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Mobile Mardi Gras 2014

Mobile Defense Attorney Mardi Gras 2014As the ancestral home of Carnival in the United States, Mobile, AL has a long proud history of putting on Mardi Gras. With so much to see and do around town, and temperate Gulf Coast weather,- even in February, Mobile is simply a great place to visit with family and friends at any time of year.

Because Mobile has such a long Mardi Gras parading season it’s possible to enjoy the town and the festivities without getting bogged down with crowds and partygoers (unless that’s your thing), making it ideal for families.

Overall, Mobile offers one of the best Mardi Gras mixes on the Gulf Coast.  It’s big with the go wild crowd, but offers more than enough for those who want to participate quietly, and everything in between.

Mobile’s Carnival season seems to go on much longer than in many other cities.  In Mobile, more than 50 groups organize parades, balls, and festivities over a period of up to three weeks.

Families & Krewes

Mobile parade routes include sections that are designated family friendly and prohibit the consumption of alcohol. Bienville Square and Spanish Plaza are centrally located for parade watching, while Dauphin and Royal Streets are home to numerous restaurants, music venues, and shops.

In Mobile’s Mardi Gras culture, you won’t often hear the word krewe (as you might in Louisiana).  Here they refer to their parading organizations as "orders" or "societies", or "Knights of", though they serve much the same social, civic, and cultural function.  In 1830, Cowbellion de Rakin, Mobile’s first masked parading society was founded, and since that time numerous secret (and not so secret) societies have been formed around Mobile’s Mardi Gras parading tradition.

Overall, Mobile offers one of the best Mardi Gras mixes on the Gulf Coast.  It’s big with the go wild crowd, but offers more than enough for those who want to participate quietly, and everything in between.

Parade Maps, Routes, Schedules and Parking