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 2017 Mardi Gras parade is scheduled to get underway Saturday, January 28 in Orange Grove. Carnival season finishes up on February 28 with Fat Tuesday day parades in Bay St. Louis and Biloxi, concluding with the night parade in Gulfport.
We will be providing complete 2017 Mardi Gras information for South Mississippi as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, let's look back at the 2016 schedule. Most of these events repeat each year. 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