Most of the major festivities surrounding Mardi Gras 2021 have been canceled around Acadiana.

Ahem, we said "most," not all.

Should you want to partake in a good ole fashioned "country" Mardi Gras celebration, head down to Vermilion Parish and catch the festivities for the Gueydan Mardi Gras celebration.

On Saturday, January 30, Le Krewe Du Le Originales Et Les Enfants will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Run, a Mardi Gras Parade, and then wrap up the evening with live music on the Duck Festival grounds.

Registration for the run happens from 7:00 am to 8:30 am and that's for all riders, horses, and floats. The run will start at 9:00 am from the Duck Festival grounds and pretty much run through parade time.

The Gueydan Mardi Gras Parade rolls at 3:00 pm down Main Street.

And to wrap up the evening, there's live music by Colby Latiolais and Ambush until 8:00 pm. There is a $5 entry fee per person (kids 12 and under are admitted free).

The organizers of the Gueydan Mardi celebration are reminding everyone to stay safe when enjoying the festivities by practicing social distancing and wearing masks.

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