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Mardi Gras is of our family's favorite times of the year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola in 2017, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing here too and of course, it is! Here are the all the 2023 Mardi Gras Events in Pensacola!

Pensacola Mardi Gras
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

Pensacola Mardi Gras 12th Night Celebration

Friday, January 6, 2023, at 5 PM in Downtown Pensacola. Kick off Carnival Season in Pensacola with a second line, king cake, and see the krewes and floats on Jefferson St. south of Romana St. all the way down to Zarragossa, and Government Street between Palafox and Tarragona Streets.

Pirates of the Lost Treasure Mardi Gras Flotilla

Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 11 am. Catch beads from the dock at this boat parade in Perdido Key. It starts at Holiday Harbor Marina, then passes by Sunset Grille, RV Pak docks, and The Oyster Bar, where it u-turns. After the u-turn, it passes by The Perdido Bar Seafood Docks and through Old River ending at the Flor-Bama Lounge.

Milton Mardi Gras 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 4 pm. The Krewe of Airship Pirates hosts their 5th Milton Mardi Gras parade starting at Milton High School and ending at Jernigan's Landing. There is an after-party at Jerigan's Landing with a free kids zone, food trucks, and live entertainment by Frank Fletcher from 6-10 pm.

Pawdi Gras

Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 11:30 am – 4 pm. Garden Street between Tarragon and Palafox will be closed and filled with vendors, adoptable dogs, food trucks, music, and more! There will also be a paw-rade starting at Garden and ending on Jefferson!

Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 1 pm.  Mardi Gras On the Beach. The parade runs along Gulf Blvd in Navarre Beach. It's suggested that you get there before noon as the bridge closes early.

Kids and Kritters Parade

Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 2 pm. Bring the kids and the pets for the Kids and Kritters Parade on Pensacola Beach in the Casino Beach Parking Lot. Check here for the rules for entering the parade. 

Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade

Friday, February 17, 2023, at 7:30 pm. Pensacola's only illuminated night Mardi Gras parade in Downtown Pensacola. The parade starts at the corner of Spring and Garden Streets.

Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 2 pm. Downtown Pensacola's largest and most extravagant Mardi Gras Parade. Lots of fun to be had and beads to catch at this family-friendly parade starts at the corner of Spring and Garden Streets.

Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Sunday, February 19, 2023, at 2 pm. Head over to Pensacola Beach and catch lots of beads! The parade begins at Avenida 10, runs west, and ends at the Gulf Side Pavilion in the Casino Beach Parking Lot.

So tell me, what is your family's favorite Mardi Gras event in Pensacola?

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