2016 Mardi Gras Celebrations!
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, was born right here on the Gulf Coast, so you know we know how to let the good times roll! If you live on the Emerald Coast, or will be enjoying a winter vacation in Destin, don’t miss these upcoming celebrations!
If you want to party early, make your way over to Fort Walton Beach, just a short drive from your condo rental in Destin, for their annual parade this Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1PM. The parade will follow a route down Okaloosa Island and feature local businesses tossing moonpies, beads and more as they make their way toward Highway 98. After this family-friendly parade, be sure to head over to Helen Back for pizza during the after party.
The next Fat Tuesday celebration takes place in Destin along the boardwalk. Don your best purple, green and gold attire for the annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. Grab your friends and get ready to enjoy a few beverages as you make your way along the docks visiting some of the areas best restaurants. Pub crawl passes are on sale now. Bring a plastic jar of peanut butter or jelly, which will be donated, to receive 50% off your pass.
The next day, February 6, 2016, it’s time for Destin’s annual Mardi Gras parade through HarborWalk Village. Bring the kids, come in your best fare and yell for beads, moonpies and other trinkets as the festive floats pass by from 2-4PM. On Sunday, visit 30A for the annual Seaside Mardi Gras celebration and concert beginning at noon. Or, if you are an animal lover, register your pet for the Baytowne Wharf Mardi Gras Dog Parade at 2pm!
No matter where you celebrate, laissez les bon temps roulez!