25th Annual Mardi Gras/Fasching Parade is Feb. 4

Preparations have begun for the 25th Annual Minden Mardis Gras Parade sponsored by Minden Main Street Program. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. (leaving the Fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m.) Saturday, February 4, with lineup being at 2:30 p.m. at Webster Parish Fairgrounds. The parade route will cover a 3.3 mile route which begins at the intersection of Germantown Road and Elm Street and winds through the Minden Historic District, Downtown and back to Germantown Road.


1) Most Spirited Group

2) Sweepstakes Winner

3) Best Small Float

4) Best Marching Group (Best Overall)

5) Most Original (Creative) Entry. 

Although there is no cash prize, winners receive a trophy and bragging rights for the rest of the year.

All are invited to participate in the parade by entering a float in the lineup. Parade entrants are asked to preregister by January 28, through Minden City Hall. Only those entries that register in advance will be permitted to parade. Entry forms may be found on the Main Street page of the mindenla.org website for online registration, requested by email at mainstreet@mindenusa.com, picked up at Minden City Hall, or at the Webster Parish Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Office.

“Fasching” or the “Fifth Season” is the German equivalent of Mardi Gras which officially began at 11:11 a.m. November 11.

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