2018 - Feb. 3:  Costume Ball, AmericInn  Feb. 7:  Bourbon Street Bash, Freighthouse;  Feb. 13:  Fat Tuesday, Legends 

Welcome to La Crosse Mardi Gras

2017 Rex Mike & Queen Bethany Bakalars with their children Emily, Sam & Allison

Order Coulee Region Mardi Gras T-shirts for only $12 each! Print the TShirtOrderForm, fill it out, and mail it today!

In 2016, La Crosse Mardi Gras donated $20,000 to Aquinas Catholic Schools.

Learn more about what is happening at Mardi Gras!

The French Quarterly is our newsletter that alerts you to everything and anything that Coulee Region Mardi Gras does during the year to support Aquinas Catholic Schools

What is La Crosse Mardi Gras?

La Crosse Mardi Gras is a family-oriented celebration uniting the families of La Crosse and surrounding communities in fun, food, and fellowship for a good cause. Since 1991, Mardi Gras has helped provide tuition assistance plus supports technology development and fine arts at Aquinas Catholic Schools (ACS).

Mardi Gras Ball

As with the Mardi Gras festivals in Louisiana, La Crosse Mardi Gras is centered around a Rex and Queen and their faithful “Krewes of Carnivale,” each represented by a Lord and Lady. There is one krewe for each of the local Catholic parishes involved in ACS: Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral, Holy Trinity, Mary, Mother of the Church, Roncalli Newman Center and St. Patrick’s. These krewes, along with the reigning Rex and Queen, make Mardi Gras a very special event. Each year, the krewes creatively reinvent themselves with innovative themes.  See the Event Schedule for details, or Order Tickets now. Support the event by being a sponsor!

What do we do the rest of the year?

We support local festivals, lending our flair and flamboyance to events like Applefest and Oktoberfest. Mardi Gras, like other local fests, strives to bring the community together for fun and fellowship.

2015 Rex & queen with Applefest dignitaries Michael Doerring & Linda Bechly