For Immediate Release

January 29, 2015

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Media Relations



Let the Good Times Roll: Leesville to Host Downtown Mardi Gras Events

LEESVILLE, La.--A couple of events in downtown Leesville will provide a fun venue for  Mardi Gras revelers this year.

Mardi Gras Festival

Leesville Main Street is set to conduct its inaugural Mardi Gras Festival Feb. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m.

The festival will be arranged around the Old Courthouse lawn, with food vendors set up along Courthouse Ave.; craft stalls on the lawn; and musical performers playing on the court steps.

Spaces are still available for vendors. The price is $30 for a booth and $40 if you need electricity. Special discounts are offered to churches for fundraising activities.

The deadline to sign up is Feb. 12. To reserve a space or learn more about the Festival, contact Sam Kincade at 337-423-5126 or visit the Leesville Main Street Facebook page.

Mardi Gras Parade

The 2015 Greater Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras Parade is also set to roll at 2 p.m. on Third Street in downtown Leesville.

Float line up begins at noon, with all entries in place prior to 1:30 p.m. All entries should be decorated for Mardi Gras. Costumes are encouraged, and throwing of beads or candy is required.

Entry deadline for the parade is Tue Feb. 10. Cost to be in the parade is $20. For more information on the parade, call the Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce at 337-238-0349.

For a copy of the parade rules, click here.

For a parade entry form, click here.


The City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world, is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, the City of Leesville is home to military families, retired veterans and a growing and strongly patriotic citizenry that provides the basis of a well-rounded and work-ready workforce.   


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