The Krewe of Janus Parade is set to kick off this weekend

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Mardi Gras season is officially here and the celebration continues this weekend with the Krewe of Janus parade set to kick off Saturday, February 15.

The Krewe of Janus with Tyler Smith. (Source: KNOE)

Wednesday morning the King of Janus, Queen of Janus and KOJ Historian, Tony Adams, Donna Tolar and Janet Beard all joined us to discuss the 34th celebration of the Krewe of Janus parade.

Beard says the parade began back in 1984 formed by the Twin Cities JCs in Monroe.

Since then the parade has become a well known Mardi Gras celebration for Northeast Louisiana with hundreds and thousands of people attending every year.

Bread adds the parade makes a big impact economically bringing in $4 million in one weekend.

Tolar says the most enjoyable part of being this year’s queen is making an impact in the community by volunteering in schools, nursing homes, assisted living centers, and libraries.

This year the Krewe of PAWS Mardi Gras Pet Parade will be featured with the Krewe of Janus.

The Parade is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th. Lineup will begin at 6 p.m. at 1118 Natchitoches Street.

To learn more about the Krewe of Janus check out their website.

For information on the parade route click here.