Home Events & Festivals Franklin Street Mardi Gras & Grand Parade Twitter Facebook Print About Franklin Street Mardi Gras & Grand ParadeIt's Mardi Gras in Evansville, Indiana! Friday night - Mardi Gras Crawl 8 blocks of restaurants, bars, Cajun music & food. Gumbo, Jumbalaya, Crawfish, Hurricanes. More than 15 bars and restaurants offering New Orleans best! Saturday - Grand Parade at 4PM - 50+ floats,music, beads, boas, dancing in the streets followed by Masquerade balls. Bring your masks, catch some beads - the spirit of Mardi Gras is alive and well on Franklin Street. The party will go until they roll up the streets....or 1AM whichever comes first! Go to VisitEvansville.com and click on the Mardi Gras banner for info on hotel packages - hotel, wristbands, transportation and breakfast included in the packages. Come VisitEvansville and the best Mardi Gras Party in the state!