October 2016 - January 2017 News Archive

  • February 15, 2017
    • 2017 Driver's Safety Meeting:  Will be held at the Belle of BR Atrium Meeting Room located at 102 France St. on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 6:30 PM.  The Driver's Meeting IS MANDATORY! Every parading krewe must send at least 1 member (driver preferred) to the meeting (more if you like). Route, safety rules and parade numbers will be handed out. Immediately following will be the Judges' Bribery Party. Bring your best bribes.


  • January 25, 2017
    • 2017 Spanish Town Ball Bands:  Ides of March with Jim Peterik and guest Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals along with Chris LeBlanc and the Spanish Town Big Band

    • 2017 Spanish Town Parade Judges:  Whitney Vann, Liz Fischer, Nelson Maddox, Debbie Kranske, and Tina Mancuso

  • January 24, 2017
    • The following was sent to the SPLL Board from the Prancing Babycakes (a marching group thet has been a mainstay in the parade for many years) and the board felt it was worth posting on our website.

      The Spanish Town Parade is one day out of the year where Baton Rouge unbuttons its gingham dress shirt, puts on a pink boa, and ignores the rules of decorum and convention that otherwise keeps the Red Stick on its axis.

      Amid a downpour of glitter and beads, it is only a few hours where one has the opportunity to celebrate the mutual pleasures of the flesh and commiserate over the mutual pain of politics in a safe and respectful environment.

      Krewes of the Spanish Town Parade deploy a wicked sense of humor and unparalleled smarts to be entertainingly taboo without degrading anyone based on gender, race, sexual preference, or religion. It's the one place where the dividing lines of men v. women, North BR v. South BR, liberal v. conservative don't necessarily fade so much momentarily perforate, so that by the end of the parade we all dance together regardless of what part of town (or the political spectrum) we come from. It is this outcome-- the communal joy and a shared laugh among adults -- that the members of Spanish Town Parade both seek for themselves and hope to give to others. This is what the Spanish Town Parade is about.

      If you agree with this statement please help us preserve the spirit of the Spanish Town Parade by emailing this to your Krewe members, posting it on your Facebook page or website, and/or sharing it with parade-goers. This way we can let revelers of all backgrounds know Spanish Town is for them. . . as long as they don't mind pink panties and free condoms flying at their face.

  • January 11, 2017
    • Spanish Town Mardi Gras Royalty Brunch
      Honoring the 2017 Royal Court
      All past Kings, Queens and Grand Marshals

      Saturday January 21, 2017
      11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Lyceum Ballroom
      124 Third 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

      For Tickets, Table Reservations and to RSVP PLEASE CONTACT (by January 16th):
      Laura McDavitt (225) 241-2318 or Cherie Brumfield (225) 753-1022
      You can also go online to:  Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stla-royalty-brunch-2017-tickets-28748562725

      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 RSVP and purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

  • January 01, 2017
    • 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 February 03, 2017 - February 05, 2017.   The special room rate will be available until January 13th 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.


  • November 10, 2016
    • The 2017 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Theme:  Come Hell or High Water, It's Slippery When Wet

    • The 2017 Spanish Town Royalty has been announced:  King Clarence Buggs, Queen Jenny Bourgeois, and C0-Grand Marshals Helen Newton and Joshua Ramirez


  • October 08, 2016
    • The 2017 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball and Parade Dates:  The Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, February 04, 2017 and The Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Time to get excited and start making your plans!