Mardi Gras in the Twin Cities events

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - To make your Mardi Gras celebrations easier we've created an infographic with events, parade routes and safety tips.

Downtown River Jam Mardi Gras Party
Sat. 5 PM - 9 PM
305 Walnut St, Monroe

Paws Mardi Gras Pet Parade
Feb 18 1:30 PM
Antique Alley
Trenton Street, West Monroe

Children's Mardi Gras Parade
Sat. 10 AM
Pecanland Mall, Monroe

3rd Annual Jester Jog
3:30 PM
Antique Alley, West Monroe

Helpful Tips:

-When parking along a side street, avoid driveways and private property.
-No parking along parade route.

-Stay behind the barricades while the parade is in progress.
-Keep an eye on your children.
-Do not throw items at float riders and walkers.
-The City of West Monroe does have an “Open Container” ordinance which does prohibit the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public. This ordinance will remain in effect for the Mardi Gras Parade and will be strictly enforced.
-Be mindful that lewd behavior or drunkenness can get you arrested.