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).
Thursday, July 3, 2014—Big Parade
The annual Big Parade is planned July 3 in downtown Sioux City. The Mardi Gras-themed parade will start at 6:15 p.m. at 4th and Water Streets and head east on 4th Street to Iowa Street. The entire parade will be broadcast live on KTIV News 4 starting at 6:30 - 7:30.
The Mardi Gras Festivale Costume Gala and Cajun buffet will follow the parade inside the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 Fourth St. There will be an authentic Cajun sit-down dinner and handmade Mardi Gras costumes direct from Louisiana. Food service runs form 6 to 8:15 pm, and the show starts at 8. Tickets for the Mardi Gras Festivale dinner are $18, and include a reserved seat and a Cajun meal. Chefs Al Clark and Bob Dowd will prepare the famous "Taste of Louisiana" dinner featuring chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, Cajun potato salad, dinner rolls and sugar cookies. A kid's meal for ages 12 & under will also be available for $9 and will feature chicken strips, curly fries, sweet corn nuggets and apple sauce. Tickets are on sale at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. FREE seats for the show are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis, no tickets required!
After the food and festivities, the party continues outside the Convention Center, with FREE, live Zydeco music from the Louisiana based band, Zydecane! And the night wouldn't be complete without fireworks around 10pm!
Saturday, July 5, 2014—Saturday in the Park Free annual 4th of July weekend music festival at
Saturday, July 5, 2014—Saturday in the Park
Free annual 4th of July weekend music festival at