Annual Biloxi Twelfth Night
- Recurrence: Recurring every January 5th
- Time: 5pm
- Price: Free
The Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum and the City of Biloxi are excited to announce a Twelfth Night Celebration will begin at the Biloxi Visitors Center at 5 PM. The reigning royal courts of 2022 will turn off the Biloxi Lighthouse Christmas lights and parade to Biloxi City Hall. At 6:30 PM they will turn on the lights of Carnival and toast the beginning of the 115th celebration of Mardi Gras in the City of Biloxi. Gulf Coast Carnival Association’s King D’Iberville Bobby Knesal and Queen Ixolib Madison Warren will lead the event, which includes the reigning kings and queens of the Krewe of Athena, Les Cavaliers, Les Masquees, The Revelers and Krewe of Sirens. All events are free and open to the public.
Mardi Gras has a storied history in Coastal Mississippi. For 27 years, the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum has welcomed visitors to learn about the unique story of Mississippi Mardi Gras. The celebration of Mardi Gras has grown from small community parades to an extensive group of clubs and krewes celebrating with numerous balls, parties and parades. As Mardi Gras has grown, so has the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum. The Museum began as the Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum, a small display in the offices of the Gulf Coast Carnival Association. Today it is a vast collection of costumes and memorabilia from over 20 different krewes. In 2019, the Museum was renamed the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum and expanded our mission to promote and preserve the majestic 115 year history of Mardi Gras across the entire
Mississippi Gulf Coast. A visit to the Museum’s new location on Howard Avenue in downtown Biloxi is an invitation to explore the rich history of royalty, krewes, costumes and parades that make Mardi Gras the most magical time of year in Coastal Mississippi. Visit us Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. For more information visit our website www.coastalmardigras.com.