LIST: 2017 Mardi Gras Parades in South Mississippi

LIST: 2017 Mardi Gras Parades in South Mississippi

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The 2017 Carnival Season kicks off Jan. 6, also known as the Twelfth Night, or Feast of Epiphany. This year Fat Tuesday falls on Feb. 28. Here's a list of Mardi Gras parades and events currently scheduled in South Mississippi. Please send any additions or corrections to

Jan. 5, 2017 

Biloxi - Twelfth Night Celebration, 5pm

Participants will gather at the Biloxi Visitors Center (1050 Beach Blvd) at 5pm. Then, at 6pm, the reigning Royal Court of Gulf Coast Carnival Association will turn off the Christmas lights at the Biloxi Lighthouse, board a Mardi Gras float, and parade to the Mardi Gras Museum (119 Rue Magnolia) where they will turn on the lights at the museum to signal the beginning of Carnival season.

February 11, 2017 

Ocean Springs - Elks Club Parade, 1pm

Biloxi - Second Liners Parade, 1pm

Pass Christian - Krewe of Legacy Carnival Parade, 1pm

February 12, 2017

Lizana - 14th Annual Lizana Parade, 1pm

February 18, 2017 

Biloxi - Children's Walking Parade, 10am

Pascagoula - Krewe of Little Rascals Children's Parade, 1pm

Vancleave - Mystic Krewe of Pine Island Parade, 1:30pm

Long Beach - Carnival Association of Long Beach Parade/St. Thomas Carnival Association, 6pm

Gautier – Gautier Men's Club, 7pm

February 19, 2017 

Waveland - Krewe of Nereids Parade, Noon

February 24, 2017 

Ocean Springs - Ocean Springs Carnival Association Night Parade, 7pm

February 25, 2017 

Diamondhead – Krewe of Diamondhead, Noon

Pascagoula - Jackson County Carnival Parade, 1pm

Gulfport - Krewe of Gemini Carnival Day Parade, 2pm

Biloxi - The Krewe of Neptune Night Parade, 5:30pm

February 26, 2017 

Pass Christian - St. Paul Carnival Parade, 11:30am

D'Iberville - North Bay Association Parade, 1:30pm

February 28, 2017

Biloxi - Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade, 1pm

Gulfport - Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Night Parade, 5:30pm

*The city of Bay St. Louis says no permits have been filed for parades held exclusively in that city as of Dec. 29, 2016. As soon as they are officially scheduled, we will add them to our list.

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