Mardi Gras happenings in Biloxi

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Annual Twelfth Night
Carnival officially kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 10 with the Twelfth Night celebration at Biloxi City Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a bonus First Friday. (The event was rescheduled from Jan. 5 because of inclement weather.) Details: 228-435-6254, 228-435-6339. Click here to see the flyer.

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 U.S. 90, west on U.S. 90 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 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, 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
8:45 AM begins 1 mile fun Run. 5k to begin after at approx. 9:00 a.m. Check in will begin at least 1 hour before race time at the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Office, 792-A Howard Ave. For information, 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 afternoon 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.