Mardi Gras 2016 is Tuesday, February 9th
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.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
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
Mardi Gras Day
FAT TUESDAY, February 17, 2015
Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration
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.
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