Pensacola, fl - bits & bobs

  • Pensacola’s Priscus Procession is a pub crawl named for a Roman ruler who wore a purple and gold cape and was carried on a chariot.


Pensacola, FL - Faces & Places

Masked Reveler Throwing Mrdi Gras Beads in Pensacola, Florida

Masked Reveler Throwing Beads



Pensacola | Daytime Activities | Dining

Mardi Gras 2016 is Tuesday, February 9th

Pensacola Parades, Krewes & Mardi Gras Events

Pensacola’s Mardi Gras features a broad selection of events, but the main attractions at this Mardi Gras are the three big parades which boast nearly 200 floats from 100 krewes and parading organizations.

Along with beads, cups, stuffed animals and commemorative coins, MoonPies (chocolate covered cake/cookie sandwiches with marshmallow in the middle) are popular Mardi Gras favors in Pensacola.

2015 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade Calendar

Mardi Gras Weekend


Friday, February 13, 2015

5.15pm (Lineup) and 7.30pm step off
Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade

This is Pensacola’s largest annual lit parade with Pensacola’s best Krewe’s kicking off the traditional
Mardi Gras weekend celebration. 

More info.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
Downtown Pensacola

Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade is the largest annual event in downtown Pensacola. Residents and visitors (often total over 100,000) enjoy the pageantry and excitement of a parade with over 6,000 participants and over 250 entries. This year’s Grand Parade will be held on Valentine’s Day
Parade Applications are available under the Application section of the Pensacola Mardi Gras website.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Krewe of Wrecks Beach Parade
Pensacola Beach

Mardi Gras Day

FAT TUESDAY, February 17, 2015


Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration
Downtown Pensacola

Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration honors the royalty of the previous and upcoming season, and signifies the end of the Mardi Gras season at midnight.  Downtown Pensacola comes alive for one last party.

Mardi Gras Galveston calendar information provided courtesy of Pensacola Mardi Gras.

Pensacola Feature Stories

Civil War Pensacola- Beach bluff battlements and the Civil War's real first battle.

Pensacola | Daytime Activities | Dining