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Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run • Plus: Full 2023 Schedule

St. Landry Cajun Travel is the place for everything you need to know about the 2023 Cajun Country Mardi Gras Season, including the  Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run! This Mardi Gras celebration is nothing like parades you see in big cities. Here, revelers dress in colorful handmade costumes and dance through the countryside.

During a courir, riders go from house to house begging for donations to add in a community-wide gumbo. The highlight of the event is the chicken run, an honored tradition for ambitious, young revelers. During the run, the capitaine will release a chicken or guinea. Participants then compete to catch the fowl. Once captured, it makes for a nice addition to the gumbo.

Check the website for other Mardi Gras events in neighboring communities like Eunice, Opelousas, Sunset, and more throughout the month of February during Mardi Gras Season.


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Northwest Community Center Pavilion
501 Samuel DR
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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