MARDI GRAS ON
THE GULF COAST
" We all get a little wild
at the Mardi Gras"
started a very long, long, long time ago in different places
and it was based on religious traditions. Mardi Gras,
rich with history and tradition, remains a thriving force on
the Gulf Coast and each year welcomes new guest to enjoy our
festivals and parades.
You can simply
scroll down this page for Mississippi Mardi Gras parade
Schedules or use the Mardi Gras Menu on the left to find
what you are looking for, as always, we welcome your
updates, questions, comments and visitor photos, send them
As we all
know our wonderful Gulf Coast suffered heavy
devastation this past Hurricane season, some old
parade routes aren't open yet, and some
traditional night parades will not be held for
public safety reasons. Many krewes wont
be having their traditional balls, some parades have
waived or decreased the fees for entry to help
everyone who can enjoy and participate in the Mardi
Gras Spirit of 2006, the krewes who can't be there
will be sadly missed, but you will be remembered in
spirit. This is a tradition we will not let go, we
will simply modify what needs to be done to allow
our good spirited coastal people to take a day and
remember Fat Tuesday ! With all the newcomers
here in the rebuilding process we will have a great
opportunity to introduce them all to
Mardi Gras Gulf Coast Style.
If you have info send it in to
les bon temps rouller"
my beautiful Gulf Coast 2006
what we have for 2006 Mardi Gras Parade Info
Fat Tuesday is February 28, 2006
All dates are in February
04 MARDI GRAS PARADE-
OCEAN SPRINGS-ELKS OCEAN SPRINGS,MS
30th Annual Ocean Springs Mardi Gras Parade Traditionally
Mississippi's FIRST Parade of the Season! Parade to roll
downtown Ocean Springs beginning at 1:00pm. Entry Fee is $20.00
per Unit For Parade Information Contact: Bob Delancy at 875-4214
or Phil Quigley at 875-5101 The Elk's Lodge at 228 872-2501
11 MARDI GRAS PARADE-
GULFPORT- KREWE OF KIDS GULFPORT,MS
parade begins at 2pm at Bel Air Elementary School and follow
Klein Rd to Dedeaux Rd west to the Winn Dixie Shopping center.
18 MARDI GRAS PARADE ORANGE
ORANGE GROVE CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION-
Parade begins at
Harrison Central 9th Grade proceeds north to Dedeaux Rd, west to
Hwy 49 and north to Ashley Dr.
18 MARDI GRAS PARADE MOSS
4pm, it begins at south gate
shopping center main street moss point, go down main street ends
at river front community center. 475-7887
18 MARDI GRAS PARADE
Gautier Mens Club
Rd./Gautier-Vancleave Rd at 7pm The 17th Annual Gautier Mardi
Gras Night Parade is scheduled to roll on Saturday, Feb.18, 2006
at 7:00 p.m. with the theme of "Let the Good Times Roll Again."
In the event of a rainout, the alternate date is Friday, Feb.
24, 2006. Unit entry fees vary, depending upon the size of the
float, etc. Deadline for receipt of all entries is February 11,
2006. Contact Byron Patton at (228)497-2790 for more information
and entry form.
18- MARDI GRAS
PARADE PICAYUNE MS
Krewe of Roses
Gras Parade- February 18 2006 will begin at 6:00 pm on West
Canal Street in downtown Picayune. This year's King and Queen
are Glen and Loretta Ford and the Grand Marshall is Dub "PawPaw"
Herring. For parade entries contact Reba or Eileen 601-799-3070
18- MARDI GRAS
PARADE DIAMOND HEAD MS
parade will be a golf cart parade and starts at the Community
Center down Gex Drive to the main gate, left on Aloha Dr to
Diamondhead Dr east, right to Golf Club Dr to end at the
19 MARDI GRAS PARADE WAVELAND,MS
KREWE OF NEREIDS-
CLICK HERE FOR AN ARTICLE ABOUT THIS SPECIAL
KREWE OF NEREIDS-
yes this amazing krewe of ladies will be hosting their
traditional parade, please click the link to read more about
this krewe and their story. It will begin at 1pm at the
intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 603, first rolling east in the
westbound lane of 90 to the city limits, then turning around and
heading west in the east bound lane of hwy 90 to Waveland Ave.
Around 55 units, including floats, truck floats, bands, and
marchers will be in the parade.
19 MARDI GRAS PARADE LONG
LONG BEACH CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION
for more info call 228) 863-6876. (228) 864-8822.
19 MARDI GRAS PARADE
PINE ISLAND MARDI GRAS PARADE, STARTS AT Noon at Johns Bayou
Road, runs down to fish camps then back up where it started
23 Mystic Striper Parade
Mystic Striper Parade 6:30 p.m. Parade Route A
24 Crewe of Columbus Parade
Crewe of Columbus Parade - 6:30 p.m. Parade Route A
25 Floral Parade MOBILE,AL
Floral Parade - 12:00 Noon. Parade Route A
25 Knights of Mobile Parade
Knights of Mobile Parade - 12:45 p.m. Route A.
25 Mystics of Time Parade
Mystics of Time Parade 6:00 p.m. Route A
25 Coronation of King Felix III
and Queen MOBILE,AL
Coronation of King Felix III and Queen At Mobile
Convention Center. 6:30 p.m.
25 MARDI GRAS PARADE
JACKSON COUNTY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION
GRAS PARADE GULFPORT,MS
KREWE OF GEMINI ( DAY PARADE )
starts at 2pm,
traditional parade route, starting at 19th and hwy 40 going
past, Hancock bank, police department and library
THE STREETS OF ST.MARTIN AND D'IBERVILLE TO THE THEME OF "MARDI
GRAS- OUR WAY, AGAIN". Richard Britt is the grand marshal and
will lead this parade beginning at McCain Rd to Central Ave, to
Rodriguez St to end at Automall Parkway
26 MARDI GRAS PARADE PASS
ST PAULS CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION
begins at Noon-
Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" and a former Pass
resident has accepted the invitation to the be grand marshal and
this year's theme is "Cooking Up A Storm." 35 parade units will
roll on Highway 90 starting at the west side of the Pass
Christian Harbor going east to Seal Ave, then west to Henderson
Ave to and back at the Pass Christian Harbor
26 Arrival of King Elexis I
Coronation of King Felix III and Queen 2:00
p.m. at foot of Government Street.
26 Joe Cain Parade
Joe Cain Parade 2:30 p.m. (Route A)
26 Le Krewe de Bienville Parade
Le Krewe de Bienville Parade 5:00 p.m. (Route A)
26 Les Femmes Cassettes
Les Femmes Cassettes 5:30 pm.
26 Coronation of King Elexis I
and Queen MOBILE,AL
Coronation of King Elexis I and Queen At the Mobile Civic
Center 8:15 p.m.
27 Arrival of King Felix III
Arrival of King Felix III 12:00 noon at base of
27 Infant Mystics Parade
Infant Mystics Parade 6:30 pm.
route as last year, will cover parts of main, hwy 90 to lamuse,
then washington loop to callivett to 90 then west to porter,
north on porter to howard and then east on porter to callivett.
for more info contact the GCCA at (228) 432-8806, firstname.lastname@example.org
28 MARDI GRAS PARADE
KREWE OF GEMINI ( NIGHT PARADE ONLY )
No information at this time is being posted as we are receiving
conflicting info on if this parade will be held.
28 Order of Athena Parade
Order of Athena Parade 10:30 a.m. (Route A)
28 Knights of Revelry Parade
Knights of Revelry Parade 12:30 p.m. (Route A)
28 King Felix Mardi Gras Parade
King Felix Mardi Gras Parade, 1:00 p.m. (Route A)
28 Comic Cowboys Mardi Gras
Comic Cowboys Mardi Gras Parade at 1:30 p.m. (Route A)
28 Mobile Area Mardi Gras
Mobile Area Mardi Gras Associaion parade. 3:00 p.m.
28 Order of Myths Parade
Order of Myths Parade, 6:30 p.m. (Route C)
PAUL'S PASTRY KING CAKES
They are a Mardi Gras tradition you have to have at least one
every Mardi Gras. We found them to be the moist,
they have the best selection, and are ABSOLUTELY
WONDERFUL !!!!!!! CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE
OR SEE THERE SITE, GET DIRECTIONS OR FIND OUT MORE,
( they even ship world wide, next day air, and make them all
year round, they are world wide famous!)
REMEMBER TO CHECK THE
"COMING UP ON THE
FOR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EVERYTHING HAPPENING ON THE
COAST THAT IS UPDATED DAILY BY OUR TEAM.
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SEND IN, SEND IT TO
2005 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST MARDI GRAS
PARADE DATES AND TIMES
JAN 15- OCEAN
OCEAN SPRINGS ELKS MARDI GRAS PARADE
Historic Downtown Ocean Springs. (228) 875-4424.
KREWE OF SELENE AND ROYAL-T
Parade begins at 6:30pm. Burger King through the shopping center
to Golf Club Drive and ending at the Country Club, Diamondhead.
JAN 29- GAUTIER
GAUTIER MEN'S CLUB MARDI GRAS PARADE
7pm parade. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jackson
County Campus, Highway 90 and circles Singing River Mall,
Gautier. (228) 935-5511
JAN 29- ORANGE
ORANGE GROVE CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION PARADE
2 pm parade. Community Road and Klein Road, goes west on Dedeaux
Road to Hwy 49, north on Hwy 49 to Rayburn Plaza. (228) 832-0079
JAN 30- LONG
LONG BEACH CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION PARADE
2pm parade, starts at Lumpkin Stadium on Cleveland, continue
south on Jeff Davis Ave to Hwy 90, east on 90 to Cleveland and
north on Cleveland to the High School. Long Beach. (228)
863-6876. (228) 864-8822
JAN 30- WAVELAND
KREWE OF NEREIDS MARDI GRAS PARADE
1pm parade. Choctaw Plaza on Highway 90, Waveland. (228)
JACKSON COUNTY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION MARDI GRAS PARADE
1pm parade. Market Street, Jackson Avenue and Pascagoula Street
in downtown Pascagoula. (228) 497-3269.
KREWE OF DIAMONDHEAD PARADE
12 pm parade. Diamondhead Community Center to front gate, east
on County Road (about 2 miles) to new country club. (228)
KREWE OF GEMINI DAY PARADE
2pm parade. 19th Street and 25th Avenue, Gulfport. (228)
452-7639 or 864-0337.
NORTH BAY MARDI GRAS PARADE
"Pirates of the Gulf Coast" parade will begin around 2:30pm. St.
Martin Library on LeMoyne Blvd will wind its way through the
D'Iberville Township. (228) 396-3076 and 875-4538.
FEB 6-THE PASS
ST. PAUL'S CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION MARDI GRAS PARADE
12 noon parade. Davis and Handy Street, Pass Christian. (228)
FEB 7- BALL
GULF COAST CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION CORONATION BALL
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd,
Biloxi. (228) 432-8806.
FEB 8- BILOXI DAY PARADE
GULF COAST CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION (DAY PARADE)
11am parade. Parade begins at Main Street. (228) 432-8806.
FEB 8-BILOXI NIGHT PARADE
GULF COAST CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION NIGHT PARADE
5:30pm parade. Parade begins at Main Street, Biloxi (228)
FEB 8 GULFPORT
KREWE OF GEMINI NIGHT PARADE
6pm. 30th Avenue and 13th Street, Gulfport. (228) 452-7639.
FEB 8- BILOXI
KREWE OF NEPTUNE PARADE
3 pm. Parade begins at Main Street, Biloxi. (228) 436-4381.
FEB 8- THE BAY
KREWE OF REAL PEOPLE
1pm. Bay St Louis. (228) 466-3324.