Spanish Town flamingos land at University Lake

Spanish Town flamingos land at University Lake

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Although Twelfth Night officially signals the start of carnival season, the feeling of Mardi Gras and the plethora of parades are right around the corner when the majestic pink flamingos of the Spanish Town Krewe make their annual appearance.

The flock of wooden birds littered University Lake on Monday morning, Jan. 20. They managed to avoid the algae in nearby City Park Lake.

Floats will roll for the 40th annual Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon.

Spanish Town rolls on Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon.
Spanish Town rolls on Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon. (Source: SpanishTownMardiGras.com)

Dignitaries this year are King Scot McDavitt, Queen Linda White, and Grand Marshal Jason Broussard.

The theme for this year’s parade is Hiney Sight is 2020.

The flock of Spanish Town flamingos landed at City Park lakes on Monday, Jan. 20.
The flock of Spanish Town flamingos landed at City Park lakes on Monday, Jan. 20.

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