Mardi Gras

Other Mardi Gras Terms 

We’re In ‘Deep Gras’ Now

Those fortunate enough to partake in Mobile’s Mardi Gras festivities know that the final week before Ash Wednesday can be a blur.  It feels like you’re on a high, attending as many parades and balls as you can. That, my friend, is Deep Gras. You’re in deep now!  You find yourself losing sleep, time is … Read more

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Mardi Gras History: Behind Mobile’s Favorite Bash

Mardi Gras is a Christian observance and cultural spectacle that has its origins in ancient spring and fertility rituals. Its beginnings can be traced back thousands of years ago. In this post, I’ll go over a brief Mardi Gras history and settle this debate once and for all: who started it?  Otherwise known as Carnaval, … Read more

Mardi Gras Parade Schedules

2022 Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Looking for parade info? Well, this is your guide to Mobile Mardi Gras. In fact, it’s the entire Mobile Mardi Gras parade schedule (The history of Mardi Gras is here). To view Parade Route Maps provided by the City of Mobile Police Department, click here. To view parking options available, click here. Visit Mobile is great about … Read more

What the Heck is Mobile Yardi Gras?

We had a really fun conversation with one of the creators of the Mobile porch parade – a part f Yardi Gras! We’re sure that by now, you have seen yards around Mobile with Yardi Gras signs and float decorations in the front yard. Approximately 300 yards have officially registered, and hundreds more are getting … Read more

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What Makes Mardi Gras in Mobile Special

Mobile, Alabama: the home of Mardi Gras. When you think of this holiday, you think of the parades, the elegant balls, and the endless king cake you’ll devour. In Mobile, there are traditions embedded in the roots of our city. Next to the more recognizable side of the Mardi Gras holiday, you’ll discover bits and … Read more