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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 2018 is Tuesday, February 13th

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 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.

2017 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade Calendar

Mardi Gras Weekend


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

The parade takes place on Palafox and Garden Streets in historic downtown Pensacola. The Parade starts at 2:00pm and continues until around 6:00pm.

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 in the parade.


mardi gras day - the Strand

FAT TUESDAY, February 28, 2017

Time: TBA
Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration

Admission: free

The Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Priscus Celebration marks the end of the Mardi Gras season.  A new King and Queen Priscus will be reveled to lead us for the following Mardi Gras Season.


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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