Here's the latest calendar of events for Mardi Gras action in the Ark-La-Tex as provided by Captain of Captains, Doug Kochenderfer. 



10th Fri.,     Krewe Les Femmes Mystique Coronation, Diamond Jacks, Doors open at 6:30 PM

Cocktail attire, Cash bar,  hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction, advance tickets $40 and

$55 at the door.  RSVP to by 8/3/12

11th Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Coronation, Riverview Hall, Doors open at 6:00 PM,

Coronation at 8:00 PM, Patriotic/Festive Attire, $40.00 per person, Open Bar,

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Music by “The Klocks”.  Tickets may be purchased online

At (click on Bead Room) or mail your request and

Payment to 42 Hal Sutton Drive, Haughton LA, 71037.

11th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Coronation, Knights of Columbus Hall Natchitoches,

doors open at 6:30 PM,  Food Served at 7:00 PM, Coronation at 8:00 PM, live band,

beer and setups provided.  Captains, Kings & Queens complimentary all others

$30.00 at the door.  RSVP to or .

17th Fri., Krewe of Justinian Coronation, Sam’s Town Casino.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with

Royalty Presentation at 7:00 PM.  Music by Limelight.  Attire is Black Tie, Cash Bar,

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres.  RSVP to or call 222-3643.

Tickets are $55.

18th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Coronation, Horseshoe Riverdome, details TBD

25th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Coronation,

26th Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Coronation, Taylortown Store




7th Fri.,     Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Coronation, Diamond Jacks Casino, details TBA

8th Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee Coronation, Eldorado Casino

14th Fri.,     Krewe of Sobek Coronation, 7:00 PM, Riverview Hall Shreveport, Silent Auction,

Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Semi Formal, tickets $40.00, Music by Alter Ego.

15th Sat.,    Krewe of Akewa Coronation, Pine Hills Country Club, Minden, 7:00 PM.  Theme

is “Glitz and Glo”.  More details to follow.

21st Fri.,     Krewe of Highland Coronation, details TBA

22nd Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius Coronation, tentative

29th Sat.,    Krewe of Les Femmes “Shop Til You Drop”.  Join the ladies for the 3rd annual

Shopping trip to Dallas.  Travel by motorcoach leaving at 6:30 AM and returning

About 10:00 PM.  They will visit Sam Moon’s (home of the bling),  Grapevine Mills

Outlet Mall and Garden Ridge.  Cost is $60.  Reserve your space now with

Angela Colvin –  Guests are welcome.




5th Fri.,     Krewe of Elders Coronation, American Legion Cross Lake

6th Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius and Red River Lions are hosting “Hit the Links for the Lions”

Charity Golf Tournament Meadowlake Golf Club – 8:00 am   4 man scramble $50pp/$200 4-man team. Proceeds will be donated to the Louisiana Lions Camp - and the Louisiana Lions Eye Bank -
Contact: Jeni Richard 210-9635 or 925-9754 –

27th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Halloween Party, Knights of Columbus Hall Natchitoches,

Doors open at 7:0 PM, Food, DJ, Costume Contests, Beer and Setups Provided,

Captains, Kings & Queens Complimentary all others $30.00 at the door.


3rd Sat.,    Krewe of Atlas Coronation, V “Mobsters, Molls, and Mardi Gras,  Capri Theater,

620 Milam St. Shreveport,  7:00 PM until midnight, Attire 1920’s Gangster or

Flapper.  Catering by Monjunis, Cash Bar, Silent Auction. Music by Louisiana


10th Sat.,    Minden Fasching Karneval, Downtown Minden

11th Sun.,   Minden Fasching Karneval, Downtown Minden

17th Sat.,    Krewe of Elders 50’s Dance Party,  6 PM – 11 PM.  50/50 raffle, 50’s food available

to purchase.  Prizes will be awarded for Poodle Skirt, Limbo, Twist, and Jitter Bug

Contest.  Reserved tables available (12) First Row tables $250 each and second

Row tables $200 each.  General admission is $10.00.  Contact Jay Prudhome for table

Reservations or information.  635-4901 or 464-4275.  Music by “Dickie T and the

Back When” with special guests TBA.




4th Fri.,     Royalty Mixer, details, TBD

5th Sat.,    12th Night Celebration, details TBD

5th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos 12th Night Celebration,  Knights of Columbus Hall Natchitoches,

Doors open at 7:00 PM, Food, Live Band, Beer and Setups Provided, Captains,

Kings & Queens Complimentary all others $30.00 at the door.

11th Fri.,     Krewe of Elders Grand Bal, details TBD

11th Fri.,     Krewe of Akewa Grand Bal, details TBD

12th Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius Grand Bal, details TBD

12th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Grand Bal, 6:30 PM, Civic Center Springhill, LA

18th Fri.,     Krewe of Sobek Grand Bal, details TBD

18th Fri.,     Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal, Horseshoe Riverdome, details, TBD

19th Sat.,    Krewe Les Femmes Mystique, Diamond Jacks, details TBD

19th Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Grand Bal, details, TBD

20th Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Jazz Brunch, Eldorado Casino, details TBA

25th Fri.,     Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal XII, details TBD

26th Sat.,    Springhill Main street Mardi Gras Parade, 1:00 PM.

26th Sat.,    Minden Main Street Parade, details TBA

26th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Grand Bal, Shreveport Convention Ctr., details TBA

26th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Grand Bal, Natchitoches Events Center, details TBA




1st Fri.,     Krewe of Centaur Float Loading, Centaur Krewe Den

1st Fri.,     Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal V, Diamond Jacks Casino Resort, detail TBA

2nd Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Parade

3rd Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade

8th      Fri.,     Krewe of Highland Bal, Randall T. Moore Center, details TBD

8th      Fri.,     Krewe of Gemini Float Loading, Gemini Krewe Den

9th      Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Parade

9th      Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Parade, details TBA

9th      Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee Bal, Horseshoe Riverdome, details TBD

10th Sun.,   Krewe of Highland Parade, traditional date

12th Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Children’s Parade

12th Tues., Fat Tuesday Bridge Closing Ceremony