Children’s parade seeks registrants

The City of Biloxi, the Mardi Gras Museum, and Gulf Coast Carnival Association invite children ages 12 and younger to participate in the annual children’s Mardi Gras walking parade on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3.

“This is a non-motorized parade,” said Kay Carter, the city’s downtown services manager. “Bikes, skates, skateboards, scooters and wagons are acceptable. Children are encouraged to be creative and dress in costumes and decorate their bikes, wagons, etc.

Theme of this year’s parade will be “Celebrations Around the World.” Costumes and floats will be judged according to the theme. Said Carter: “This will give the children the opportunity to use their imagination and express what Mardi Gras means to them.”

After the parade, the Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will serve refreshments for participants. There will be a costume and float contest for individuals immediately following the parade. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, please call 435-6339 or email

To see a registration form, with more information,
click here.