Thursday, February 11, 2016

Biloxi Hibernia St. Patrick's Day Parade & Run

Now that Mardi Gras has come and gone, get ready for the 38th Annual Hibernia St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Biloxi!  Keeping with tradition, this parade is held on the Saturday of or preceding St. Patrick's Day.  For 2016, the date to remember is Saturday, March 12th.  Parade will roll at 2:00PM.

This popular parade will feature several floats plus bagpipers, leprechauns, plus lots of green beads! The 2016 Grand Marshal and Colleen will be in attendance.  Prizes will be given at the conclusion of the parade.

In addition to the parade, an Irish Derby and 5k run will take place.  The Derby & Run will start at 9:00AM.

The parade route begins on Howard Avenue, just east of Kuhn Street.  West on Howard to Main Street.  South on Main to Highway 90.  West on 90 to Lameuse Street.  North on Lameuse to MLK Boulevard.  West on MLK to Caillavet Street.  North on Caillavet to Esters Boulevard.  East on Esters to end of parade route.  Prizes will be awarded at the Biloxi Yacht Club.

Don't miss the 38th Annual Hibernia St. Patrick's Day Parade: Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Long Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

The 4th Annual Long Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Harper McCaughan Town Green.

- Festival kicks off at 10:00AM and ends at 5:00PM
- Parade starts at 2:00PM

There will be plenty of food and entertainment at the festival.  Of course there will be authentic Irish music and bagpipes.  The band No Plain Jane will also be performing.  Several vendors are expected to attend.  Both events are FREE and open to the public.  Don't miss the 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival in Long Beach

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Mississippi Gulf Coast Mardi Gras Parades & Events

If you thought you had to drive to New Orleans, Mobile, or Pensacola to enjoy Mardi Gras, think again. Carnival season is quite active here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

The first 2016 Mardi Gras parade is scheduled to get underway Saturday, January 16 in  Orange Grove.  Carnival season finishes up on February 9 with Fat Tuesday day parades in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi, concluding with the night parade in Gulfport.  If you see something that doesn't look right or know of an event that has not yet been listed, please let us know via the "comments" section:


Week 1: January 3-9, 2016

Week 2: January 10-16, 2016

Week 3: January 17-23, 2016

Week 4: January 24-30, 2016

Week 1: January 3-9, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 @ 5:00PM - Biloxi Twelfth Night.  Carnival season begins on January 5.  Kick it off in style with a gathering at the Biloxi Visitors Center.  Then, get on a float and parade to the Mardi Gras Museum.  At 6:30PM, the Mardi Gras Museum lights will be turned on to indicate the official beginning of Carnival season 2016.

Friday, January 8, 2016 @ 7:00PM - 5th Annual Krewe of Casa Mardi Gras Gala.  Here's a chance to enjoy Carnival season while helping abused children.  Highlights include live music, dinner, and a silent auction.  Proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hancock County.

Saturday, January 9, 2016 @ 5:00PM - 6th Annual Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras Ball.  Enjoy dinner, dancing, and presentation of the 2016 Krewe of Legacy Court.  Casual attire may be worn.  NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Long Beach Civic Center.

Week 2: January 10-16, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 2:00PM - 26th Annual Orange Grove Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade. This family-friendly parade stages and originates at the Goldin Sports Complex.  It begins at the north entrance, turning left and heading west on Prudie Circle. Parade then turns left, heading south on Three Rivers Road, turns right and heads west on Dedeaux Road, ends at the intersection of U. S. Highway 49.  All float and parade traffic will exit north bound on Hwy 49 only.   A reminder: NO throwing of parade items on Highway 49 this year.   Floats needing to head south will be allowed the make a “U” turn at a traffic light controlled intersection such as St. Charles Street or O’Neal Road.

Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 8:00PM - 49th Annual Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Ball. Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. Witness the presentation of the 2016 royal court and tableau. Then, enjoy dinner and dance! Attire is strictly formal: evening gown and tuxedo are required for the supper dance. No charge for viewing the tableau, but you must call for an invitation.

Week 3: January 17-23, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 1:00PM - Second Liners Mardi Gras Club Parade. This family-friendly parade starts at the Gruich Center.  Runs west on Howard Avenue, west on MLK Boulevard, north on Caillavet Street, then east on Esters Boulevard.  Parade ends at D.C. Bush Park.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 1:00PM - 41st Annual Ocean Springs Elks Mardi Gras Parade.  Begins on East Beach by the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, continues through downtown Ocean Springs, and finishes at the Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School (aka the high school.)

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 1:00PM - 8th Annual Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras Parade in Pass Christian. Includes floats, horse and buggies, golf cars, antique cars and more. This parade starts and ends at Neco’s Market Place, located at the intersection of Vidalia & Cable Bridge Road (Exit 24 off of I-10.) Exit north on Firetower Road to Vidalia Road, then east on Vidalia Road to Cable Bridge Road.

Week 4: January 24-30, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ 1:00PM - 13th Annual Lizana Mardi Gras Parade.  This family-friendly parade features over 30 floats with plenty of throws. Begins @ Lizana Elementary School: 15341 Lizana School Road.  Continues to Cable Bridge Road, north to Moran Road, then finishes back at the school.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 10:00AM - 19th Annual Biloxi Children's Mardi Gras Walking Parade. Parade begins on Howard Avenue at the I-110 overpass, continues east on Howard to Reynoir Street, and ends at the Mardi Gras Museum. Late registration and sign in for participants begins at 9:00AM. This is a non-motorized parade featuring wagons, strollers, and bikes, plus a Mardi Gras costume and float contest.  2016 theme is "Coastal State of Mind."  Sponsored  by the City of Biloxi.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 11:00AM - 32nd Annual Bay St. Louis Krewe of Kids Mardi Gras Parade.  This is a children's parade, designed for non-motorized vehicles.  Bikers, walkers, and wagons are all welcome.  Parade will roll down Dunbar to Highway 90 and then reverse back to the starting point.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 1:00PM - 8th Annual Krewe of Little Rascals Children Mardi Gras Parade. Begins at Pascagoula Beach Park.  This parade features bikes, wagons, shopping carts, walking, skaters, etc.  No motorized vehicles allowed.  Route begins at the Pascagoula library, continues to Delmas Avenue, then finishes in front of Anchor Square.  The City of Pascagoula will be providing awards for the best costume and float.  Registration begins at noon.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 1:30PM- 26th Annual Mystic Krewe of Pine Island Mardi Gras Parade. Lineup begins on Johns' Bayou Road in Vancleave at noon.  Parade starts at 1:30.  This is another family-friendly parade. Tailgaiting party will start at noon, prior to the parade lineup.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 45th Annual Long Beach Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade. This is a family-friendly night parade, held in downtown Long Beach.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00PM - 27th Annual Gautier Men's Club Mardi Gras Parade. Begins at the Jackson County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Highway 90 in Gautier.  Continues to the old Singing River Mall, then finishes back at MGCCC.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00PM - 6th Annual "The Mardi Gras Draw."  Enjoy a Mardi Gras themed dinner, silent auction, live entertainment, and the annual $4,000 "Drawdown".  This event will be held at the St. Martin Civic Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd.  Proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Elementary School in D'Iberville.