Hundreds of thousands expected to flock to Spanish Town Parade

The well-known parade first took place in 1981.
Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 5:55 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 at 8:19 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade is returning to Baton Rouge Saturday, Feb. 18.

The parade rolls at noon and is put on by the organization Mystic Krewe for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana or SPLL.

Hundreds of thousands of paradegoers are expected to attend.

Robert King, President of SPLL, said they organize the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball, Parade, and Golf Tournament and donate proceeds to local charities.

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend.

King said more than 200,000 are expected to attend Saturday. The well-known parade first took place in 1981.

You can find more information here.

The parade kicks off at noon.

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