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Offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day –

In memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Orange’s offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020. The police and fire departments will be keeping a watchful eye on the City and Waste Management will have its normal Monday service.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

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Weather Alert – #2

According to the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, a line of storms will be moving through our region late Friday and into early Saturday. Be alert that when lines of storms start to merge together, the threat for severe weather increases. Tornadoes and damaging winds over 75 mph are possible.

Citizens should secure all lightweight outdoor equipment and are encouraged to limit travel Friday evening through Saturday morning.

The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to have ways to receive NWS weather warnings while you are sleeping, such as NOAA Weather Radio and Wireless Emergency Alerts via your cell phone.

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Weather Alert –

According to the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, a line of storms will be moving through our region late Friday and into early Saturday with the potential to produce severe storms.  The National Weather Service has confirmed there is an enhanced threat for damaging winds, large hail, and tornados in our region. 

The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to monitor local weather channels and limit travel Friday evening through Saturday morning.  Citizens are also encouraged to secure all lightweight outdoor equipment and furnishings.

For information concerning tornado safety, please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/36PdmGN.

The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the current weather situation and will post updates when available.

*Posted January 9, 2020, @ 4 P.M.

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Mardi Gras Weekend – February 14 & 15, 2020

The City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the 17th Annual Mardi Gras Weekend – February 14 & 15.

Opening the Orange Mardi Gras Weekend, the Flashback Friday Parade will be held on Friday, February 14, beginning at 6:30 P.M. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best 80’s attire. Live entertainment by LA Roxx will immediately follow the Flashback Friday Parade at the Riverfront Pavilion.

The 4th Annual Munchkin Parade will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 15.  The Krewe of Krewe’s Grand Parade will begin at 6:00 P.M.

Food and drink vendors will be on-site throughout the weekend festivities. A children’s activity area will be available providing fun for the entire family!  Please note, no dogs or pets will be allowed at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion. Coolers are welcome.

For parade applications or additional information concerning Mardi Gras weekend, please call the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409.883.1011 or the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at 409.883.3536. 

Flashback Friday Parade Application– Friday, February 14

Munchkin Parade Application – Saturday, February 15

Krewe of Krewe’s Parade Application – Saturday, February 15

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New Year’s Holiday –

For the New Year’s holiday, the City of Orange will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, and again the City of Orange Police and Fire Departments will be working. There will be NO sanitation service on Wednesday, January 1st. Residents with Wednesday and/or Thursday service are asked to place their containers out on Thursday and note, if your can is not serviced on Thursday, it will be serviced on Friday, January 3rd. The City of Orange will be open for business on Thursday, January 2nd.

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