January 22, 2009, Artist Market, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Paragon Casino Resort, outside area of Mari Showroom, for more information call 1-800-833-4195.
February 7, Krewe of Cyllenius Mardi Gras Ball, Avoyelles Plaza Ballroom, limited number of tickets available to public, for more information contact 318-253-6501
February 8, Krewe of Cyllenius Mardi Gras Parade, Marksville, Parade begins at 2:00 p.m., Lineup begins at 12:30 p.m., call 318-253-7518 for more information.
February 21, Moncla Mardi Gras Parade, 2:00 p.m. Parade begins on Hwy. 115/107 just outside of Marksville City Limits and will end in downtown Marksville. Call 318-253-9830 for more information.
February 24, Simmesport Mardi Gras Parade, 10:00 a.m. Parade begins on Mission Drive and ends at Yellow Bayou Civil War Park, Simmesport.
Source: Avoyelles Commission of Tourism, 8592 Hwy. 1, Mansura, LA 71350, 800-833-4195
Marksville Chamber of Commerce: 318-253-8315 or 318-253-9222
Bunkie Chamber of Commerce: 318-346-2575; www.bunkie.org
Mansura Chamber of Commerce: 318-964-2887
Simmesport Chamber of Commerce: 318-941-2241