Pensacola Florida's Carnival Celebration is Family Friendly and Gulf Coast Good
Pirate Ship Mardi Gras Float in Pansacola, FL
Photos Courtesy of the Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
While Pensacola’s celebration may not be as big or as “bayou” as some other Mardi Gras celebrations, it is still a Gulf Coast event, and as such offers coastal flavor, food, and culture without the big bash hassle. It’s generally a bit more laid back and may foster more of a small city family-friendly atmosphere.
With over 100 active krewes and as many as 200 floats in Pensacola’s parades, Mardi Gras in Pensacola is as big as, and in many ways more diverse than, it is in some of the larger cities.
Additionally, the Krewe of Lafitte’s parade of lights is a spectacular hometown tradition the Friday night before Mardi Gras. It brightens up downtown Pensacola, setting the stage for the rest of the weekend, Lundi Gras (the day before Fat Tuesday), and Fat Tuesday.
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