Opelousas Parade & Chicken Run
March 2 @ 8:30 pm - March 3 @ 8:00 pm
Every year, Lil’ Nate and his zydeco “krewe” host a huge party during Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas, Louisiana. The party begins with live music Saturday night by Lil’ Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers and other zydeco music bands. Sunday afternoon the parade and trail ride leave the grounds of the Yambilee, and at 2pm a chicken chase takes place for all ages. Stick around for more live music at the Yambilee in the evening.
When the parade leaves the Yambilee, it will head south on Railroad Avenue, west on Park Avenue, then north on Bullard Street. Once the parade approaches Highway 190, it will continue west on Charles Burr Lane, north on Colorado Avenue, then back to the Yambilee grounds on Vine Street.
Saturday – Events at Yambilee Arena Building
8:30pm-till – Live music featuring Lil’ Nate and friends
Sunday – Events at Yambilee Arena Building
12pm – The trail ride and parade leaves from the Yambilee Arena
2pm – Chicken run
4pm-8pm – Live music