Each year the Krewe participates in activities in both sister cities.
In February or March (depending on the date of Fat Tuesday) individuals from Sioux City, IA travel to Lake Charles, LA to participate in their Mardi Gras activities. These activities usually consist of participating in a Chicken Run, riding in at least one parade, attending the Krewe of Illusions Ball, some sort of a community service event, and the block party on Fat Tuesday. Additionally there are various other get togethers and activities.
Photos from these events can be viewed in the Photo Gallery (link is on the left side of this page).
Friday, July 5, 2013—Big Parade
The annual Big Parade is planned July 5 in downtown Sioux City. The Mardi Gras-themed parade will start at 6 p.m. at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, and travel east on Fourth Street to Iowa Street. Click here for more information.
The Mardi Gras Festivale Costume Gala and Cajun buffet will follow the parade at 7:30 p.m. inside the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 Fourth St. Tickets are $15 and include a reserved seat and the buffet. Food will be served 6:30-8 p.m. A limited number of free general admission tickets are also available for costume show (does not include buffet).
The band Lisa Haley and the Zydekats also is scheduled to play outside the center. A fireworks show is planned at dusk. Tickets for the Festivale are on sale Friday at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Click here or call 712-279-4800 for more information
Saturday, July 6, 2013—Saturday in the Park Free annual 4th of July weekend music festival at
Saturday, July 6, 2013—Saturday in the Park
Free annual 4th of July weekend music festival at