For more than a century, Carnival season has been celebrated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with parades, balls, and other festivities. This year, Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” falls on February 28; however, you can experience Mardi Gras celebrations all month long! Below are the parades and events happening along the Coast that you can look forward to this Mardi Gras season.


February 11

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center | 10 am

Elk’s Mardi Gras Parade: Ocean Springs | 1 pm 

Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras Parade: Pass Christian | 1 pm 

Second Liners Mardi Gras Club Parade: Biloxi | 1 pm


February 12

Lizana Parade: Gulfport | 1 pm


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February 18

Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade: Biloxi | 10 am 

Krewe of Kids Mardi Gras Parade: Bay St. Louis | 11 am

Krewe of Little Rascals Children’s Parade: Downtown Pascagoula | 11 am

Mystic Krewe of Pine Island Parade: Vancleave | 1 pm

Carnival Association of Long Beach Parade: Long Beach | 6 pm

Gautier Men’s Club Mardi Gras Parade: Gautier | 7 pm


February 19

Krewe of Nereids Mardi Gras Parade: Waveland | 12 pm

Krewe of Barkloxi Bow Wow Paw-Rade: Biloxi Town Green | 2 pm


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February 24

Ocean Springs Carnival Association Night Parade: Downtown Ocean Springs | 7 pm


February 25

Krewe of Diamondhead Parade: Diamondhead | 12 pm

Jackson County Carnival Association Parade: Pascagoula | 1 pm

Krewe of Gemini Parade: Downtown Gulfport | 2 pm

Krewe of Neptune Night Parade: Downtown Biloxi | 5:30 pm


February 26

St. Paul Carnival Parade: Pass Christian | 11:30 am

D’Iberville/St.Martin North Bay Area Parade: Downtown D’Iberville | 1:30 pm


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Photo: Warren Kulo


February 27

Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse Parade: Bay St. Louis | 5 pm


February 28

Krewe of Diamonds Parade: Downtown Bay St. Louis | 1 pm

Gulf Coast Carnival Association Parade: Downtown Biloxi | 1 pm

Krewe of Gemini Night Parade: Gulfport | 5:30 pm



Still want more Mardi Gras fun? Click here for a full list of Mardi Gras events, or print a Mardi Gras schedule here. Laissez les bons temps rouler!