Please be aware that if the Krewe of Palmetto must cancel this event for any reason, other than an official mandate or closure by Louisiana State Parks, cancellation fees will apply to your reservation should YOU CHOOSE TO CANCEL OR TRANSFER IT. Palmetto Island State Park is not responsible for dates or times of this event.
In true Krewe of Palmetto fashion this event was a HIT! The weather was great! The kids really enjoy hunting for hand painted Mardi Gras and 50's style themed rocks hidden around the campground. I'm sure they love the prizes too. This year The Krewe showed a little appreciation for the adults too and gave away a few door prizes. The honors of royalty were bestowed upon James Menard as King Cake VI and Belinda Landry as Queen Moon Pie VI. Both have been attending the event for years and camp at Palmetto Island every chance they get. This years theme incorporated a Jitterbug contest. Four entries danced for everyone! 1st place went to Tissa Mathews of Kaplan and Micheal Fontenot of Lafayette; 2nd place went to Denise and Leni Broussard of Abbeville and 3rd place was awarded to Norma and Roy Young of Lake Charles. The parade consisted of 25 golf carts! Not to bad for a half full campground due to new the campground sewer project. If you've never attended this event, do yourself a favor and make a campsite reservation as soon as you can. The park will be Sparkling with Denim and Diamonds.