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School’s out for Mardi Gras…now what?!

Zachary Community School District will be closed Monday, February 20th – Wednesday, February 22nd. If you’re looking for something to keep the kiddos entertained, we’ve rounded up some options for you!

Pawdi Gras at the Market


Zachary Farmers & Artisans Market is excited to welcome Must Luv Dogs Rescue! There will be a Pup Parade at 11 AM, so you have time to shop with the great vendors before and after.

Come out to meet all of the pups up for adoption. Wear your beads, bring your wagons, & your pets to participate! NO need to pre-register…line up with be at 10:30 am and the parade will roll in the Farmer’s Market area at 11 am. Prizes for best pet costumes! Donations for Must Luv Dogs Rescue appreciated!

Enjoy a Par-tea at Banten House Tea Room

Call and book your spot today 225-287-0497!

Head to Knock Knock for Mardi Gras at the Museum!

Two sessions starting at 10am and 1:30pm on Monday, February 20! Both sessions will end with a parade and second line around the museum! Our morning session is almost full, but we’ve still got spots in our afternoon session! Visit KnockKnockMuseum.org/MardiGras to purchase your tickets before they’re gone—$5 for members and $15 for non-members!

Swing by Pj’s Coffee for a king cake inspired drink.

Catch a parade! 

Check out this list from Baton Rouge Family Fun!

Family Friendly Mardi Gras Guide – Baton Rouge and Beyond – (batonrougefamilyfun.com)


If crowds and king cake aren’t for you, take a hike or go park hopping!

Read all about area hikes and parks in the Get Moving section of the Winter 2023 Issue:

Porch and Parish Winter Issue 2023



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