Applications open for Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade


The City of Biloxi, Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum, and Gulf Coast Carnival Association invite children ages 12 and younger to be part of the annual Biloxi Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade, which takes place in downtown Biloxi on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. 

Participants may walk, bike, skate, or be pushed or pulled in strollers and wagons. No motorized vehicles areĀ allowed.

The theme of the parade is “Leaving you Spellbound.” Children and families are encouraged to be in costume and decorate their bikes or wagons in the spirit of the theme, “which celebrates how which celebrates how you feel when you are left spellbound about famous places you have seen.” For example, parade organizers say suggestions for float themes could include Gulf Coast sunsets, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Voodoo, Houdini/magic, and the Egyptian pyramids.

Applications will be distributed through Biloxi schools and are available at the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd; Biloxi Parks & Recreation office, 377 Hiller Drive; Biloxi Recreation centers, and the Gulf Coast Carnival Office, and the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum, 792 Howard Ave. The forms can be downloaded from the city website at

Applications must be returned to the child’s school or to the Biloxi Parks & Recreation office, by Wednesday, Jan. 31.

For more information, contact the Biloxi Parks & Recreation office weekdays by calling 228-388-7170.
See the application and parade route