Youngsville’s Mayor Ken Ritter advises the City of Youngsville’s 2023 Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 11 a.m.
Parade permit applications must be completed online at Youngsville.us. The deadline to enter the parade is Monday, February 13, 2023. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION begins Monday, January 3 through Friday, February 3, 2023. Parade permits for floats/ trucks pulling trailers cost $400 and single vehicles/dance schools cost $200. After February 3, 2023, permits for floats/trucks pulling trailers will increase to $500 and permits for single vehicles/dance schools increase to $300. Trailers must be less than 40′ in length and must have sides not less than 4′ in height. Double Decker Floats can be no higher than 13′.
This year’s parade will coincide with the Mardi Gras Mambo NCAA Division 1 women’s fast-pitch softball tournament, which will be held at the Youngsville Sports Complex, February 17-19. The Mardi Gras Mambo softball tournament, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University, will feature 10 teams from around the country and over 250 players. Most of the participating teams are scheduled to ride in the parade.
MAYOR RITTER STATED, “Mardi Gras season is here and I am pleased to announce Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and former UFC Lightweight Champion and founder of The Good Fight Foundation, will be leading the parade as Grand Marshal. We look forward to seeing you for the Mardi Gras Parade and the Mardi Gras Mambo in Youngsville, Where Life Is Sweeter!”
The Parade will follow the same route this year, starting at the Youngsville Sports Complex on Savoy Road and ending at the Youngsville Sports Complex. For more info, visit Youngsville.us.