Alexandria is located in the center of Louisiana and is known for its Mardi Gras Celebrations. Aside from hosting one of the best celebrations in the state, Alexandria is also home to several museums, performing arts centers, and sports, and many other exciting events and activities. You will definitely want to stay in this city once you uncover just how fun and exciting it can be!
The city is on the very edge of Cajun culture in the state, which means that Mardi Gras is of the highest importance even to the point that it is an official holiday. Every year the Alexandria Mardi Gras Association works hard to put together the Krewes parade, a major cultural festivity in the area that reflects the culture of town and helps represent the Mardi Gras presence here. Parade goers can see over 20 floats, marching bands, and local celebrities. This event attracts nearly an incredible 150,000 people a year, showing that it is one of the best Mardi Gras celebrations in the area. And being the same state as New Orleans and being so close to Lake Charles, that’s saying something.
The Cenlabration is also a big event in Alexandria. Central Louisiana (“Cenla”) has a truly unique culture and heritage, and this culture is celebrated every Labor Day. See unique jazz and zydeco music, enjoy arts and crafts, listen to storytellers, and enjoy Cajun food. There’s nothing quite like the Cenlabration holiday, and it makes Alexandria stand out from its neighbors!
The Alexandria Zoo is also a major attraction. You can see Lions, Cheetahs, Crocodiles, Bears, and more. The Alexandria Zoo is a great place to bring the entire family. Not only does the zoo house some truly unique animals, but it also has events year round, giving you and your family something to look forward to anytime time of the year, and means you can visit more often to see all the latest happenings of the zoo. Plan your visit today.
Alexandria is one of the best places in the area to live. With a vibrant community, a rich history, and beautiful landscape, you won’t want to leave as soon as you set foot within the city. We are glad to be so close to such a great community here at Highway Ford. Be sure to stop in and let us know if you are from Alexandria! We would love to hear about it!
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