It's Mardi Gras Time! | Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Mardi Gras Events

Posted by Alisha Hileman on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 6:52am.

Laissez les bons Temps Rouler!


Let the Good Times Roll!  Mardi Gras is a big deal all along the Gulf Coast. But Alabama in particular takes Mardi Gras pretty serious, since Mobile was this popular celebration's originating location!  The festivities here in Baldwin County vastly differ from our nearby neighbors in New Orleans.  In fact, our Gulf Shores and Orange Beach communities are quite proud of the fact that we put a family friendly atmosphere first in all we do- especially Mardi Gras!  Check out the events you will find in our area during this Mardi Gras 2020 season in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama (and surrounding communities). If you love parades and shiny stuff- you are in luck!  Be prepared to to catch beads and moonpies and laissez les bons tems rouler!



Lulu’s Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball

When: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Dress in your best purple, gold, and green for Lulu’s annual Birds of Paradise Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Ball! The evening will be jam-packed with excitement and fun for all including live music by the Tip Tops, a buffet, and an open bar. Attire for this Mardi Gras celebration is Island Elegance. Tickets are $75 per person. Call (251) 967-5858 for tickets and more information.


The Mystical Order of Mirams Ball

When: Friday, Feb. 21 2020, following the Mystical Order of Mirams Mardi Gras Parade

After the Mirams Mardi Gras Parade, head over to the Orange Beach Event Center for The Mystical Order of Mirams Ball. Must be 21 years or older to attend.


Lulu’s Mardi Gras Anniversary Celebration & Boat Parade

When: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

A Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade on the water? Check. Live music? Check. Complimentary cake? Check! This Fat Tuesday, you’ll want to be at Lulu’s for a complete day of bead-tossing, king cake eating fun. The boat parade will depart at 3 p.m. from The Wharf towards Lulu’s and Homeport Marina. The music starts at 11 a.m. with guests dressed in costumes and good ole’ green, gold, and purple. The fun continues after the boat parade at 5 p.m. at Lulu’s with live music, delicious food, and much more!



Saturday, February 22: 

11 a.m. - Foley parade (Foley) Starting at Roosevelt and Alston. The parade winds north on Alston before turning west on U.S. 98 and finally heading south on Oak Street

6 p.m. -Mystics of Pleasure, Mystical Order of Mirams (Orange Beach) Starting at Phoenix West and ending at Highway 161.


Sunday, February 23 (Joe Cain Day): 

1 p.m. - Fort Morgan Parading Society (Fort Morgan) From Triple Tail Ln. to Bernard Ct.
6 p.m. - Krewe du Cirque (Foley, OWA)


Monday, February 24:

MoonPies on Main - Mardi Gras Starting at Phoenix W and ending at Highway 161 in Orange Beach.
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
The Wharf; Main Street
Date/Time Information:
Monday, Feb 24th; 
    Kid and Pet Parade begins at 4pm (kids’ activities and DJ available from 4pm-8pm)
    Evening float parade begins at 6pm
   Canvas Painting 3pm-6pm – Palms Plaza


Tuesday, February 25 (Fat Tuesday)

10 a.m. - Gulf Shores Parade (Gulf Shores) Located on Hwy 59 from the bridge to the beach!
2 p.m. - Orange Beach Parade (Orange Beach) Starting east of Phoenix West and ending at Hwy 161
Have any questions?  Feel free to call or email us anytime! 

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