Mardi Gras 2017 is Tuesday, February 28th
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.
2017 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade Calendar
Mardi Gras Weekend
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
The parade takes place on Palafox and Garden Streets in historic downtown Pensacola. The Parade starts at 2:00pm and continues until around 6:00pm.
The Grand Mardi Gras Parade features most of the Krewes from the area, local organizations and companies and everything from marching bands to Scout groups. Many parade entrants come from out of town as well. The parade has over 6000 people who participate in the parade, often over 100,000 in the parade.
mardi gras day - the Strand
FAT TUESDAY, February 28, 2017
Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration
The Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration marks the end of the Mardi Gras season. A new King and Queen Priscus will be reveled to lead us for the following Mardi Gras Season.
Mardi Gras Galveston calendar information provided courtesy of Pensacola Mardi Gras.
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