Mardi Gras & Holiday Celebrations

The Mardi Gras season is just beginning, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast is packed full of fun this Carnival season.

Mardi Gras is an exciting season that includes elaborately decorated floats with carnival krewes throwing "treasures" (trinkets like beads, stuffed animals, cups, doubloons, Moon Pies, and more) to eager parade-goers. "Throw Me Something, Mister" is a familiar phrase yelled by parade-goers to the carnival krewes on floats as they pass by, hoping to scoop up some Mardi Gras fun!

In 1908, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association was the first Krewe to parade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with 17 floats. Today, there are more than 20 parades, each featuring many floats across Coastal Mississippi. "Carnival on the Coast" continues with the party getting bigger and better every year!

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