Top Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parades & Events in 2024

Eva Faircloth - January 20, 2024

Celebrate Mardi Gras Alabama style with a slew of Orange Beach Mardi Gras parades and events happening in 2024. From colorful parades to evening Mardi Gras masquerades, there’s plenty to do in and around Orange Beach for Mardi Gras!

Discover the best Orange Beach Mardi Gras parades and festivities happening in 2024!

Mystics of Pleasure and The Marshals Parade

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024
Starts: 6:00 p.m.

This fun parade began in 2001 to become Pleasure Island’s first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society. Watch as the Mystics of Pleasure and The Marshals roll down Perdido Beach Boulevard on motorcycles, floats, and more for this year’s one-of-a-kind Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade.

Fort Morgan Mardi Gras Parade

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024
Starts: 1:00 pm

For the 5th year, Fort Morgan is putting its own coastal spin on Mardi Gras fun. This is not your average parade; you’ll see golf carts, cars, jeeps, trailers, and even boats all making their way down the coast spreading Carnival cheer. The parading route will run along the coast on Ponce De Leon Ct from Triple Tail Lane to Bernard Ct E.

MoonPies on Main at The Wharf

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024
Starts: 4:00 pm

The Wharf’s annual MoonPies on Main event offers Mardi Gras fun for all, even your furriest family members! It kicks off at 4pm with the annual Kid + Pet Parade, which is open for public participation (so dress in your carnival best and bring some throws for the crowd.) The official float parade will roll at 6pm, followed by the SPECTRA Laser Light Experience and a festive evening of DJ-led music, kids’ activities and more.

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
Starts: 2:00 pm

The 2024 Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade will continue the rich tradition of Fat Tuesday celebrations. Thousands of onlookers have been on hand in years past to witness the many floats and costumes during the Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade. The Mystical Maids of Miram and the Mystics of Pleasure contribute to the parade, as do groups from Foley to Perdido Key. The parade will begin at 2:00 pm east of Phoenix West, making its way down a two-mile stretch to Highway 161. Visit the city’s Mardi Gras Information Page for details and get there early to find the best seating so you can see all of the excitement!

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
Starts: 10:00 am

Take the short drive west to Gulf Shores for the 45th annual Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade, courtesy of the oldest parading order in Baldwin County. Since 1978, the Gulf Shores Mardi Gras parade has adorned the streets of Gulf Shores with vibrant floats, costumes, and more, bringing smiles and excitement to spectators every year. This year’s parade will begin at 10 am on Fat Tuesday. The route starts at the intersection of Highway 59 and East Beach Boulevard (Highway 182) and will travel along East Beach Boulevard to the Gulf State Park Pier Road. Visit the official city website for information on parking, traffic modifications and more.

Lulu’s Mardi Gras Anniversary Celebration & Boat Parade

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
Starts: 10:00 am; the boat parade starts at 3:00 pm and arrives at Lulu’s at 4:00 pm

Lulu’s in Gulf Shores will be celebrating Mardi Gras (and their 25th birthday) with a full day of festivities, and you’re invited! The day will be jam-packed with fun and excitement, including live music from the TIP TOPS, tons of delicious food, a costume contest and complimentary cake! The boat parade will set sail at 3:00 pm from The Wharf, making its way towards Lulu’s and Homeport Marina. After the boat parade, the party will continue with live music and much more!

Book your Orange Beach Mardi Gras vacation and get in on the Carnival fun!