Loyal Order of the Fire Truck Mardi Gras Parade
From: 2:29 PM
We anticipate this event occurring around these estimated dates. Once we learn the confirmed dates, we will update this page. Meanwhile, read about last year's event details below.
Founded in 1996, the Loyal Order of the Fire Truck began almost by accident. A Daphne resident, who was a member of Mardi Gras groups in Mobile and Baldwin counties, bought a 1950 Mack fire truck from the Bon Secour Volunteer Fire Department.
"Of course I bought it. Who wouldn't want an old fire truck?" the group's founder asked. He drove the truck in a few Baldwin parades, then decided he would build a parade around it.
The group parades in Daphne on Joe Cain Day. Out of respect for the Joe Cain Procession, the LOFT begins its parade one minute earlier, at 2:29 p.m.
In the spirit of Joe Cain Day, LOFT is a true people's parade with homemade floats and decorated vehicles of all kinds. Membership has a few requirements: If you show up and parade, the founder said, you're in.