food and great music performed by Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at ECHC & Maple Avenue Pharmacy for $30 or $40 at the door. 

We hosting the Pa Ta Sa Cooking Krewe for our annual Boucherie. If you or your children have never experienced this Cajun tradition,  make sure you are here with us Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 9:30 am. 

Our runs will include the Courir de Mardi Gras run and the  Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras. 

For information & applications to participate in the Courir de Mardi Gras run please see Le Vieux Mardi Gras De Cajuns de Eunice, La on Facebook. 

For information & registration about the children’s Mardi Gras run & parade, please visit Eunice Lil’ Mardi Gras Facebook page and register online.

The festival also features a long list of events that will feature Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie, Three Thirty-Seven, Travis Matte and the Kingpins, and more than twenty more bands throughout the five day weekend. 

The schedule of events are as follows:

Friday, February 25, 2022

6:00-6:45 pm Honorary Jam Session

7:00-9:00 pm Savoy Family Band

9:15-11:15 Pine Leaf Boys

Saturday, February 26, 2022

10:30am -12:30 pm Open Jam Session

12:30-1:30 pm Break

1:30-3:00 pm Lakeview Playboys

3:00-5:00 pm Fred Charlie & The Acadian Cajuns

5:00-7:00 pm Dylan Aucoin

7:00 pm Three Thirty-Seven

10:00 pm Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin’ Cajuns

Sunday, February 27, 2022

9:30 am Boucherie 

10:00 am Ervin Frey & Cajun Prairie

12:30 pm Kegan Navvare & Louisiana Traditions

3: oo p.m. Lil Mardi Gras (children’s parade) 

& Brazos Huval School of Music

5:00 p.m. Leroy Thomas 

Monday, February 28, 2022

10-11 am Mask Making with Mamma Redell

11am-12pm Cooking Demos, smoking sausage first then Gumbo

12-2 pm Bank T’Monde performing

7 pm Bubba Hebert & The New Morse Playboys

9 pm Travis Matte & The Kingpins

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

9:30 am Wallace Trahan & Rice & Gravy

11:00 am Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown

1:30 pm Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold

4:00 p.m. Courir de Mardi Gras parade & 

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys

6:00 pm Geno Delafose  and French Rockin’ Boogie