On Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13, all non-essential city offices will be closed. Garbage routes will not be affected and will run as usual.
The Orange Beach Mardi Gras parade is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday on Perdido Beach Boulevard at the traffic signal just east of Phoenix West and the procession will end at intersection of Highway 161 and Perdido Beach Boulevard, near Rite Aid.
Due to the parade, Perdido Beach Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic from as early as 1 p.m. to as late as 4 p.m. along the parade route.
The parade route will stay on the northside of Perdido Beach Boulevard and safety barricades will be in place in high-traffic areas. Parade-goers will not be allowed to stand on medians. Due to construction, the parking lot at the Romar Beach Access will be closed.