Children’s Mardi Gras parade set for Feb. 25

The City of Biloxi and the Mardi Gras Museum invite children ages 12 and under to participate in the annual children’s Mardi Gras walking parade, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in downtown Biloxi.

This is a non motorized parade; bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters and wagons are acceptable. Children are encouraged to create costumes and decorate their bikes or wagons.

“This year’s children’s parade has no theme,” said Emily Burke, the city’s special events coordinator. “This will give the children the opportunity to use their imagination and express what Mardi Gras means to them.”

The parade will begin on Howard Avenue at the I-110 overpass, proceed east on Howard through the Vieux Marche, and turn south on Lameuse Street before disbanding at the Town Green, where the city will provide free food and conduct a costume contest.

Participants should sign in at the starting point at 9 a.m. A limited amount of throws will be available for children, who also are encouraged to bring additional throws.

Parents and guardians are welcome to walk with children, and children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Applications will be distributed through all Biloxi Schools or can be picked up at the Recreation Office in Hiller Park and the Events Office located in the Creole Cottage across from Biloxi City Hall on Lameuse Street. Applications must be turned into Events Office or mailed to P.O. Box 429, Biloxi, MS. 39533, by Friday, Feb. 17th.

To download an application, click here.

For more information, contact Emily Burke at or (228) 435-6370.