Mardi Gras on the Sabine

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Explore Orange, in partnership with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, presents the 20th Annual Mardi Gras on the Sabine!

Join us on Friday, February 2nd at the Riverside Pavilion for an evening of fun, with food vendors, DJ entertainment, honoring local football icon Kevin Smith, and live Zydeco music! Then catch some beads on Saturday, February 3rd at 6:00 pm during the Krewe of Krewes parade!

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday, February 2nd
    • Gates | 5:00 pm
    • Food Vendors | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • DJ Entertainment | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Honoring Kevin Smith | 7:00 pm
    • Live Music with Chris Ardoin | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  • Saturday, February 3rd
    • Krewe of Krewes Parade | 6:00 pm

*Due to weather, all Explore Orange events scheduled for Saturday at the Riverside Pavilion have been canceled, including the Munchkin Parade. The Krewe of Krewes parade will still roll at 6:00 pm on Saturday.*

The Krewe of Krewes parade will begin on Front Avenue and 1st Street, turn left on 5th Street, turn right on W. Division Street, turn right on 10th Street, and turn right on Green Avenue.

Parade Route


For additional information concerning the Mardi Gras festivities, please call the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409.883.1011 or the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at 409.883.3536. Please note, no dogs or pets will be allowed at the Riverside Pavilion.

Happy Mardi Gras and let the good times roll!