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Mardi Gras on the Coast

Boats, beads and beaches distinguish Mardi Gras along the coast of the Deep South from parades and revelry found in major cities. For a different experience this year, check out some of these parades:

Louisiana

Cypremort Point, Krewe of Sippers Parade, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., Bayview to the landing

Grand Isle Independent Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m. along Hwy. 1

Mississippi

Biloxi Children’s Parade, Feb. 13, noon; Krewe of Neptune, Feb. 16, 1 p.m.

Diamondhead, Krewe of Diamondhead Parade, Feb. 13, noon

Gulfport, Krewe of Gemini, Feb 13, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m., Feb. 16

Pass Christian, St. Paul Carnival Association, Feb. 14, noon

Bay St. Louis, Krewe of Diamonds, Feb. 16, 1 p.m.

Alabama

Gulf Shores, Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 16, 10 a.m., Hwy. 59 from bottom of Intracoastal Canal Bridge to Main Beach; Lulu’s Celebration & Parade, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-until

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 16, 1:30 at Wintzell’s on Perdido Beach Blvd. to Hwy. 161

Florida

Pensacola, Grand Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 13, 2 p.m., downtown Pensacola; Krewe of Wrecks, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Pensacola Beach; Priscus Procession & Ball, Feb. 16, 5 p.m., Seville Quarter

Texas

Galveston, Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade, Feb. 13, 11 a.m., Kempner Park to Holy Rosary Catholic Church; Z Krewe 16th Z Processional, Feb. 13, 1 p.m., 25th St & Mechanic to the Strand; Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., 19th & Seawall to Railroad Museum; Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, Feb.14, 1 p.m., 27th & Seawall to 47th; Children’s Parade, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., 27th & Seawall to 47th; Mystic Krewe of Aquarius, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., downtown

Georgia

Tybee Island, Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, Feb. 13, 3 p.m., Butler Ave.

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