Mardi Gras Events In Pensacola

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Growing up in New Orleans, Mardi Gras one of our family’s favorite times of year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing here too. Here’s all the kid friendly Mardi Gras events in Pensacola happening in the next two months sponsored by Cara Jouglard Photography.

Mardi Gras Market

Saturday, January 5th from 9am-2pm the Palafox Market is kicking off Carnival Season with a Mardi Gras Market. Vendors will have special Mardi Gras themed items for sale!

Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration

Saturday, January 5th at 5:30 PM on Downtown Pensacola. Kick off Carnival Season in Pensacola  with a second line, king cake and see the the krewes and floats on Government and Palafox.

Pirates’ Mardi Gras Flotilla

Saturday, February 9th at 10:45 am. Catch beads from the dock at this boat parade in Perdido Key. Starts at Holiday Harbor Marina, then passes by Sunset Grille, RV Pak docks and The Oyster Bar, where it u-turns. After the u-turn it passes by The Perdido Bar Seafood Docks and through Old River ending at the Flor-Bama Lounge.

Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, February 23rd at 1 pm.  Mardi Gras On the Beach. The parade runs along Gulf Blvd in Navarre Beach. It’s suggested that you get there before noon as the bridge closes early.

Kids and Kritters Parade

Saturday, February 23rd at 2pm. Bring the kids and the pets for the Kids and Kritters Parade on Pensacola Beach in the Casino Beach Parking Lot. Check here for rules for entering the parade. 

Krewe of Lafitte Parade

Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm. Pensacola’s only illuminated night Mardi Gras parade in Downtown Pensacola. Parade starts at the corner of Spring and Garden Streets.

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm. Downtown Pensacola’s largest and most extravagant Mardi Gras Parade. Lots of fun to be had and beads to catch at this family friendly parade that starts at the corner of Spring and Garden Streets.

Krewe of Wreck’s Parade

Sunday, March 3rd at 2 pm. Head over Pensacola Beach and catch lots of beads! Parade begins at Avenida 10, runs west and ends at the Gulf Side Pavilion in the Casino Beach Parking Lot.

So tell me what if your family’s favorite Mardi Gras event in Pensacola?

About the Author

Cara
Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

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