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Pensacola, fl - bits & bobs

  • Pensacola’s Priscus Procession is a pub crawl named for a Roman ruler who wore a purple and gold cape and was carried on a chariot.

 

 

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Mardi Gras 2018 is Tuesday, February 13th


Mardi Gras in Pensacola

Pensacola Florida's Carnival Celebration is Family Friendly and Gulf Coast Good

Pirate Ship Mardi Gras Float in Pensacla, Florida
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.

Daytime Activities | Dining | Parades, Krewes, Events & Calendar


Pensacola Feature Stories

Civil War Pensacola- Beach bluff battlements and the Civil War's real first battle.


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