Late Breaking News

  • January 19, 2019
    • 2019 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Catering Menu:   Get your orders in early, catered food delivered to your table at the Ball!  Mardi Gras Menu


  • October 30, 2018
    • 2019 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Dignitaries:   King Daniel Hoffmann, Queen Gabby Loubiere, and Grand Marshal Rudy Tucker
  • October 28, 2018
    • 2019 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Theme:   Drain the Perversion Canal
    • 2019 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Bands:  Tab Benoit and Werewolf


  • September 24, 2018
    • 2019 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball:   February 16, 2019
    • 2019 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade:  March 02, 2019


  • February 27, 2018
    • Parading Krewes and Past Royalty, come join the party!  SPLL will hold our annual parade float awards and charity donations event on Wednesday, March 28th at Huey's (350 Third St) from 6:30 to 10:00 PM.

  • February 19, 2018
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Float Awards - Presented by honorable judges: Scott McDavitt, Helen Newton, Rob Payer, Tessa Teachman, and (Wee) Mary Alice Gray

      Worst Float: KREWE OF B.R.E.W. - Pixelation of judges photos and no bribes.

      Best Bribe: KREWE OF MIXED NUTZ - Coasters were wonderful and very thoughtful

      Seriously, you should roll on Sunday: KREWE OF NO KLUE - Out of all the debauchery, this was family friendly, tasteful, and the float to see on Sunday, or maybe in the Krewe de Mystique?

      Overachiever: FLAMINGOHOLICS - What are you gonna do next? How can you top this?

      Most likely to get a restraining order: WASTED KREWE: - For your delicious Cockcicles and Bad Humor Ice Cream Truck.

      Best Marching Group: PRANCIN' BABY CAKES - Not only for hosting the judges, but for their impeccable performance in the rain and post parade

      Best Prepared for Rain: KREWE OF REDNECKED - Best float condom, wrapped up for comfort.

      Best use of a recycled FEMA trailer: KREWE OF HOT AIR - No explanation necessary.

      Best Virgin Marchers: KREWE OF BEIGN-YAYS - Put on quite a show for first-timers. We'll see more of them.

      Smiley Anders Journalism Award: KREWE OF OH NAH NEAUX - For letting other people do their job for them.

      Still rolling after all these years: KREWE OF KRONOS - Finally makes it to the winner's podium.

      Best Red Button Award: KREWE OF DEBAUCHERY - They had their finger on the button. Look out Irish Parade.

      Epic Failure: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - Fantastic ship, wrong theme. Must have driven all night from Southdowns.

      Fowl Weather Award: KREWE OF MAMBO -

      Shot in the butt: KREWE OF HEDON -

      Who's on Fourth? Award: C'EST LA VIE - For arriving late and having to stage on N Fourth St.

      Biggest Thong: KREWE OF BOYD AVE - Their thong was bigger than your thong.


  • January 31, 2018
    • The mandatory safety/drivers meeting will be held Wednesday, February 7th in the Belle Atrium meeting hall starting at 6:00 PM. All parading krewes MUST send at least 1 member (all are welcome) to this meeting. Lineup instructions, new parade route and float numbers will be on the agenda.

      Judge's bribery party will be held immediately after at same venue. Krewes, come shower the judge's with your best bribes.

  • January 17, 2018
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras T-shirts will be on sale this Saturday at the decorating party and at the ball.  Cost is $15 for short sleeve and $20 for long sleeve.  CASH or CHECK only, NO credit or debit cards, please!

  • January 05, 2018
    • Have catered food and beverages waiting at your table for the 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball! Your order must be placed by Wednesday, January 17th, at least 72 hours before the event. You can Order Online - The food link is on left side of the page. Don't forget to include the name of the ball, your table number, and the number of guest along with other information asked for.


  • December 05, 2017
    • Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty Brunch
      Honoring the 2018 Royal Court
      All past Kings, Queens and Grand Marshals

      Saturday January 13, 2018
      10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      ATRIUM at Belle of Baton Rouge
      103 France Street, Baton Rouge, LA

      Champagne Buffet, Music, Cash Bar, Raffles & Silent Auction

      $25 per person (by advance ticket & reservations only)

      Tables can be reserved with purchase of EIGHT (8) tickets

      Questions Contact Laura McDavitt (225)241-2318 or Margie Moore (225)802-5237 or Cherie Brumfield (225)753-1022

      For Tickets & Table Reservations:

      Dress Code: Creative Brunch or whatever's left of your Royal Attire

      Sponsored by The Spanish Town Ladies' Auxiliary, Inc. (STLA) with Proceeds to benefit local area charities

      The Brunch is open to all Royalty, Krewes, SPLL and STLA members as well as their guest. Limited seating is available so please purchase your tickets prior to January 06 deadline or until event is sold out.


  • October 24, 2017
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Theme:  Game of Thongs

    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty:  King Derek Howerter, Queen Jamie Bell and Co-Grand Marshals: Kandy Fly and Christina Dupre

    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Judges:  Scott McDavitt, Helen Newton, Rob Payer, Mary Alice Gray and Tessa Teachman

  • October 24, 2017
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Hotel Group Rates:  A block of rooms with group rates for the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball have been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Downtown for January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018.   The special room rate will be available until January 05th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. .  Make your reservations using this link:  Booking Link use the group code STB to get the group rate.  You can also book by calling the hotel directly.

  • October 17, 2017
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball Bands:  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band and The Buck Town Allstars

  • October 16, 2017
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball ticket request forms have been emailed to the krewe contact for all parading krewes and to past royalty. If you have not received your ticket request through email please contact us at and we'll help you out.

  • October 05, 2017
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball:  Due to new permit requirements imposed upon SPLL by SMG, the River Center, Savor Catering and the state board of Alcohol and Tobacco, which allows our ball attendees to bring in their own liquor and food, we have to change our attendee age to 21 and over.

      The board has discussed making this a 21 and over event for a couple of years, but the increase in underage drinking at the event along with the ATC permit requirement has made it mandatory.

      No one under 21 will be allowed to enter, even if they have a ball ticket.


  • August 15, 2017
    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball:  January 20, 2018

    • 2018 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade:  February 10, 2018