Mardi Gras parades
Orange Beach Mardi Gras parades canceled for 2021 season
Due to public safety concerns, the City of Orange Beach has canceled its annual Fat Tuesday parade on February 16th, and the Mystics and Marshals’ night parades on Saturday, February 13th.
In line with the city, The Wharf has also canceled its annual parade on Monday, February 15th.
Mayor Tony Kennon and the City Council had hoped that parades would be able to roll in 2021 but after discussions with police, fire and our local Mardi Gras krewes, it was determined there was no way to safely hold our usual family-friendly parades.
The city looks forward to letting the good times roll in 2022.
- Parades by the mystic societies in Orange Beach are held on Saturday before Fat Tuesday. In 2022, that day falls on Saturday, February 26th. The groups include the Mystics of Pleasure, The Marshals and the Mystical Order of Mirams. All parade routes on Perdido Beach Boulevard start at the traffic signal just east of Phoenix West and travel east ending at intersection at Highway 161 and Perdido Beach Boulevard, just past the Publix shopping center.
- The Wharf’s Annual "Moon Pies on Main" parade and outdoor activities are held each year on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. In 2022, it is Monday, February 28th. A Kid and Pet Parade traditionally kick off the fun at 4 p.m., followed by activities and an evening float parade at 6 p.m. For details, go to alwharf.com.
- The City of Orange Beach holds its Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade each year at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. In 2022, that day is Tuesday, March 1st. More than 50 units usually take part in the parade. Participating groups include Orange Beach High School band and cheerleaders, Gulf Shores High School band, Bon Temps Cabrix, Treasures of the Isle, Sirens of the Sea, Order of Disorder, Order of Aurora, Maidens in Pink Stilettos and Mystics of Pleasure, among others. The parade follows the same Perdido Beach Boulevard route as Saturday's parade.
ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY: During the Mardi Gras parades, the City of Orange Beach closes Highway 182 (Perdido Beach Boulevard) within the city limits of Orange Beach, Alabama to vehicular traffic on Saturday from as early as 4:00 P.M. until as late as 7:30 P.M. and again on Tuesday from as early as 1:00 P.M. until as late as 4:00 P.M. For further information, call City Hall at 251-981-6979.
Laissez les bons temps rouler! "Let the good times roll!"