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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.


Pensacola, FL - Faces & Places

Masked Reveler Throwing Mrdi Gras Beads in Pensacola, Florida

Masked Reveler Throwing Beads



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Mardi Gras 2019 is Tuesday, March 5th

Pensacola Parades, Krewes & Mardi Gras Events

Pensacola’s Mardi Gras features a broad selection of events, but the main attractions at this Mardi Gras are the three big parades (Krewe of blues, Krewe of Lafitte, and Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras) which boast nearly 200 floats from 100 krewes and parading organizations.

Along with beads, cups, stuffed animals and commemorative coins, MoonPies (chocolate covered cake/cookie sandwiches with marshmallow in the middle) are popular Mardi Gras favors in Pensacola.

2018 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade Calendar

1st Weekend

Saturday, February 3, 2018

32nd Annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Krewe of Blues Mardi Gras Ball

Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center: 913 South I Street in Pensacola 

2nd Weekend

Thursday, February 9, 2018

Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade

Downtown Pensacola: Palafox & Government Streets

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

Downtown Pensacola: Palafox and Garden Streets in historic downtown Pensacola

The Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade is annually the largest and most extravagant parade in Pensacola. This parade itself, brings the most attention from the public and the highest traffic with attendees and participants numbering in the hundreds of thousands. It is the largest gathering of people in Downtown Pensacola during the entire year. The Grand Mardi Gras Parade features most of the Krewes from the area, local organizations and companies and everything from marching bands to Scout groups. Many parade entrants come from out of town as well. The parade has over 6000 people who participate in the parade, often over 100,000 attend the parade. The parade is broadcast live on local TV and coverage of the parade including radio, TV, print, and social media has a reach of literally millions.

The Parade starts at 2:00pm and continues until around 6:00pm. Before, during, and after the parade, we work to insure a children’s viewing area. This area will have no alcohol or tobacco allowed to insure families have a relaxing time at this high energy parade.  The Grand Mardi Gras Parade is by far the largest event of Mardi Gras and of Downtown Pensacola annually, and will prove to be the highlight of the season again this year.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Krewe of Wrecks Parade

Pensacola Beach

fat tuesday - mardi gras day

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Time: TBD
Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration

The Fat Tuesday Priscus celebration is on Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) which represents the end of the Mardi Gras Season.  The Pensacola Mardi Gras Season varies throughout the years.  The King and Queen Priscus are rulers over all Pensacola Mardi Gras’ Celebrations.

Come join us in the crowning of the new king and queen of Pensacola Mardi Gras! This is undoubtedly the best celebration to end the Mardi Gras season and we look forward to seeing all of you there!

Admission: free

Mardi Gras Galveston calendar information provided courtesy of Pensacola Mardi Gras.

Pensacola Feature Stories

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

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