2012 Mardi Gras Along the Gulf

Laissez le bon temps roulez! Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday for the uninitiated – is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday each year. This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 21st. Like our neighbors to the west in New Orleans, we love a good parade or two or twenty

here in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area.  In fact, we like it so much we start celebrating in January!
We have a parade or celebration for the young and young at heart alike. In nearby Mobile alone, 34 separate parades mark the season starting on February 3rd and taking place almost daily until February 21st. For a list of those events, click here . To enjoy an event closer to the beach, or more off the beaten path, consider one of the parades listed below.

January

21st   1:00 PM  Krewe De La Dauphine Mardi Gras Parade on Dauphin Island

28th   1:00 PM  Island Mystics Mardi Gras Parade on Dauphin Island

February

11th   7:00 PM  KOER Knights of Ecor Rouge Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Fairhope

17th    6:30 PM  Mystical Order of Mirams Parade on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach

17th   7:00 PM  Maids of Jubiliee Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Fairhope

18th – 21st 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Pleasure Island Mardi Gras Festival at the Wharf in Orange Beach

18th   2:00 PM  Krew of Mullet Mates Mardi Gras Parade at Mullet Point Park in Point Clear

18th   5:30 PM  Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach

18th   6:45 PM  Shadow Barons Mardi Gras Parade on the streets of Olde Town Daphne

20th   2:00 PM  The Wharf Kids Mardi Gras Parade at The Wharf in Orange Beach

20th   5:00 PM  The Wharf Mardi Gras Parade at The Wharf in Orange Beach

20th   7:00 PM  Order of the Mystic Magnolias Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Fairhope

21st  10:00 AM  Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade on Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores

21st  2:00 PM  Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach

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