Mardi Gras parade season start this weekend!

Posted on January 29, 2018 by Staff reports

Here’s a list of local Mardi Gras Parades!

Navarre Krewe of Jesters 32nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade
1 p.m, Saturday, February 3
Navarre’s largest parade!! Organizers suggest spectators arrive on the island by 10:30 a.m. Law enforcement plans to close Navarre Beach Bridge prior to the parade around 11 a.m. Navarre Beach’s newest restaurant, Broussard’s is hosting a pre- and post-parade parking lot party from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., featuring live music and food & drink specials. No food vendors are being permitted along the route this year. The route starts near Belle Mer condos and progresses east toward Navarre Beach Marine Park.
Info: or Wayne Hall at 939-5644 or

Krewe of Wrecks Kids and Kritters Parade
2 p.m., Saturday, February 3
A fun-filled non-motorized parade for children and pets within the parking lot of Casino Beach. Prizes for best decorated pets and strollers. Entry fee is $5, and registration begins at 1 p.m.
Info: or Shelley Johnson at

Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade
7:30 p.m., Friday, February 9
Downtown Pensacola’s 63rd Annual Mardi Gras parade includes more than 70 entries!

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
2 p.m., Saturday, February 10
More than 225 entries descend on downtown Pensacola for this festive parade!

10th Annual Destin Mardi Gras Parade
2-5 p.m., Saturday, February 10
The Good Times Roll with dazzling floats, colorful costumes, beads, street performers, live music as the parade rolls through the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at 2:00 PM.

Krewe of Wrecks Parade
2 p.m, Sunday, February 11
Pensacola Beach’s largest Mardi Gras event! The parade will roll rain or shine on Via de Luna from Avenida 10 west toward Casino Beach.
Info: or Melanie Waite at

Mardi Gras Dog Parade
2-3 p.m., Sunday, February 11
The 15th Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade takes place at Destin Commons, located at 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway

Starfish Special Needs Parade
10 a.m. – 12 noon, Saturday, February 17
West Navarre Intermediate – 1970 Cotton Bay Lane
Get your families and your favorite beads ready to come out and enjoy a morning filled with Mardi Gras fun! Come out and enjoy a sensory friendly parade, activities, king cake and Mardi Gras goodie bags. Please purchase a FREE ticket so we can make sure we have enough goodie bags to go around.