The Traditional Mardi Gras Experience in Lafayette, LA

Mardi Gras, the vibrant and exhilarating carnival celebrated across the globe, finds its unique charm deeply rooted in the heart of Louisiana. While New Orleans often steals the spotlight with its grand parades and bustling streets, Mardi Gras in Lafayette offers a more intimate and authentic experience that captures the true essence of this festive tradition. Camp Margaritaville Breaux Bridge, located only 17 miles from Lafayette, is excited to get to celebrate Louisiana's favorite holiday with you. Continue reading for all of the festivities that will be happening at and near our campground in Louisiana.

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The Tradition Behind Lafayette's Mardi Gras

Steeped in rich history and cultural heritage, Lafayette's Mardi Gras celebration is a reflection of its deep Cajun and Creole roots. Dating back centuries, this annual event brings communities together to revel in music, dance, and the indulgence of local delicacies. One of the distinguishing features of Lafayette's Mardi Gras is its intimate atmosphere. Compared to the bustling streets of New Orleans, Lafayette offers a more relaxed and less crowded environment, allowing visitors to immerse themselves fully in the festivities without feeling overwhelmed by the crowds.

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Mardi Gras Events at Our Louisiana Camp Resort

At Camp Margaritaville Breaux Bridge, we pride ourselves on offering a truly immersive Mardi Gras experience for our guests. From traditional delicious food to live music and dancing, there's something for everyone to enjoy. We are kicking off the holiday weekend on Friday, February 9th with a live performance by one of our favorite returning artists, Kaleb Oliver. Join us Saturday morning for some complimentary Mardi Gras mask making with your friends and family. Adults can then hop on over to our Hurricane drink class before the real celebrations begin. Saturday afternoon, we are starting off with our shoebox float decoration contest and golf cart decorating contest and parade. Get creative for a chance at some awesome prizes! Later that evening, join us and decorate your very own mini King Cake. We are finishing off the day with a performance by Lloyd Stretch and a light up Mardi Gras parade! On Sunday, we are offering a Mardi Gras shaker and slime craft, along with making your own Mardi Gras bead necklace. Our Louisiana campground includes nothing but fun planned for this epic holiday weekend. Learn more about our events and daily activities here

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Nearby Mardi Gras Festivities

While our campground near New Orleans offers a cozy retreat for those seeking a more intimate Mardi Gras experience, there are plenty of nearby festivities to explore. Venture into downtown Lafayette or nearby towns like Eunice and Mamou to witness colorful parades, vibrant street parties, and lively music performances. Immerse yourself in Cajun and Creole culture with events like Mardi Gras balls, fais do-dos (traditional Cajun dances), and cultural exhibitions showcasing the vibrant heritage of the region. 

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Accommodations at Our Campground

Nestled in a central location for Mardi Gras celebrations, our Louisiana camp resort offers a tranquil, yet festive retreat for Mardi Gras enthusiasts seeking a cozy and convenient accommodation option. 

RV Sites

Bringing your RV on the road for the celebrations? Park it in our spacious and well-equipped sites with amenities like full hookups, picnic tables, and fire pits, ensuring a comfortable stay. With several Louisiana RV sites to choose from, your RV site will have everything you need for a stress-free getaway. View all of our RV sites here


For those looking for an "at-home" experience, our cozy Louisiana cabins and cottages provide a charming retreat with all the comforts of home. Each cabin is fully furnished with a full kitchen, private bathroom, and covered porch. Plus, several even have a private bedroom include for an extra touch of comfort. View a full list of our cabins here

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the authentic charm of Lafayette's Mardi Gras celebration while staying at our campground near Lafayette, Louisiana. From traditional festivities at our campground to nearby events and accommodations, we invite you to experience the magic of this beloved Louisiana tradition in the heart of Cajun country. Book your trip to Camp Margaritaville Breaux Bridge for an unforgettable Mardi Gras experience that celebrates the spirit of community, culture, and revelry. Laissez les bons temps rouler!