FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF YOUNGSVILLE
January 10, 2022
MARDI GRAS SEASON IS BACK
YOUNGSVILLE’S MAYOR KEN RITTER ANNOUNCED the City of Youngsville’s Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11AM.
Parade permit applications must be completed online at Youngsville.us. Deadline to enter the parade is Monday February 21, 2022. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION begins Monday, January 10 through Friday, February 11, 2022. Parade permits for floats/ trucks pulling trailers cost $400 and single vehicles/dance schools cost $200. After February 11, 2022 permits for floats/trucks pulling trailers goes up to $500 and single vehicles/dance schools goes up to $300. Trailers must be less that 40′ in length and must have sides not less that 4′ in height. Double Decker Floats can be no higher than 13′.
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 25-27. 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, “Mardi Gras is back and I am pleased to announce the UL Lafayette Softball team will be leading this year’s parade. We are excited to watch them take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mardi Gras Mambo softball tournament. The City of Youngsville is proud to continue offering this family friendly parade and we look forward to hosting a collegiate softball tournament the same weekend. We look forward to seeing you for the Mardi Gras Parade and the Mardi Gras Mambo in Youngsville, Where Life Is Sweeter!”
The Parade will take the same route this year, starting at the Youngsville Sports Complex on Savoy Road and ending at the Youngsville Sports Complex.
See the parade route here with designated Family Friendly Alcohol Free Zone and port-a-let locations included:
A message from Youngsville Police Chief Rickey Boudreaux & Youngsville Police Department: Please make plans to arrive early for the parade. Several roads will be closing at 9:30am prior to the parade time or earlier if the traffic congestion warrants.
The following roads will be closed:
Hwy. 92/Verot School Rd.
Savoy Rd/Decon Rd.
Chemin Metairie/Guillott Rd.
Hwy. 89/Fortune Rd.
Bonin Rd./Fortune Rd.
Chemin Metairie/Fortune Rd.
Please note: NO trailers allowed to park along the parade route unless parked on private property.
For the latest information on the Mardi Gras Mambo NCAA Softball Tournament, visit YoungsvilleSportsComplex.com