Available now: Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade applications

Mardi Gras season will officially begin in Biloxi on Friday but the city and the Gulf Coast Carnival Association is now asking for children’s participation.

The annual Biloxi Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade, set for Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m., is open to youngsters age 12 and younger who want to be creative, dress in costumes, and decorate their bicycle, wagons or the like.

Youngsters can walk, skate or be pushed or pulled in strollers or wagons. This year’s theme is The Ride of Your Life, celebrating history making rides such as Charles Lindberg’s Trans-Atlantic flight in the Spirit of St. Louis, a NASCAR race, D’Iberville’s journey to discover Biloxi, a ride in a hot air balloon or even a local hear Fred Haise’s Apollo 13 mission to the moon.

For safety, no motorized vehicles including battery-powered children’s cars and motorcycles will not be allowed.

The parade will travel from Howard Avenue under the I-110 overpass, go east on Howard to Reynoir Street, turn south ending at the Mardi Gras Museum, 119 Rue Magnolia where there will be a celebration.

Applications will be going out to students in Biloxi Public Schools this week and can also be picked up from the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. or at the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Hiller Park Office, 377 Hiller Drive.

All forms are due by Friday, Jan. 26.
See the application and route