Mardi Gras parades
The city looks forward to letting the good times roll in 2023.
- The parade by the mystic societies in Orange Beach will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. In 2023, that day falls on Saturday, February 18th. The groups include the Mystics of Pleasure and The Marshals, among others. All parade routes on Perdido Beach Boulevard start at the traffic signal just east of Phoenix West and travel east ending at intersection at Highway 161 and Perdido Beach Boulevard, just past the Publix shopping center. At the median, the parades will move to the eastbound lanes (southside of the beach highway.)
- The Wharf’s Annual "Moon Pies on Main" parade and outdoor activities are held each year on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday. In 2023, it is Monday, February 20th. A Kid and Pet Parade kicks off the fun at 4 p.m., followed by activities and an evening float parade at 6 p.m. For details, go to alwharf.com.
- The City of Orange Beach holds its Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade each year at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. In 2023, that day is Tuesday, February 21st. More than 50 units usually take part in the parade. Participating groups include Orange Beach High School band and cheerleaders, Gulf Shores High School band, Bon Temps Cabrix, Treasures of the Isle, Sirens of the Sea, Order of Disorder, Order of Aurora, Maidens in Pink Stilettos and Mystics of Pleasure, among others. The parade follows the same Perdido Beach Boulevard route as Saturday's parade.
ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY: During the Mardi Gras parades, the City of Orange Beach closes Highway 182 (Perdido Beach Boulevard) within the city limits of Orange Beach, Alabama to vehicular traffic on Saturday from as early as 4:00 P.M. until as late as 7:30 P.M. and again on Tuesday from as early as 1:00 P.M. until as late as 4:00 P.M. For further information, call City Hall at 251-981-6979.
Laissez les bons temps rouler! "Let the good times roll!"