Mardi Gras events set in Biloxi

Mark your calendars for Mardi Gras happenings in Biloxi!

Carnival season officially kicked off in Biloxi with the Twelfth Night celebration at Biloxi City Hall on Jan. 10. And with Fat Tuesday set for Feb. 13, 2024, more Mardi Gras events are set to take place throughout January and February.

Here is the lineup of events.

Saturday, Jan. 27: Second Liners Mardi Gras Club Parade
The annual parade begins at 1 p.m. at Nichols School at the corner of Division Street and Nichols Drive and travels west on Division Street, south on Main Street to Beach Boulevard, west on Beach Boulevard to Lameuse Street, north on Lameuse Street to Esters Boulevard, east on Esters Boulevard, and ends at Doris C. Busch Park, 645 Esters Blvd. To see the parade route, click here.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Biloxi Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade
The annual children’s parade, open to ages 12 and younger, will walk and roll downtown on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.  This year’s theme is “Leaving You Spellbound” which celebrates how you feel when you are left spellbound about famous places you have seen.  The parade begins under the I-110 overpass on Howard Avenue, travels east on Howard to Lameuse Street, and turns south ending at Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse Street. To see more, including the route, click here.

Saturday, Feb. 3: GCCA Annual 5K Run for the Beads
Runners and walkers are invited to sign up and run for the beads on Saturday, Feb. 3. The 1-mile fun run begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by the 5K around 9 a.m. Check-in will begin at least one hour before race time at the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Office, 792-A Howard Ave. Participants will start in front of the Mardi Gras Museum and run west on Howard, to Caillavet Street. Then north on Caillavet to Esters Boulevard. East on Esters to Holley Street, south on Holley, to Howard Avenue. Upon reaching Howard, participants will turn around and run back to the starting point. To see the map, click here. To see the registration form, click here.

Sunday, Feb. 4: 8th Annual Pawdi Gras on the Point Pawrade
The eighth annual Krewe of Barkloxi parade will prance around the Point Cadet Pavilion Sunday, Feb. 4 beginning at 11 a.m.  A four-legged king and queen will be crowned. Early registration is a $15 donation per pet.  For more information, click here.  To see the registration form, click here.

Friday, Feb. 9: Senior Citizens Mardi Gras Bash
Adults ages 55 and older are invited to dress in Mardi Gras attire and dance the night away at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A King, Queen, Grand Duke, and Duchess will be crowned. The event is free to attend and will include hors d’oeuvres and music spun by a DJ. To see the flyer, click here.

Friday, Feb. 9: Special Needs Mardi Gras Ball & Dance
All physically and mentally challenged children, adults, and their parents are invited to attend the annual event at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free and door prizes, hors d’oeuveres, and a DJ will all be part of the event. To see the flyer, click here.

Saturday, Feb. 10: Neptune Mardi Gras Parade
Floats parade downtown Biloxi on Sunday, Feb. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade will travel south on Main Street to Beach Boulevard, west on Beach Boulevard to Lameuse Street, north on Lameuse Street to Dr. MLK Jr., west on MLK to Howard Avenue, west on Howard to Caillavet Street and north on Caillavet Street, where the parade will end at the intersection of Caillavet & Bayview Avenue. For the parade route, click here.

Monday, Feb. 12: Gulf Coast Carnival Association Coronation Ball
Witness the coronation of King D’Iberville and Queen Ixolib, who will rule over Carnival for 2024 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum! This year’s theme: “Leaving You Spellbound.” Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade
Floats parade downtown Biloxi on Tuesday, Feb. 13 beginning at 1 p.m. The parade will travel south on Main Street to Beach Boulevard. West on Beach Boulevard to Lameuse Street. North on Lameuse Street to Dr. MLK Jr. West on MLK to Reynoir. South on Reynoir, back to Beach Boulevard. West on Beach to Porter Avenue. North of Porter to Howard and then east on Howard to Caillavet Street, where it ends. To see the parade route, click here.