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

Welcome to Coulee Region Mardi Gras

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

2018 Mardi Gras Ball

The 2018 Mardi Gras Ball is Saturday, February 3, 2018,  from 4:30 pm – midnight at The AmericInn Hotel Riverfront, 1835 Rose Street, La Crosse.  Rooms are $139.99 plus tax (1 king bed).  Reserve your room in the “Mardi Gras Block” by January 3, 2018, 608-781-7000

What is Coulee Region Mardi Gras?

Coulee Region 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, Coulee Region 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

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