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Catch a Good Time during Mardi Gras

View Mardi Gras Parades and Events

The Pensacola Mardi Gras Grand Parade takes place in the heart of downtown Pensacola and is the highlight of the Mardi Gras season each February.

With over 6,000 participants, the celebration lasts around four hours as it makes its way down Palafox and Garden streets.

Local businesses and other vendors take part in the celebration by offering signature cocktails, King Cake, and other Mardi Gras goods to those who come to party, along with fun zones for kids and families where they’ll enjoy face painting, food, and a safe parade-viewing spot free of alcohol.

One of the most popular events in Downtown Pensacola for locals and tourists alike, the Grand Parade brings the most attention and highest numbers of any parade annually.

The Pensacola Bay area throws enough Mardi Gras celebrations to keep you stocked in beads and MoonPies. Check out a few of the events you can catch this season.