You don’t have to travel all the way to New Orleans to experience a fantastic Mardi Gras celebration. In fact, no place throws a Carnival party quite like the Alabama Coast! With music, dancing, parades, costumes, and king cake, Mardi Gras Gulf Shores offers fun for all ages. Here’s what to expect at the 2020 extravaganza.
Bring on the beads! It’s almost time for Mardi Gras in Gulf Shores! Many people assume that New Orleans is the birthplace of Mardi Gras, however, the first celebration actually took place in Mobile in 1703. Now, this family-friendly event is one of the most anticipated events in Alabama! You can experience it for yourself during your next visit to Gulf Shores.
The celebrations last throughout February, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to join the fun. From parades and boat shows to live music performances and extravagant balls, there is something for everyone. Many of the events are family-friendly, which sets Gulf Shores and Orange Beach apart from other destinations. There is even a Mardi Gras Kid & Pet Parade, which is always a huge hit with the kiddos!
If you’d like to experience Mardi Gras 2020 in Alabama, you’ll want to plan your visit in February. The following are some highlights of this year’s event. Mark your calendar and start making plans to attend now!
Dress to impress in your finest purple, gold, and green attire. Lulu’s annual Birds of Paradise Ball will take place on February 19th at 7 p.m. The event will feature lively funk music by the Tip Tops, a delicious dinner buffet, and an open bar. Enjoy a fabulous evening of music, dancing, and laughter. Tickets are limited and $75 per person, so get yours today!
Let the good times roll! This festive parade will take place on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21st. Don your best mask and watch the extravagant floats glide by. Following the parade, visitors who are 21 and over can head to the Orange Beach Event Center for The Mystical Order of Mirams Ball.
If you missed out on the Mystical Order of Mirams Parade, don’t fret! There will be another Mardi Gras parade on Perdido Beach Boulevard on Saturday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to enjoy the fun.
If there’s one parade you absolutely must attend, this is it! The 2020 Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade is one of the biggest celebrations around and it’s happening on Tuesday, February 25th at 10 a.m. The extravaganza includes an array of colorful floats, antique cars, costumes, and characters throwing buckets of beads into the crowd.
After the Gulf Shores Parade, the Fat Tuesday fun continues at Lulu’s! This celebration on the water will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until the late hours of night. Enjoy live music, a dazzling boat parade at 3 p.m., delicious food, drinks, costumes, and more.
Are you planning to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange Beach in 2020? Don’t miss the annual Fat Tuesday Parade! This event always draws a large crowd, and this year is expected to be bigger and better than before! It starts promptly at 2 p.m. on February 25th along Perdido Beach Boulevard.
Bring your kids, bring your dog, and have a blast at The Wharf at Orange Beach! MoonPies on Main is happening on Monday, February 24th. DJ-spun music starts at 4 p.m. and kids activities begin at 5 p.m. With a jump castle, rock climbing wall, petting zoo, and face painting, this is one Mardi Gras event your kids will love. Make sure to stay for the Kid and Pet Parade and the SPECTRA Sound and Light Show!
Now that you know about the best Gulf Shores Mardi Gras celebrations, it’s time to start planning your trip! If you’re searching for accommodations in the area, we invite you to stay with Harris Vacation Rentals. We offer a wide range of family-friendly vacation rentals in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. Many of our accommodations are also pet-friendly for guests who are traveling with their four-legged friends. The best part? All of our accommodations are located a short distance from the best Mardi Gras parades and festivals! Whether you’re dreaming of a beachfront home, a rental with a private pool, or a luxury home, we are sure to have the ideal Harris Property for your stay. Browse our properties and contact us to book your trip today! We look forward to seeing you this February.