Mobile Birth Place of MardiGras

Tis the season of beads, boos and fun. Mardi Gras has arrived and is everywhere on the streets of Mobile, Al. If you are from Mobile, you may know this or you may not..

This celebration did not begin in New Orleans like most assume… It began in sweet home Mobile Alabama. Here is a little history to prove it.

For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats and of course the crowds of parade goers that is Mardi Gras in Mobile. Below are various links of information on the carnival festival for seasoned revelers, novice parade attendees and anyone generally interested in the annual celebration.

This all dates back to 1703 when the first MardiGras celebration is dated in the cities chamber of commerce.. This is 15 years before New Orleans joined in on the celebration. So there you have it.

Here is a schedule for the upcoming parades!

Tuesday, February 21

Order of LeShe’s – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 23

Mystic Stripers – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 24

Crewe of Columbus – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 25

Floral Parade – 12 p.m.

Knights of Mobile – 12:30 p.m.

Mobile Mystical Ladies – 1 p.m.

Order of Angels – 1:30 p.m.

Mystics of Time – 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 26 

King Elexis – 2 p.m. (

Joe Cain Procession – 2:30 p.m.

Le Krewe de Bienville – 5 p.m.

Monday, February 27 

Arrival of King Felix III – 11 a.m.

King’s Parade and Floral Parade – 12 p.m.

MLK Business & Civic Organization – 3 p.m.

MLK Monday Mystics – 3:30

Northside Merchants – 4 p.m.

Infant Mystics – 7 p.m.

Order of Doves – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28 (Fat Tuesday)

Order of Athena – 10:30 a.m.

Knights of Revelry – 12:30 p.m.

King Felix III – 1 p.m.

Comic Cowboys – 1:30 p.m.

MAMGA Mammoth – 2 p.m.

Order of Myths – 6 p.m.

“Laissez les bons temps rouler”!

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