This weekend is our turn to ådo a little zydeco' in downtown Meridian during the Little Mardi Gras celebration.

Rosie Ledet "The Zydeco Queen" will headline the party Friday at Dumont Plaza. The Little Mardi Gras Block Party begins at 6 p.m.

Concessions, including cold beer and hot food will be available. There is no admission.

On Saturday music will be provided throughout the day by the Krewe (trying to be funny here with a play on words) of radio station 103.3 — The Art of Great Music. Starting at about 7 p.m., live music by the band Abstract is scheduled to kick in. The Plaza Party is sponsored by 103.3 WZKR and Comcast.

Events lined up throughout the day at Dumont Plaza include:

10:30 a.m. — Krewe of Barkus pet parade, sponsored by WMDN/WGBC and Dr. George Shannon, veterinarian

11:30 a.m. — Krewe of Kids children's parade, sponsored by radio station WMOX and First State Bank

1 p.m. — Jazz Dance Presentation, sponsored by The Meridian Star

3 p.m. — Krewe of Trucks truck parade, sponsored by radio station 97 OKK

4:30 p.m. — Gumbo Cook-off competition, sponsored by WTOK-TV

6 p.m. — Krewe of Midas Parade, sponsored by Clear Channel Radio

Sponsors of the 2006 Little Mardi Gras include the city of Meridian, Main Street Meridian, Meridian/ Lauderdale County Tourism, Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, the Meridian Downtown Association, Budweiser and Bonita Lakes Mall. For more information about Little Mardi Gras contact Meridian/Lauderdale County Tourism at (601) 482-8001.

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