Local Mardi Gras Parades Start this Weekend

Posted on January 23, 2024 by Romi White

The Krewe of Airship Pirates will host their 6th Annual Mardi Gras Parade with an after party featuring fireworks at Riverwalk Park in historic downtown Milton. Photo by Romi White.

6th Annual Milton Mardi Gras Parade
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER to 1 pm., Sun. Jan. 28 
Stewart Street ending at Riverwalk Park
Hosted by Krewe of Airship Pirates. Starts at Milton High School on Stewart Street and ends at Riverwalk Park on Willing Street. After party immediately following parade at Jernigan’s Landing at Riverwalk Park from 2-7 pm. Free and open to the public and will feature fireworks, a kids’ zone, food trucks, vendors and live music.

3rd Annual Pensacola Paw=di Gras
11 am – 4 pm., Sun. Jan. 28
Perfect Plain Brewing Company – 50 E. Garden St., Pensacola.
Hosted by the Krewe of Hip Huggers and WolfGang. Benefits Escambia County Department of Animal Welfare. Free to public. $15 suggested donation to participate in parade. Vendors, music, paw-rade, costume contest and more, Details: WolfGangparkandbrews@gmail.com.

Ft. Walton Beach Mardi Gras Parade
11 am, Sun., Jan. 28
Short parade starts at 11 a.m. from First Street and Eglin Parkway, followed afterward by a street party on Ferry Road SE with musical entertainment by Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe.

38th Annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade
1 p.m, Sat., Feb. 3
Gulf Boulevard
Hosted by Navarre Krewe of Jesters. Largest annual event in Navarre. Parade runs west to east along Gulf Blvd., starting at Indiana Street and ending at Navarre Beach Marine Park. More info: nkoj.org. A Rockin Rowdies After Party featuring live entertainment plus food & drink specials will take place at Windjammers on the Pier – 8579 Gulf Boulevard.

Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade
7 pm, Fri., Feb. 9
Downtown Pensacola
Parade starts at Garden and Spring Streets, proceeding east on Garden and turning north on Palafox Street before making a U turn and progressing south on S. Palafox St.

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
2 pm, Sat. Feb. 10
Downtown Pensacola
Features hundreds of entrants. Parade starts at Garden and Spring Streets, proceeding east on Garden and turning north on Palafox Street before making a U turn and progressing south on S. Palafox St.

Krewe of Wrecks Beach Parade
1 pm, Sun. Feb. 11
Pensacola Beach’s largest Mardi Gras event! Hosted by Krewe of Wrecks. The parade will roll rain or shine on Via de Luna from Avenida 10 west toward Casino Beach. More info: www.pensacolabeachmardigras.com.

Destin Mardi Gras Parade
4 pm, Sat., Feb. 10
HarborWalk Village – 26 Harbor Drive, Destin. Live music by Fais Do-Do starts at 2 pm. Followed by beads, dazzling floats, and street performers as the parade rolls through the Village.

Baytowne Mardi Gras Parade
2 pm, Sun. Feb. 11
Baytowne Wharf – 130 Fisherman’s Cove, Miramar Beach. Unique, colorful floats, golf carts, and trucks as well as costumed dogs and owners filling the streets with Mardi Gras cheer. Marchers are dressed up in all their Mardi Gras best and shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies, and other trinkets.

Starfish Special Needs Parade
11 a.m. – 1 pm, Saturday, February 17
Navarre High School – 8600 High School Blvd., Sensory friendly parade. More info: www.thestarfishprojectnwfl.org.

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