February 26-28, 2017 FAT TUESDAY

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 12:00PM Noon - 87th Annual Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade.  This parade is hosted by the St. Paul Carnival Association.  Starts at the corner of Davis Avenue and Second Street, proceeds to Scenic Drive, then turns west to Henderson Avenue. From there, it's north to St. Louis, east to Church Street, south to Second Street, then east on Second to Davis Avenue.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:30PM - 29th Annual North Bay Area Mardi Gras Parade. This is a family-friendly parade which begins at the St. Martin Community Center, rolls down Lemoyne Blvd to Central Avenue to Rodriguez Street to Automall Parkway, then back up to Central Avenue in D'Iberville.  Approximately 70 units will be in attendance.  I believe this is the only Mardi Gras Parade which encompasses two cities and two counties!

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 5:00PM - 4th Annual Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Lundi Gras Parade.  This event will be held in Old Town Bay St. Louis.  King Oceanus and Queen Tethys, Masters of the Seas and Protectors of the Mexican Gulf will be in attendance.  Parade begins at the corner of Blaize and Bookter Street, ending at the new Bay St. Louis Community Center.  There will be a reviewing stand at Old City Hall on Second Street.

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 8:00PM - Gulf Coast Carnival Association Coronation Ball. Tableau will be held from 8:00PM-10:00PM.  Eight dukes, eight maids, two royal pages, king and queen will be presented to the public.  Dance to follow from 10:00PM-1:00AM at Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd in Biloxi. Tableau is free and open to the public. Dance by invitation only.

Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 1:00PM - Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Biloxi. This tradition begun 108 years ago, with King D’Iberville and Queen Ixolib reigning over the largest Mardi Gras parade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Features over 100 floats.

Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 1:00PM - 10th Annual Krewe of Diamonds Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Bay St. Louis. Features the Gulf Coast's only predominantly African-American Krewe, formerly known as the Krewe of Real People. Parade route is down Main Street, turning on to 2nd Street and on to Union Street.  Then, continuing to Blaize Avenue in front of the Historic Depot

Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 47th Annual Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Night Parade in downtown Gulfport.  Begins on 19th Street, proceeds towards Highway 49, then continues past Hancock Bank and throughout downtown Gulfport.