Carencro Cultural District Spring Extravaganza

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Carencro Cultural District Spring Extravaganza

Join us in downtown Carencro, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for the Carencro Cultural District’s Spring Extravaganza. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature local artists and crafters, school bands and chorus, Master Gardener educational talks, local beekeeper demonstrations and more.

Look for us in the new Patriot’s Pavilion, behind City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street. For more information or to get involved, contact Carolyn Ward, 337.781.6428, or Lisa Meche, 337.886.7011.

Mercredi Show 2018 Features Local Music Favorites

The popular Mercredi Show has announced its Spring 2018 performance lineup and it’s filled with area favorites. This free concert series is held at Carencro’s Pelican Park, and features a fun, family friendly atmosphere, with great music and dancing. See the schedule below.

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April 4 Richard Lebouef and Two Step

April 11 Don Rich Band

April 18 Clay Cormier and the Highway Boys

April 25 Kevin Naquin and Ossun Playboys

May 2 Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings

May 9 Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition

May 16 High Performance

Each show begins at 6 p.m. Refreshments are available; no ice chests, please. This community event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of local businesses. Download our sponsorship form to learn how you can support the Mercredi Show.

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Patriots Pavilion

A new community resource is taking shape next to Carencro City Hall. The Patriots Pavilion now under construction will provide a gathering space for various local events. The pavilion was designed by architect Lynn Guidry and the structure is funded in part through Louisiana Government Assistance Program and Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission museum grants.

      

Carencro Flag-Raising Ceremony Kicks Off Mardi Gras 2018

Carnival season opened in Carencro with the official Mardi Gras flag-raising ceremony, Jan. 6, at City Hall. Royalty from local krewes were on hand for the festivities.

Mardi Gras Krewe of Karencro and Krewe de Wide LoadPictured from left is Krewe of Karencro King Louis XXXVI, Tommy Angelle Jr., and Queen Anna XXXVI, Alison Paige Olivier; and Krewe de Wideload Queen Elizabeth IX, Sarah, standing in for Queen Elizabeth XII, Lyndsey Viviano, and King Edward XII, Kyle Derouen.

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras Krewe of KarencroThe Carencro Mardi Gras Association parade begins at 11a.m., Saturday, February 3. Streets will be closed at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at Carencro High School, travels north on University through the city, ending at the North Regional Library. Registered parade floats may line up at the beginning of the parade route at 6 a.m.

For full event details, parade registration and other information, please visit the association’s website.

Carencro Country Christmas

Welcome the holidays in Carencro with two fun events. Join us for the lighting of the city Christmas tree at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at City Hall. There will be caroling and cookies, too. That’s followed the next day with a Carencro Country Christmas, our annual event filled with fun for the family. This community event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Ave.

Some of the activities include:
• Vendors with arts, crafts and food items
• Holiday music with choir and vocalist performances
• Door prizes
• Business and residential decorating contest winners announced

Vendors can sign up for a booth with this registration form. For general information, email us or call Margaret Rozas (337.896.6686). Businesses and homes in the decorating contest will be judged Nov. 30. To ensure your location is on the list, call Iva Clavelle (337.896.6946).

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony Scheduled

All veterans and the public are invited to our annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Carencro Veterans Memorial. This community event offers heartfelt appreciation for the service of our military men and women. A special feature of this year’s ceremony is a tribute to Korean War veterans. It’s a wonderful morning of patriotism and gratitude.

Highlights include:
• Tribute to Korean War veterans by La. State Senator Gerald Boudreaux
• Recognition of all veterans in attendance and all branches of the military
• Patriotic art display by elementary school students
• Presentation of winners of the middle-school student patriotic essay contest
• Video display of local veterans’ photos, historic and recent
• Music and refreshments

Veterans can have their military photos scanned for display by bringing the photo to Melancon Funeral Home no later than Oct. 27. Please submit this form with your photo. You may also email a .jpg of the photo to tribute@melanconfuneralhome.net and indicate “Veterans Video” in the subject line. Call Jessica at 337.896.8596 to confirm receipt. Thanks to Melancon Funeral Home for offering this service for the past several years!

The Carencro Veterans Memorial is adjacent to City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street. We hope you’ll join us for this very special day.

Fall 2017 Events

The fall calendar is filled with music, arts and other cultural activities in Carencro. Two seasonal events, the Mercredi Show and the Carencro Cultural District Marketplace, provide several opportunities for family and friends to enjoy our unique community lifestyle. Make plans to join in the fun!

 
 

Mercredi Show

6-8:30 p.m. at Pelican Park
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Sept. 6 – Charlo and the Bayou Swampers

Sept. 13 – Country Roundup with Jeff Dugan, Kip Sonnier, Tony Bruce, Tammy Lynn, Steve Grisaffe, Richard Comeaux and Marc Hebert

Sept. 20 – Jackie Callier, Ivy Dugas and the Cajun Cousins

Sept. 27 – Warren Storm, Willie Tee and the Cypress Band

Oct. 4 – Mathew Ewing and the All Star Band

Oct. 11 – Tommy G and Stormy Weather

Oct. 18 – Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns

 

 
 

Carencro Cultural District Marketplace

8 a.m. – noon, behind City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter Street
For info, email Carolyn Ward or Lisa Meche
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Sept. 2 – Special feature this weekend: Team Tailgate Party for children, beginning at 10 a.m.

Oct. 7 – Original art, crafts, music, locally made and grown items.

Nov. 4 – Patriotic Art Walk

Carencro on Display at Showcase of Culture

The city of Carencro participated in Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s “Showcase of Culture” at his inaugural “Robideaux Report” address. The “Showcase of Culture” was a highlight of the communities that make Lafayette Parish a culturally-unique area.

We put our best foot forward, showing that Carencro is a city at the crossroads of community, culture, commerce and fun. We showcased the Mercredi Show, Carencro Veterans Memorial, Carencro Cultural District and PARC, a small sample of what the city of Carencro has to offer.

View pictures from the event.

Discoloration of City of Carencro’s Water

The City of Carencro is experiencing discolored water, which is expected to continue for the next few weeks. One of the two water towers is offline due to scheduled maintenance. The 500,000-gallon tower has been drained so the interior can be cleaned and repainted. This process is estimated to take six weeks. Although the remaining 300,000-gallon tower is keeping up with heavy demand which is normally shared by both towers, the iron sediment in the predominately old pipes is being stirred up.

The City of Carencro’s water has always contained heavy iron content. Our city water is tested regularly by the Louisiana Health Department; it meets all their standards and is safe to drink even though it may be discolored. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your patience until this situation is resolved.

Thank you. Mayor Glenn Brasseaux

Mardi Gras 2017 Events

Flag Raising Ceremony

The 2017 Krewe of Karencro Mardi Gras flag raising ceremony will be Friday, January 6, 3 p.m., at the Carencro Veterans Memorial, in front of City Hall, 210 E. St. Peter St. Everyone is invited to attend.

Mardi Gras Parade

The 2017 Carencro Mardi Gras Association 34th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 18 at 11 a.m. Parade route roads will close at 10 a.m. For more information and float registration forms, visit the Association’s website.