We can hear the jazz band playing now…it’s Mardi Gras weekend y’all!!
FRIDAY 2/17 – 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. The Krewe of Lafitte will host its illuminated parade.
The Krewe of Lafitte is the largest men’s krewe along the Florida Panhandle with 300 Gentleman Pirates, Twelve Floats, over ten parades, and three formal balls. They list fellowship, camaraderie, goodwill, and community service as central to their mission.
SATURDAY 2/18 2:00 p.m. – Pensacola Mardi Gras’ Grand Mardi Gras Parade
The largest Downtown gathering in Pensacola Florida. The Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade will continue its tradition of being held on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday (February 21, 2023).
The official parade will begin at 2:00 pm and concludes around 6:00 p.m. There will be a children’s viewing area, and no alcohol or tobacco products will be allowed in this area to ensure safety at this high-energy parade. There will also be a VIP viewing area with a seating area.
SATURDAY 2/18 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – The New Cahoots and Odd Colony Brewing Company host Mardi Grass at Odd Colony at 260 N Palafox Street. “The New Cahoots” is an acoustic group from Pensacola, Florida. The band, formed in 2020, has written a wide variety of original music from a blend of Folk, Bluegrass, and Americana. Performances include a diverse catalog of originals and covers ranging from traditional bluegrass, folk, and jam bands.
SUNDAY 2/19 9:00 a.m. Brunch and Bubbles: Mardi Gras at Emerald Republic Brewing, 1414 W Government Street, Pensacola, FL
They open early for a fun-filled day of great food, libations, and music. DJ Megan Davis will be playing some house beats in our beer garden from 12-3 PM. Chef Strain with a special Creole menu! Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary special, Champagne Bucket Specials, cocktail specials, $1 off saisons, and more.
SUNDAY 2/19 2:00 p.m. – Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade on Pensacola Beach. Avenida 10 to the Gulfside Pavilion. Dignitaries in convertibles, floats, beads, fun. The parade rolls at 2 p.m. down Via de Luna. Krewe of Wrecks is an island krewe that was formed in 1979 as a social club and donates to various local charities. They are dedicated to making Mardi Gras on the island a community celebration that helps charitable organizations and local businesses in the off-season.
MONDAY 2/20 – President’s Day Holiday
Who wouldn’t want to drink a few beers, win a few prizes, and support a great local charity, all the while having a whole lot of fun with some pretty terrific people??? Then join us here at Coastal County Brewing Company as we host the Krewe of Cheers taking over BINGO Night!
The games will begin at 7 p.m., and for just $10 per person, you get to play all 10 games for the chance to win a cool cash prize with each round, as well as entry into multiple raffles that will take place throughout the evening. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mylo Foundation and The Favor house to help support their ongoing effort within the community!
Krewe royalty and elected officials will be on hand as Seville Quarter is overtaken and becomes the French Quarter.
The coronation of the 2024 King and Queen Priscus will take place, and the end of the 2023 Mardi Gras season will
be commemorated at midnight. The French Quarter night and ceremonies will peak with Mardi Gras dancing inside
Phineas Phogg’s, and more entertainment throughout the complex continue throughout the night.