We all know that the heart of Mardi Gras will always be in New Orleans, Louisiana, but there are some crazy-amazing Fat Tuesday celebrations in other great coastal cities. Check out these 10 incredible parties, from Florida to Hawaii.
By Bob Curley
Twelfth Night kicks off Mardi Gras season along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, where there are more than 20 Mardi Gras parades. The annual Gulf Coast Carnival Association Coronation Ball is highlighted by the naming of King d'lberville and Queen lxolib, rulers of the region's Mardi Gras festivities. Daytime parades are family-friendly processions that include the all-women Krewe of Nereids parade in Biloxi and the Krewe of Little Rascals Children Mardi Gras Parade in Pascagoula, and more adult-oriented night marches by the Krewe of Neptune, the Krewe of Gemini, and others.