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Mardi Gras King Cake - Lake Charles on Louisiana's Coast

What’s unique? What’s popular?

Mardi Gras is one of those holidays that is a bit quirky since it feels like it should be a national holiday to everyone who lives in Louisiana. We Louisianans have to remind ourselves that not everyone chases chickens, dresses up in regalia and glitter or has the world’s longest tailgate party, waiting on parades – or – puts a baby in King Cake! So, what’s Mardi Gras like along Louisiana’s Coast?

Here are some highlights:

Deep along the Louisiana Gulf coast , it's well known everyone here loves a festival! With family oriented parades, live music and freshly caught local cuisine; it's no wonder these small-town festivals by the sea are so popular with visitors. Most of the coastal parish festivals are free and guarantee fun for all the family!

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