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Ocean Spring Mardi Gras
Feb 4, 2006
Traditionally the first parade of the Mardi Gras Season.
Family oriented Fun
 

click on photo for larger version, Ocean Springs Mardi Gras Parade 2006

click on photo for a larger version, Ocean Springs Mardi Gras 2006


 

 

 

MARDI GRAS ON THE GULF COAST


" We all get a little wild
at the Mardi Gras"

 "Les Temps
Bone
Roule"

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 in by
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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
mardigras@gogulfcoast.biz

  "Laissez les bon temps rouller"
my beautiful Gulf Coast 2006
 

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THIS BROAD CAST IS NO
LONGER LIVE

Sunday February 26
 will be providing live feed
for the North Bay Area Mardi Gras  Associations -
 Diberville Mardi Gras Parade
Live from Diberville City Hall
 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm


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Full Length Video

or

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Here's 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
This children's 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 GROVE,MS
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 POINT,MS
Starting at 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,MS
Gautier Mens Club
Hwy 90/Dolphin 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
 Mardi 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 Ina 601-749-3005

 

18- MARDI GRAS PARADE DIAMOND HEAD MS
Starting at
Noon, This 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 clubhouse.

19 MARDI GRAS PARADE
WAVELAND,MS
KREWE OF NEREIDS- CLICK HERE FOR AN ARTICLE ABOUT THIS SPECIAL KREWE
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 BEACH,MS
LONG BEACH CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION
for more info call 228) 863-6876. (228) 864-8822.

 

19 MARDI GRAS PARADE VANCLEAVE,MS
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  MOBILE,AL
Mystic Striper Parade 6:30 p.m. Parade Route A
 
24 Crewe of Columbus Parade  MOBILE,AL
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  MOBILE,AL
Knights of Mobile Parade - 12:45 p.m. Route A.
 
25 Mystics of Time Parade  MOBILE,AL
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 PASCAGOULA,MS
JACKSON COUNTY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION


25 MARDI 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

 

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parade

26 MARDI GRAS PARADE DIBERVILLE,MS
NORTH BAY AREA MARDI GRAS ASSOCIATION

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1:30PM THROUGH 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

WATCH THE
SLIDESHOW

or

WATCH
Full Length Video

 

THIS BROAD CAST IS NO
LONGER LIVE

Sunday February 26
 will be providing live feed
for the North Bay Area Mardi Gras  Associations -
 Diberville Mardi Gras Parade
Live from Diberville City Hall
 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm


WATCH
Full Length Video

or

VIDEO
excerpt #3
excerpt #4
excerpt #5

 




26 MARDI GRAS PARADE PASS CHRISTIAN, MS
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  MOBILE,AL

Coronation of King Felix III and Queen 2:00 p.m. at foot of Government Street.
 

26 Joe Cain Parade  MOBILE,AL
Joe Cain Parade 2:30 p.m. (Route A)
 
26 Le Krewe de Bienville Parade  MOBILE,AL
Le Krewe de Bienville Parade 5:00 p.m. (Route A)
 
26 Les Femmes Cassettes  MOBILE,AL
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  MOBILE,AL
Arrival of King Felix III 12:00 noon at base of Government St.
 
27 Infant Mystics Parade  MOBILE,AL
Infant Mystics Parade 6:30 pm.



 

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webcast of this
parade

28 MARDI GRAS PARADE BILOXI,MS
GULF COAST CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION
( DAY PARADE ONLY )

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LIVE
webcast of this
parade  !


Same parade 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, gccamg@aol.com


28 MARDI GRAS PARADE GULFPORT,MS
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  MOBILE,AL
Order of Athena Parade 10:30 a.m. (Route A)
 
28 Knights of Revelry Parade  MOBILE,AL
Knights of Revelry Parade 12:30 p.m. (Route A)
 
28 King Felix Mardi Gras Parade  MOBILE,AL
King Felix Mardi Gras Parade, 1:00 p.m. (Route A)
 
28 Comic Cowboys Mardi Gras Parade  MOBILE,AL
Comic Cowboys Mardi Gras Parade at 1:30 p.m. (Route A)
 
28 Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association  MOBILE,AL
Mobile Area Mardi Gras Associaion parade. 3:00 p.m. (Route B)
 
28 Order of Myths Parade  MOBILE,AL
Order of Myths Parade, 6:30 p.m. (Route C)
 

 

 

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2005 MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST MARDI GRAS
PARADE DATES AND TIMES

JAN 15- OCEAN SPRINGS
OCEAN SPRINGS ELKS MARDI GRAS PARADE
Historic Downtown Ocean Springs. (228) 875-4424.

JAN 22- DIAMONDHEAD
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. (228) 255-7801.

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 GROVE
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 BEACH
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) 831-5689

 

FEB 5-PASCAGOULA
JACKSON COUNTY CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION MARDI GRAS PARADE
1pm parade. Market Street, Jackson Avenue and Pascagoula Street in downtown Pascagoula. (228) 497-3269.

FEB 5-DIAMONDHEAD
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) 255-7297.

FEB 5-GULFPORT
KREWE OF GEMINI DAY PARADE
2pm parade. 19th Street and 25th Avenue, Gulfport. (228) 452-7639 or 864-0337.

FEB 6-DIBERVILLE
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) 452-7359.

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) 432-8806.

FEB 8 GULFPORT
KREWE OF GEMINI NIGHT PARADE
6pm. 30th Avenue and 13th Street, Gulfport. (228) 452-7639. (228) 864-0337.

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.