SIOUX CITY | The annual Big Parade is planned July 5 in downtown Sioux City.
The Mardi Gras-themed parade will start at 6 p.m. at the Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive, and travel east on Fourth Street to Iowa Street.
The Mardi Gras Festivale Costume Gala and Cajun buffet will follow the parade at 7:30 p.m. inside the Sioux City Convention Center, 801 Fourth St. Tickets are $15 and include a reserved seat and the buffet. Food will be served 6:30-8 p.m.
The band Lisa Haley and the Zydekats also is scheduled to play outside the center. A fireworks show is planned at dusk.
Tickets for the Festivale go on sale Friday at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Call 712-279-4800 for more information.