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 email@example.com.
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.
Ocean Springs - Elks Club Parade, 1pm
Biloxi - Second Liners Parade, 1pm
Pass Christian - Krewe of Legacy Carnival Parade, 1pm
Lizana - 14th Annual Lizana Parade, 1pm
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
Waveland - Krewe of Nereids Parade, Noon
Ocean Springs - Ocean Springs Carnival Association Night Parade, 7pm
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
Pass Christian - St. Paul Carnival Parade, 11:30am
D'Iberville - North Bay Association Parade, 1:30pm
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.