When do Mardi Gras festivities begin in Alabama this year?

Mardi Gras in Mobile. (City of Mobile)

This year, Mardi Gras arrives earlier than usual on February 13 (the day before Valentine’s Day!). Naturally, Alabama’s already gearing up for some all-out celebrations, and we’ve got all the details on when the party’s getting started. Keep reading for all the details.

When Mardi Gras starts in Mobile

Mobile Mardi Gras Tree
Mardi Gras Tree in Mardi Gras Park. (City of Mobile / Facebook)

Of course, we have to talk about Mobile first—after all, it’s where Mardi Gras got its start. Festivities are kicking off as early as January 6 with the lighting of the Mardi Gras Tree:

Following this exciting event are the many parades through the streets of Mobile County. The first is the Krewe de la Dauphine parade on Saturday, January 13. After that, about 40 more parades will be happening through Fat Tuesday. Check out the full 2024 schedule from Visit Mobile.

Mardi Gras celebrations across the state

Mardi Gras The Camp Huntsville
Mardi Gras at MidCity in Huntsville. (Sarah Gronberg / The Bama Buzz)

But Mardi Gras isn’t just for Mobile—the whole state keeps the party going. Keep an eye out for more detailed events guide, but go ahead and put these big events on your calendar!

Montgomery Area Events

Huntsville Area Events

Tuscaloosa Area Events

Auburn Area Events

Birmingham Area Events

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Sarah Gronberg
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