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Newcomers Second Annual Mardi Gras Festival

Press release for immediate release
Feb 7, 2019
contact Elaine Clément at 337-394-2233 or at [email protected] for further info.

Newcomers Second Annual Mardi Gras Festival

Shoe Box Float flyer attached.


St. Martinville. Join us for St. Martinville’s Newcomers Second Annual Mardi Gras Festival on the Festival grounds near the Bayou Teche (corner of No. New Market St. and E. Madison St.) on March 3, 2019 from 10am to 9pm!

Enjoy music, local dancing groups, food and craft vendors, a shoe box float making workshop, along with a children and adult Mardi Gras costume contest in the St. Martinville Mardi Gras fashion from noon to 9 pm.

St. Martinville Tourism and St. Martin Parish Library team up to offer shoe box float decorating from 10am – noon for children and adults.  A contest for individual or family creations along with a parade of the floats follows at noon. 

The Untouchable Dance Group performs at 1:30pm, and the Twirling Divas at 2:30pm. 

Enjoy the music of Kami Cole and The Jam from 3 – 5 pm, followed by Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 

Interested food and craft vendors can contact Clara Jean-Baptiste at 337-380-6031 or at [email protected] to sign up or for further information.  Beverages will also be for sale. 

The Shoe Box Float activities are free to participants between 10am and noon.   Entrance to the Festival is free for ages 0-3, $1 for ages 4-12 and $5 for everyone over 13.

The Newcomers Club is a service organization that has been around for over 60 years.   Initially started to teach comportment to young ladies entering beauty pageants, they continue to support children and families through scholarships and assistance to victims of fire, among other community activities.  

For more information, visit the City of St. Martinville’s Facebook page, call 337-380-6031 or 337-394-2233 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]

Schedule for Newcomers Mardi Gras Festival
March 3, 2019

10am-noon  Shoe Box Float building

Noon              Shoe Box Float contest and parade

1pm               Children’s Costume Contest

1:30-2pm     Untouchable Twirl Squad

2:30-3pm     Twirling Divas

3-5pm           Kami Cole and the Jam

5pm               Adult’s Costume Contest

5:30-8:30pm Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames