Friday, February 20, 2009

Weekend of Mardi Gras Parades

This is the big Mardi Gras weekend for the Pensacola area, full of parades and celebrations.

Tonight is the Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Night Parade in downtown Pensacola. The parade starts at 8:00 p.m. on W. Garden Street, turns north on Palafox Street for a short distance, then loops back south and continues on Palafox all the way to Main Street. You may click HERE to see photographs from last year's parade.

Tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. will be the Krewe of Kids Parade at Tiki Island - in the Casino Beach area - which was postponed from last week due to heavy rain.

Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. is the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade which follows the same route as tonight's. Don't forget to bring bags for all your beads, moon pies and doubloons. Believe me, you don't want to be carrying all those beads around your neck! If you do, I've got the name of a great chiropractor for you! You may click HERE to see photos from last year's parade.

The Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade takes place Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Pensacola Beach. It may be a bit cool, but at this point forecasters are calling for a beautiful sunny day. Come to the beach for lunch, then stake out your viewing place along the parade route. You may see photos of some of the characters from last year's KOW Mardi Gras parade by clicking HERE.

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