Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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Let the good times roll! It’s Mardi Gras time on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Line the streets for your chance to throw your hands in the air, jump around and shout “Throw me something, Mister”! Whether you prefer night or day parades, all are family-friendly and offer memories you’ll never forget. Claim your front row spot, and watch the kids fill their bags with beads, trinkets and moon pies! Come, experience Mardi Gras in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

 

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Area Mardi Gras Parades 

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February 20
Featured Event

Feb 20, 2017  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Order of Venus Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route A
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

OOV is one of the newer ladies' groups, founded on March 19, 2000. It started with "only a few members," according to the group, but grew quickly.By OOV's 10th anniversary, it was 168 members strong. These ladies are known as big throwers, sometimes chucking huge stuffed ani...

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Feb 20, 2017  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Order of Many Faces

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route A
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

There's no doubt Joe Cain earned his place in Mobile Mardi Gras history, and the day dedicated to his festive flavor. The streets and inner sanctums of mystic society are peppered with tributes to past Carnival creatives, because in the Azalea City, you often have to look ba...

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February 21
Featured Event

Feb 21, 2017  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Order of LaShe Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

The Order of LaShe's, obviously a ladies' group, was founded in 1989 and held its first ball in 1990. The theme of that ball, according to Mardi Gras historian Emily Hearin, was "Angels Ready to Party," and it was held at the Elks Club on Dauphin Island Parkway.The members o...

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February 22
Featured Event

Feb 22, 2017  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LuLu's 5th Annual Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball

Mardi Gras
Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
200 E. 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-967-LULU (5858)

Tickets to the 5th Annual LuLu’s Mardi Gras Ball are now on sale at LuLu’s Gift Shop and online. The ball will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and The Tip Tops will headline again this year.The ticket price includes open bar, delicious Cajun themed buffet, and all th...

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February 23
Featured Event

Feb 23, 2017  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystic Stripers Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route A
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

As Mardi Gras historian Emily Hearin wrote it: "On the evening of the 1939 Mardi Gras celebration, a merry group of six friends, along with their wives and dates, left the Tea Dance at the Elk's Lodge ... and decided it was too early to abandon Mardi Gras for the Lenten seas...

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February 24
Featured Event

Feb 24, 2017  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Crewe of Columbus Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route A
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

The first thing you notice about the Crewe of Columbus is the spelling of the name. It's the only group on the Gulf Coast that uses "Crewe" instead of "Krewe." When the group was founded in 1921 (1922, the year of its first parade is used as its beginning date), it was the K...

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Feb 24, 2017  6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Maids of Jubilee Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Downtown Fairhope

The Maids of Jubilee, in Fairhope, was the first ladies' parading group to form in the Eastern Shore region of south Alabama.Since the organization's founding in 1985, it has grown immensely, boasting more than 400 members these days. In most ladies' groups, there are male m...

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February 25
Featured Event

Feb 25, 2017  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Foley Mardi Gras Parade

Mardi Gras
Starts on Roosevelt Street going east, north on Alston, west on 98 and sout... (more)
Roosevelt Ave
Foley, AL 

The Foley parade is not city-sponsored, and it's not the production of any one group. It's more a loose confederation of folks in this south Baldwin County town who want to make sure they have their own Mardi Gras down there."It's really open to everybody in this area," said...

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Prichard, AL 

Starts on U.S. 45 near Interstate 65; south on 45 to Prichard Avenue; east on Prichard; end at the municipal complex near East Lovejoy Loop.

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Feb 25, 2017  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Floral Parade

Mardi Gras
Mobile; Route A
Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

The streets of downtown Mobile are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats and of course teeming crowds of parade goers.

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