New Roads celebrating Mardi Gras with drive-thru float display

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NEW ROADS, La, (BRPROUD) – In Pointe Coupee Parish, the Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well with new ways to celebrate the Carnival season.

This year you won’t see people actually on floats in parts of Louisiana after parades were canceled, but the Mardi Gras spirit is living on.

There are no beads are being thrown, but in true Louisiana fashion the good times are rolling.

“I’m impressed, I think it’s beautiful” said a Pointe Coupee resident.

Due to the pandemic, floats won’t roll through the streets of New Roads instead the community is coming to them.

“A resident suggested that maybe we put some floats out and then we decided to take this 50,000 square foot building and set them inside of here” said Mayor of New Roads, Cornell Dukes.

The drive-thru Mardi Gras experience allows families to see the excitement from the comfort of their vehicles.

“It still gives you the feel of Mardi Gras while following the Covid-19 restrictions” said a New Roads resident.

“We are resilient and very excited about this. Of course we all wanted Mardi Gras, but this is a great replica of it and everyone is excited” said Dukes.

As people drove by in their vehicles, they said they are ready for that Mardi Gras fun in any way they can get it.

“Just the feel of having Mardi Gras because it was so devastating not to have Mardi Gras this year, but I want them to stay in the spirit and the spirit of Mardi Gras is pure happiness and beauty” said organizer, Valery Dukes.

Floats in the Prettiest City on the Water

311 Mill Street, Old Cottonseed Mill

Face masks are required. Purchase your ticket at or

Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate.

For more information, contact Larenda Broussard at 225-638-5368 EXT. 401 or 337-380-1321

Monday, Feb. 8th-Tuesday, Feb.16th
Weekdays 5pm-10pm
Weekends 10am-10pm
and Mardi Gras Day 10am-10pm

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