Ladysmith's Northland Mardi Gras Street Parade


Street Parade (Sunday)

The Northland Community Club  hosts the Northland Mardi Gras Parade on the Sunday of Mardi Gras at 1pm in Ladysmith, WI. This takes place on Worden Avenue and Miner Avenue. Registration begins at 10 am at the Ladysmith Community Center (the old elementary school) located at 624 E 6th St S, Ladysmith.

Entries are as follows:

  • Non-profit organizations: No fee
  • Mardi Gras sponsors: 1 free entry into the parade
  • Non-sponsors: $25 per unit
  • Political Entries: $25 per unit

Entries should plan to be lined up by 12:45 pm.

Northland Mardi Gras

Please fill out the form to make registration day easier. Every entry must check-in the day of the parade to get their parade number.

Interested parties can register the day of the event, but pre-registration is preferred.

Click Here for Parade Pre-Registration

Venetian Night Parade & Fireworks (Friday & Saturday Nights)

The Venetian Night Parade is a unique river parade that takes place both Friday and Saturday nights on the Flambeau River along Memorial Park.  Themed parade floats built by the Northland Community Club and other local organizations take to the water, carrying the Queen and her court, past Queens, Queen contestants, festival Grand Marshals, local officials and more!  All while a dazzling fireworks display takes place overhead!

The Venetian Night Parade and fireworks display takes place at 10pm both Friday and Saturday nights.  Seating is along the Flambeau River in Memorial Park.  The show and parade last approximately 30 minutes on average.

The Northland Community Club is seeking volunteer drivers and spotters for the night parade floats.  Float drivers should be 18 or older and be familiar with the operation of outboard boat motors.  If you are interested in volunteering to drive or spot for a float or would like to learn more, please email: or call: <Insert Number Here>