Monroe to review options before decision on 2021 Mardi Gras season

Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 4:57 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Leadership with the City of Monroe says they plan to discuss their options before making any decision regarding the 2021 Mardi Gras season. The statement comes after the City of New Orleans decided to cancel their Mardi Gras parades for the 2021 season. The City of Baton Rouge is considering cancellations as well.

Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis’ office released a statement from Ellis on Nov. 18 saying, “We are still a few months away from the Mardi Gras season and given the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, city leadership has not yet made a decision on the parade season.

“City officials will be reviewing and discussing options on the parade before making a final decision.”

The annual Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras parade in the Twin Cities is a major event for the West Monroe/Monroe area and is attended by tens of thousands of people from across the region. Krewe de Riviere kicked off a major new parade in 2020.

The Krewe of Centaur in Shreveport-Bossier said in July they planned to postpone their 2021 parade. Other officials around the state have also said they are waiting to see what happens with COVID-19.

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