The organization (Mystic Krewe for the Preservation of Lagniappe in Louisiana dba SPLL) organizes and produces the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball, Parade and Golf Tournament and donates proceeds to local charities.
Thus far SPLL has donated over 1.4 Million dollars to local charities. We greatly appreciate everyone that attends our events.
Spanish Town is a historic district anchored by Spanish Town Road in Baton Rouge. It is well known for its annual Mardi Gras parade, which is the largest in Baton Rouge. The district of Spanish Town was commissioned in 1805. Spanish Town is the site of Baton Rouge's largest Mardi Gras parade, which is celebrated annually on the Saturday before Mardi Gras. The first Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade took place in 1981.
As a mascot, the pink flamingo is said to represent the saying "poor taste is better than no taste at all", which became somewhat of a mantra for the Spanish Town neighborhood as it grew to include more eclectic residents. The tradition of pink flamingos originates from the celebration of Spanish Town Mardi Gras. Around the beginning of the Mardi Gras season, approximately two dozen large pink flamingos made of plywood are placed in the LSU Lakes, to announce the annual parade will be taking place soon. It is a tradition
to "adopt" one of these flamingos, usually by taking a boat out on the lake. There is a unique sense of pride associated in having acquired one of these special flamingos.
Red Stick Social
The 2024 SPLL Annual Meeting - Charity Donations - Float Awards party will be held on Wednesday, March 20th @ Red Stick Social @ 6:30 PM. Al...
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The Spanish Town Mardi Gras SPLL board annual Mardi Gras Parade!
Stephanie Perry Breeden
Don’t miss all the flamingo fun!
The big day may have come and gone, but see you all next year!
7515 Jefferson Hwy #312,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806