About Coulee Region Mardi Gras
What is Coulee Region Mardi Gras?
Coulee Region Mardi Gras is a celebration uniting the families of La Crosse and surrounding communities in fun and fellowship for a good cause. Since 1991, Coulee Region Mardi Gras has provided tuition assistance and educational school/classroom grants supporting Christian values, educational resources, technology development, mental/physical health, and fine arts at Aquinas Catholic Schools (ACS).
What is the 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.
Traditionally, the Krewes creatively reinvent themselves each year for our Mardi Gras Ball with innovative themes. This year, the Mardi Gras Ball will be a Masquerade Ball for all!
How do we celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras all year?
In addition to our Mardi Gras events, we support local festivals by lending our flair and flamboyance to Applefest , Riverfest, Oktoberfest, and other events. Mardi Gras, like other local festivals, strives to bring the community together for fun and fellowship.
Check out our Event Schedule to cavort with Mardi Gras throughout the year.