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. I’m excited about our first Mardi Gras in Pensacola and to see what Pensacola Mardi Gras is all about. So here’s all the Mardi Gras events in Pensacola happening in the next month.

Mardi Gras Gallery Night

Friday, January 19 at 5pm. Explore Pensacola’s art culture during the monthly Gallery Nights in Downtown Pensacola. Don’t forget the Palafox St. will be closed to vehicle traffic between Garden and Main.

Pirates’ Mardi Gras Flotilla

Saturday, January 27 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 3 at 1 pm. This year’s theme is Surf, Sand and Sun .- 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.

Krewe of Lafitte Parade

Friday, February 9 at 7:30 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, February 10 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, February 11 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?

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