2022 SCHEDULE:   Jan 26 Royal Reveal, Freighthouse; Feb 19 Mardi Gras Ball, Radisson; March 1 Fat Tuesday, Legends 
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Welcome to Coulee Region Mardi Gras

Rex & Queen XXIX, Tom & Lisa Kratt

Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”)

Mardi Gras live events will be back in 2022!  Join Rex Tom and Queen Lisa Kratt for frivolity and cavorting!  

Royal Reveal, January 26, 2022 – Freighthouse Restaurant, Hiawatha Room, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Enjoy free beer and hors d’oeuvres in anticipation of the revelation of Rex and Queen XXX for the upcoming Mardi Gras season.  ALL are welcome.  Admission $10 at the door ONLY, no advance tickets.

30th Mardi Gras Costume Ball, February 19, 2022 – Radisson Ballroom 4:30 pm – midnight. Join the newly crowned Rex and Queen for a night of frivolity, dinner, dancing to Fly Casual, auctions and cavorting and supporting Aquinas Catholic Schools.  Check back – tickets available online soon!

Fat Tuesday Celebration, March 1, 2022  – Legends, downtown La Crosse, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Before Lent begins, enjoy a sumptuous Cajun buffet. Rub shoulders with Royalty on the dance floor, music courtesy of Kelly Wilde. Bid on festive silent auction items and Cavort with the 2022 Royalty! Check back – tickets available online soon!

What is Coulee Region Mardi Gras?

Coulee Region Mardi Gras is a 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 and provide educational school/classroom grants supporting Christian values, educational resources, technology development, mental/physical health 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.

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