Bad weather led officials to cancel the much-anticipated Children's Parade, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The Krewe of Bonaparte Parade, however, is scheduled to start on time, 6:30 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued this morning are no longer in effect.

In other changes, today's Le Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette celebration at Cajun Field postponed its opening until 4 p.m., with Chris Mulkey with Whiskey Bay taking the stage at 4:30.

Presented by the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, the festival includes carnival rides, native Cajun foods and a stellar lineup of live entertainment. It's the best seat in the house, as all of Lafayette’s parades roll through the festival grounds. Musical performances include Marc Broussard (tonight at 10:30), The Molly Ringwalds, Horace Trahan and more. 

The festival goes on through midnight tonight and re-opens Sunday and Monday from noon to midnight, ending Tuesday night at 8. Click here for more info on today's lineup and events and performances through Tuesday.

View our full schedule of Mardi Gras events here

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