5 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Auburn—king cakes, a parade + more

Mardi Gras In Auburn
The parade is on February 18. (Downtown Auburn, Alabama / Facebook)

Get ready to celebrate! Mardi Gras in Auburn brings some of the best times of the year—from the fun parade to the festive sweets. Keep reading for five ways to celebrate the season in Auburn.

1. Auburn Mardi Gras Parade

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Come out this year! (Downtown Auburn, Alabama / Facebook)

The Annual Mardi Gras Parade is one of my favorite times to be in downtown Auburn. Bring the whole family to eat, shop and enjoy this year’s parade, dubbed Lights, Camera, Action…Krewe de Tigris Goes to the Movies!”

The parade will include floats, marching bands, organizations, families and more. Don’t miss the Krewe de Tigris’s newest King and Queen.

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  • When: February 18 | 3PM
  • Where: The parade will begin at Thach Avenue and South College Street, travel east on Thach to Gay Street, north to Tichenor Avenue, west to College and south back to Tichenor.

2. Krewe Krawl

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Mardi Party time. (Downtown Auburn / Instagram)

In conjunction with the parade, the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association will be hosting the “Krewe Krawl” in downtown Auburn.

Guests who purchase a wristband (sold in select downtown stores) for this event can enjoy special discounts at various boutiques and bars all day long. All proceeds benefit the Downtown Merchants Association to fund future events.

  • When: February 23 | 10AM
  • Where: Downtown Auburn
  • An entertainment district will be in effect 11AM-6PM

3. King Cakes and seasonal treats

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YUM. (Well Red)

You can’t have a Mardi Gras celebration without a King Cake! Here are a few places where you can find one in Auburn:

More Mardi Gras themed sweets:

4. Mardi Gras at Hey Day

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Have you been to Hey Day? (Hey Day Market)

To celebrate Mardi Gras at Hey Day Market, staff will be decked out in Krewe De Tigris themed attire and serving up some King Cake Flavored Gelato and free slices of King Cake. There will also be a giveaway of Hey Day Market gift cards for every person who finds the baby in their King Cake slice.

5. Fat Tuesday at Auburn Plaza

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Don’t miss Fat Tuesday at Auburn Plaza. (Auburn Plaza / Facebook)

Auburn Plaza is the place to be on Fat Tuesday. There will be a DJ, a parade float and festive specials including:

  • Hurricanes
  • King Cake Bushwackers
  • King Cake Shots
  • A special Mardi Gras Menu with Louisiana dishes

They’ll be handing out prizes for best dressed, so come dressed to impress.

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Callie Puryear
Callie Puryear
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