Mardi Gras festival at Cajun Field closes

La Festival de Mardi Gras a Lafayette at Cajun Field was shut down Tuesday due to wintry weather, Lafayette Sheriff’s Capt. Kip Judice said.

Ice that formed on equipment forced carnival officials to shut down the rides, Judice said.

And the bands scheduled to play Tuesday at Cajun Field also have been canceled.

Judice said Cajun Field remains open for parade spectators who can park for free to see.

The three parades rolling through Lafayette Tuesday will end at Cajun Field.