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.
It is Fat Tuesday and there is a whole day of parades on tap. Both Mobile and Baldwin County have parades today. Remember to play it safe. Park in designated areas and don’t jump barricades.
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Monday night, March 3, the Infant Mystics wrapped up the parades before Tuesday’s celebrations in the streets in downtown Mobile.
Walking downtown Monday, March 3 the crowd we found wasn’t lined up along the parade route. Instead they were in the coffee shop ordering hot chocolate, coffee, and anything to keep warm.
Prichard Police said an angry boyfriend shot into a car with children inside. A city councilwoman said she stepped in to help, potentially saving lives.
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.
Yates is a cook at the nearby Ollies Restaurant. He said the car was already on fire when he ran outside with a fire extinguisher.