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Mardi Gras Events

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 out to the carnival "Krewes" on the 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 & better every year!