The Best of Mardi Gras Has Yet To Come So Let the Good Times Roll

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The Best of Mardi Gras Has Yet To Come So Let the Good Times Roll
By: Kelly Woodard

Fat Tuesday marks the end of the Mardi Gras season, but you can still get in on the festivities throughout the weekend as the good times roll all over town.
Kick the party off this Saturday, March 1
st at the Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast at Crab's on Pensacola Beach at 10 am. The champagne will flow and the breakfast feast will fill you up for a long day of reveling. During the breakfast, the Krewe of Wrecks will announce their new royal court. After the court has been crowned with a glittering tiara and bejeweled captain's hat, guests will join in on a decades old tradition where the Krewe ties napkins together in a long strand as the official Krewe of Wrecks song is performed.
Tickets are $30 per person and include a Krewe of Wrecks membership. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours now. For more information contact Melanie Waite at
melanie@waite.cc.
Then head out into the streets at the Sabine Sandbar, Pensacola Beach Blvd, next to the Yacht Club for the Krewe of Wrecks Street Dance, a festive second line style dance to announce the new court to the island. Dress in your most festive Mardi Gras wear and party in the street all while sharing in the bead throwing spirit for onlookers. The fun starts at 1:30 pm and it is free to participate in the event.
Then travel downtown for one of Pensacola’s most beloved Mardi Gras events, the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday, March 1
st at 2 pm. Set to hit the streets of downtown Pensacola beginning at Spring Street and Garden Street, this parade is fun for the whole family. Crowds can gather among some of the most historic streets to celebrate Mardi Gras with plenty of Moon Pies and beads from over 200 entries. Be sure to tune into BLAB TV for full parade coverage beginning at 2 pm. The parade will continue until around 6 pm.
The parade is free. For more information, visit www.pensacolamardigras.com or call 850-436-7638.
Then on Sunday, March 2
nd, the grand event of Mardi Gras on the island, the Krewe of Wrecks Beach Parade, storms the streets beginning at noon. Oversized floats with festive riders will be on hand to toss out some of your favorite Mardi Gras themed goodies. You’ll been grooving in the streets to the sounds of marching bands and local bands.
Mardi Gras on the Island is one of the biggest events on Pensacola Beach and attracts a huge crowd, so parking is limited. The parade is free and family friendly. For additional information contact, Melanie Waite at
melanie@waite.cc.
For a full list of Mardi Gras fun, visit www.pensacolamardigras.com/events.