Mid City Gras rolls through Baton Rouge


BATON ROUGE, La. (FOX 44) (LOCAL 33) The 3rd annual Mid City Gras parade rolled through Baton Rouge Sunday.

Mid City Gras is Baton Rouge’s newest Mardi Gras parade, focusing on inclusivity and bringing North and South Baton Rouge together.

“This is their third parade, they did their second ball this year, it’s been absolutely incredible to see this area of Baton Rouge represented in such a colorful way,” M. E. Cormier with “The Beignets” said.

More than 50 groups and krewes were included in the parade, with many standouts.

The Black Hat Society describes themselves as a “coven of witch craft.”

Known for their witchy vibes, the Black Hat Society is known for their spooky attire and witchy vibes.

“We like to support mid city, we like being a group, we like to get out here in the community and spread our magic,” Member Meredeth Beck-Wiggins said.

Other Krewes had a different agenda. The Krewe of Trashy Nuts spreads an environmentally friendly message to make sure you clean up your trash during this busy time of the year.

“We are kind of an environmentally friendly krewe that’s I think a good definition for us,” Ruth Bowman of the Trashy Nuts said.

The Krewe was adorned in outfits made of recycled trash and plastic and handed out hand crafted recycled beads.

50 groups were in line for the parade donning aquatic themed costumes to fit the “2020 leagues Under the Sea” theme.

“This is really community centric it brings out the whole neighborhood, bringing out not only people but businesses and schools, and we just love the energy,” Beck-Wiggins said.

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