January 3, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mardi Gras Mambo NCAA Division 1 tournament returns; Dustin Poirier to serve as 2023 Mardi Gras Parade Grand Marshal
YOUNGSVILLE’S MAYOR KEN RITTER ANNOUNCED the City of Youngsville’s 2023 Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11AM.
This year’s parade will coincide with the Mardi Gras Mambo NCAA Division 1 women’s fast pitch softball tournament, which will be held at the Youngsville Sports Complex, February 17-19. The Mardi Gras Mambo softball tournament, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University, will feature 10 teams from around the country and over 250 players. Most of the participating teams are scheduled to ride in the parade.
MAYOR RITTER STATED, “I am excited to announce that Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier, American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and interim UFC Lightweight Champion and founder of The Good Fight Foundation, will be leading the parade as Grand Marshal. Dustin is a leader in and out of the MMA Octagon so we’re proud to spotlight his achievements and foundation during our Mardi Gras celebration.”
Parade permit applications must be completed online at Youngsville.us. Deadline to enter the parade is Monday, February 13, 2023. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, January 3 through Friday, February 3, 2023. Parade permits for floats/ trucks pulling trailers cost $400 and single vehicles/dance schools cost $200. After February 3, 2023, permits for floats/trucks pulling trailers will increase to $500 and permits for single vehicles/dance schools increase to $300. Trailers must be less than 40′ in length and must have sides not less than 4′ in height. Double Decker Floats can be no higher than 13′.
The Parade will follow the same route this year, starting at the Youngsville Sports Complex on Savoy Road and ending at the Youngsville Sports Complex. For more info, visit Youngsville.us.
See the parade rules here.
See the parade route with designated Family Friendly Alcohol Free Zone and port-a-let locations included:
Youngsville Parade Route 2023