Tee Mamou – Iota Mardi Gras

2021 Update

After careful consideration by the governing board of the festival along, along with the town of Iota, the Tee-Mamou Iota Mardi Gras Folk Life Festival is canceled in its entirety for 2021. Our concern for the health of our citizens and everyone who helps make our festival possible is our first priority. Thanks for your continued support. Hope to see everyone in 2022!

Mardi Gras 2020

Welcome to the Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival! This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the festival in downtown Iota, Louisiana. The festivities will kick off at 9:00am on Mardi Gras Day, February 25, 2020 and go on until the streets are cleared at 5:00pm.

Nowhere in the world can one see such a well preserved tradition by a small group of Cajuns who are determined to relive a part of their heritage each year by joining together to enjoy a masked merry-making celebration before the Lenten season begins!