Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Mid City Gras Parade

Join us for our Inaugural Mid City Gras Parade! We are SO excited to finally have a Mardi Gras parade in Mid City! We will be marching down North Boulevard and ending at Baton Rouge Community College - a beautiful, spacious route that goes right through the middle of Mid City.

See our parade route here: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/mardi_gras/article_1d6a54a6-f7ba-11e7-bbc0-73eec2dec037.html

We hope to see you there!

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Curbside Hosts Mid City Gras

We have postponed this fundraiser from the original Tuesday date to a new date: Saturday, January 20th from 2-5 PM. The weather forecast looks much better! 

Curbside Burgers (http://www.curbside-burgers.com) is very generously hosting Mid City Gras on Tuesday, January 16th! Mid City Gras will receive part of all food sales between 5-8pm.

Come on down to Curbside, grab a burger and a beer, and pick up some Mid City Gras swag! 

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Mid City Gras at Ogden Park Prowl v.2

This event was postponed due to weather. The new date is Saturday, December 2nd and we hope you will join us!

Come find us at one of our favorite annual Mid City events! We will be second lining through the Prowl and you can also find us at a booth with some awesome goodies and application forms! If you're lucky, you might even see a glimpse of our squirrely mascot.

Our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940230472931794/

Ogden Park Prowl's Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/OPProwl/

Ogden Park Prowl's website: https://www.ogdenparkprowl.org/about

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Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Mid City Gras at White Light Nights

Stop by our booth at Mid City's White Light Nights! We will be located in front of the Capital One Bank on Government Street. We will have lots of great goodies and we can show you how to apply for the parade! White Light Nights is a great celebration of Mid City and we hope you will join us.

Information about White Light Nights can be found at their Facebook event:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/274482293046725/

 

We hope to see you there!

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Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Mid City Gras in the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade

Our friends in the 1031 Consortium will hold their annual Halloween Parade Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge and we're looking for volunteers to march with us! It's free to participate and we'll provide you with some great Mid City Gras merchandise to hand out to the crowd. If you're interested, email us at Hello@MidCityGras.org for details.

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Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Mid City Gras at the Old South Baton Rouge Festival

Stop by our booth, say hello, and pick up some Mid City Gras goodies! 

South Baton Rouge Civic Association’s

5th Annual
“A Taste of Old South Baton Rouge” 
Outdoor Community Festival

Fellowship with Friends, Family and Community
October 28, 2017, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Between Thomas Delpit, E. Washington, Tennessee & Georgia Street(s)

FREE ADMISSION

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Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Mid City Gras at Mid City Rising

Visit our booth at Mid City Rising, an event celebrating art, music, food, and more at The Collective, 2678 Government St, Baton Rouge, La, 70806.

We will have paper copies of our application for you to take with you as well as some other squirrely goodies!

See our Facebook Event here:   

https://www.facebook.com/events/358423417947724/

 

The Collective's Facebook Event here:  

https://www.facebook.com/events/287177245098415/

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May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Mid City Gras Kickoff Party

A kick off party for Mid City Gras, a new nonprofit organization that will hold its first Mid City Mardi Gras parade in 2018, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at The Motor Exchange, 655 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge.

This will be the first of several public events that will be held in advance of the February parade, which will go down North Boulevard and end at Baton Rouge Community College. The exact date for the parade will be announced Aug. 11, at the Demi Gras Ball, the main fundraising event for Mid City Mardi Gras. 

“The time is right for a Mardi Gras parade in Mid City and this is an event for everyone who lives, works and plays in the neighborhood,” said Leanne Myers-Boone, president of Mid City Gras Inc. “More Mardi Gras is always a good thing.”

Mid City Gras is committed to showcasing the vibrant and diverse community in Mid City Baton Rouge. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit, its aim is to enrich the heart of Baton Rouge by hosting events to benefit neighborhood charities and bring the community closer together, culminating each year in an inclusive celebration of Mardi Gras season.

“For years there has been a lot of talk about holding a Mardi Gras parade in Mid City,” said Samuel Sanders, executive director of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and a member of the Mid City Gras board of directors. “Now, we are making this happen.”

At the party, details of the parade will be discussed and the public will have a chance to sign up as volunteers or make tax-deductible contributions to Mid City Gras.

“We want this parade to be a celebration for everyone as it highlights the essence of Mid City and strives to showcase the diversity of the community with a spirit of inclusiveness that positively contributes to the progress of our city,” said Twanda Lewis, vice president of Mid City Gras.  

Organizers are working on ways to capture the anarchic spirit of Mardi Gras. A mascot for the parade, which ties into the signature oaks of Mid City, will be unveiled at the party. The mascot was designed by the local advertising agency, Red Six Media.

“Mardi Gras is about fun, it's about celebration, it's about satire,” said the Rev. Nathan Ryan, associate minister of the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, and head of the Mid City Gras’ Irreverence Committee. "This parade will feature all of these things. Plus, it will have ghosts." 

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