If you still have Mardi Gras beads or St. Patricks beads lying around, now is the time to trade them in for a sweet treat. Wednesday, March 19 is the last day for Kripsy Kreme’s “Beads for Doughnuts” program. Not only do you get a dozen glazed doughnuts for free, but you also help out some local students in the area.
Ash Wednesday has arrived, and the clean up is underway from Fat Tuesday. Items such as a sofa, beads and MoonPies are just some of the things workers picked up.
It may not be football season yet but the Million Dollar Band rolled into the Port City to celebrate Fat Tuesday.
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While some refused to let cold and rainy weather ruin their Fat Tuesday, others decided to go shopping instead. A parade of vehicles poured into the Bel Air Mall parking lot and folks funneled inside.
People come from all over to celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile. We found Kathy Mulder and Shellly Morris lined up for a breakfast Bloody outside the Riverview Plaza Hotel. They’re originally from L.A., but now they live in Sparta, North Carolina. Mulder said she heard about Mobile’s Mardi Gras, and decided to check it out for herself.
Some 52 different entries, from glittery floats to booming bands, took over Peridido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach on Fat Tuesday 2014. The City of Orange Beach boasted their Pirate Ship float, which city officials say was created with some BP Tourism Grant Money.
Hundreds lined the central block of Parade Route A to see the Order of Athena, the Knights of Revelry and the Comic Cowboys, which rolled in the first half of the day. A bit of light rain certainly didn’t stop people from coming out to enjoy the festivities.
With Fat Tuesday parades rolling in downtown Mobile today, officials expect more than 100,000 people to turn out over the course of today. And with rain being a factor, law enforcement has to make sure everyone stays safe.
The King Felix III parade rolled through downtown Mobile on Fat Tuesday.
The Knights of Revelry took to the streets Fat Tuesday with their parade. The theme was Mayberry.
Folks came out with the intention of taking home lots of Mardi Gras throws. Mauricio Washington, 12, and his friend 13-year-old William Blake used Mardi Gras beads to rope off a section for their families on Church Street. From their six foot space they were set to catch plenty of beads, moon pies, and stuffed toys.
The Order of Athena parade rolled through the streets of downtown Mobile on Fat Tuesday.
A parade featuring 43 different entries will take the streets of Gulf Shores at 10 a.m. The theme this year is “Under the Sea,” and will feature some local celebrities including David Walker, known as the “Reef Wrangler.”
A deep tradition surrounding Joe Cain Day is that of the “Merry Widows.” Described as a mystic society of women who weep over their dead husband, Joe Cain, these ladies dress in all black with veils and mourn their “husband” every year at his gravesite in downtown Mobile.
A 5-year-old boy with cancer was able to lead a Mardi Gras procession in his hometown on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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The Maids of Jubilee, the Eastern Shore’s first women’s Mardi Gras organization, is celebrating their 30th anniversary Friday night, February 28.