Mardi Gras parades held Saturday in BR, Baker

Parades roll through Louisiana Saturday bringing fun, revelry

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - It was a day full of parades in East Baton Rouge Parish Saturday, Feb. 15.

The day started with the City of Baker’s Mardi Gras parade in the morning, followed by the Krewe of Mystique parade rolling through downtown Baton Rouge in the afternoon.

The Krewe of Buffaloes kicked off in Baker with children and adults catching a ton of Mardi Gras throws.

"Cups, toys, candy, beads, cookies, chips, everything. They had everything, everything," said Alanna Spann, a parade-goer.

People enjoyed the family-friendly atmosphere of the parade

"Bring the community together closer and closer," said Adrian Ennis.

“It was nice, it was pretty. I’m glad it stopped raining. We had a good time, we had a good time,” said Spann.

Tameka Dickerson says Mardi Gras is one of her favorite holidays.

"It's going down, because of the music. I love parades, I love Mardi Gras, you've got too! We're from Louisiana, what else? We love Mardi Gras!" said Dickerson.

Meanwhile, during the afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge, La Krewe Mystique de la Capitale’s parade rolled on through.

"The parade was awesome. I loved the size of the floats, they had a lot to give. I was super impressed and it was great," said Taylor Glorioso.

Krewe Mystique is one of the oldest Mardi Gras krewes in the Capital City, dating back to around 1976.

"It was all about family, all about fun and the kids. It was very good, very good parade," said Jolynn Pierre.

Some folks came all the way from Kansas City to experience their first Mardi Gras.

“Visiting relatives and taking a little break from work. First Mardi Gras, we’ve been in Louisiana before, but never Mardi Gras. Been a little surprising. It’s been amazing, lots of fun,” said Jerry Smith and his family.

As for where all the beads and throws are headed, that’s a mystery.

“Oh, I have no idea,” said Jolynn Pierre.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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