Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parades 

The city looks forward to letting the good times roll in 2024.

  • The parades by the mystic societies in Orange Beach roll at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. In 2024, that day falls on Saturday, February 10th. In 2025, it's March 1st. The Marshals parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Mystics of Pleasure at 6 p.m. There will be a slight gap between the parades.  All parade routes on Perdido Beach Boulevard start at the traffic signal at Wolf Bay Lodge, east of Phoenix West, and travel east ending at the intersection at Highway 161 and Perdido Beach Boulevard, just past the Publix shopping center. At the median, which begins at the Romar Beach Access, 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 2024, it is Monday, February 12th. In 2025, it's March 3rd. 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
  • The City of Orange Beach holds its Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade each year at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. In 2024, that day is Tuesday, February 13th. In 2025, it's March 4th. 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, Mystics of Pleasure, and The Marshals, among many 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. Typically, the Orange Beach Police Department keeps the roads open for as long as possible before the parade starts. For further information, call City Hall at 251-981-6979. 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! "Let the good times roll!"

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