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Mercredi Show Spring 2020

Another great lineup for our Mercredi Show Spring Season! Join us for this free, family friendly outdoor concert at Pelican Park.

April 1 – Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie
April 8 – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys
April 15 – Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
April 22 – Bobby Page & Swamp Pop Express
April 29 – Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band
May 6 – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys
May 13 – High Performance Band

Schedule subject to change due to weather. Follow the Mercredi Show Facebook page for the latest.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, but leave the ice chest home, please. Food & beverages available. Presented by Parks & Recreation Commission of Carencro.

CBA Holiday Decor Contest

The Carencro Business Association is holding its annual Holiday Décor Decorating Contest for the city of Carencro. Homes and businesses are all invited to participate. Judging will be Friday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Text 337-280-9570 with your name and address if you want your location to be included in the judging.

Christmas Photo Spot

Looking for an Instagram-worthy location for your holiday pics? Check out this charming scene in the Patriots Pavilion, all set up for Christmas photos! Thanks to everyone who assisted the Carencro Cultural District in setting it up:

• G&S Tree Farm, Dean Hagie, for the fresh-cut tree
• Carencro High School FFA students, teacher Blair Comeaux, for construction of the super-sized gift boxes
• Haili & Dylan Schott for painting and decorating the gift boxes

Put on your best (or ugliest) Christmas sweater and smile! Tag us in your social media, #DowntownCarencro. 


Pelican Waste Holiday Schedule

Residents, please note the following schedule changes for garbage and recycling pickup during the holidays:

Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day) – NO pickup.
This route will be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) – Normal route will run.

Wednesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) – NO pickup.
This route will be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 28.

Wednesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day) – NO pickup.
This route will be picked up on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Thank you for your cooperation.  

Patriotic Essays 2019

Congratulations to the Patriotic Student Essay Contest winners for 2019! Thank you to Carencro Business Association for sponsoring this year’s contest. 

Here are the top three winners. Click the link for each student to read their winning essays.

1st place: Emily Roy from St. Ignatius Catholic School

2nd place: Mya Arceneaux from Carencro Catholic School

3rd place: Morrigana Hardy from Carencro Middle School


Kudos to the remaining top 10 finishers. In no particular order: 

Mia Stelly, Grant Domengeaux, and Emily Domingue, St. Ignatius Catholic School; Emma Abrams, Jeanne Glaude, and Ellie LeBlanc, Carencro Catholic School; and Hayleigh Robins, Carencro Middle School.

Thanks to Darrell Minix, Rose Minix, Jody Soileau, Amy Fiorelli, Roy Heiken, and Stacey Judice for their contribution in selecting the top 10 winners for this year’s contest! 

Christmas in Carencro

The Carencro Cultural District invites you to celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas with the official Christmas tree lighting and more holiday fun.

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
6-8 p.m.
Patriots Pavilion, 210 E. St. Peter Street (behind City Hall)
Free and open to the public (donations of canned goods/nonperishable food items accepted)


The Carencro Business Association continues the fun on Saturday when it hosts its annual Carencro Country Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Carencro Community Center, 5115 N. University Avenue
Free and open to the public (donations of hoodies, coats, gloves, hats & scarves accepted)

  • Crusaders Jingle Run at 8 a.m., sponsored by Carencro Catholic School
  • Choirs and musical performances
  • Arts and crafts holiday market
  • Food and refreshments
  • Photos with Santa

Interested in performing or having a vendor booth at Carencro Country Christmas? Please submit our application form.

Meet the Team: Lisa Meche

Carencro native Lisa Meche began working for her hometown five years ago. Her reason? As the city began to flourish, she wanted to be someone who had a helping hand in its growth.

Starting each day with a little prayer and meditation, Lisa utilizes her mornings to prioritize her duties for each day. With a degree in finance from UL Lafayette, and certifications from Louisiana Municipal Clerks Association and Louisiana Association of Municipal Secretaries and Assistants, Lisa is well-suited to carry out the tasks that are included in her duties as Assistant City Clerk. She prepares agendas for council meetings, prepares and processes accounts payable for the city, and submits grant applications on the city’s behalf, to name just a few of Lisa’s regular duties. From serving on the Veterans Memorial Committee and coordinating the Cultural District activities, including the upcoming Old-Fashioned Christmas, Lisa’s commitment to seeing Carencro grow is apparent.

Lisa enjoys being on the move outside of work, as well. Practicing yoga and taking a bike ride are her favorite ways to get some exercise. Lisa loves being able to spend time with her family. She has been married to her husband, Tony, for 36 years and has two kids, Halee Fuselier and Myles Meche. She adores her grandson Hayes Fuselier, and spoils him as often as she can!

Veterans Day Ceremony

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
10-11:30 a.m.
Carencro Veterans Memorial, 210 E. St. Peter Street
Free and open to the public

The Carencro Veterans Day Ceremony truly captures the essence of community. This annual event brings residents together to honor the service of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to expressing appreciation of all veterans, our 2019 ceremony will pay special tribute to Peacetime Patriotism, recognizing veterans who served from the end of the Vietnam War until 9/11 in 2001.

Lynn Guidry, chair of the Carencro Veterans Memorial committee, notes, “Each year, we try to bring special attention to a particular group of veterans during our event. We’ve generally focused on major conflicts and wars through history, yet there are many thousands of veterans whose service came during what’s referred to as “peacetime” although there was battle service and casualties of U.S. military during these years. We think it’s important to note the service of these veterans, as well.”

The event also will feature student art and essays on the theme of patriotism. Veterans in attendance will be honored, and there will be patriotic music and refreshments. Please join us!


Assumption Church Fair

Carencro’s Our Lady of the Assumption Church hosts its 10th Annual Church Fair, Sept 28-29, 2019. The event features a 5K walk/run, food, live music, bingo, games, a raffle, and a fire truck and Smoke House demonstration. All are invited to this fun family event, held on church grounds at 410 N. Michaud Street.

See the event flier.