Your guide to celebrating Mardi Gras in Montgomery—king cake, parades and more

Mardi Gras In Montgomery
Laissez les bons temps rouler. (The Order of Cimarrón)

Let the good times roll, Montgomery! It’s about that time to bring out the king cake and throw some beads. If you’re looking to celebrate Mardi Gras in Montgomery, we’ve got the perfect guide for you. Keep reading for all the details.

Cut into a king cake

1. Kingdom Dough

Kingdom Dough In Montgomery
I’d wake up extra early to grab this king cake. (Kingdom Dough on Facebook)

For unbeatable handmade king cake, give Kingdom Dough a try. Stop by their store in person or preorder a cake—call, or email the shop.

Location: 2880 Main Street Millbrook, AL
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 5AM-10AM; Sat. 5AM-11AM; Closed Sun.-Mon.
Price: Small $9.99, Medium $19.99, Large $24.99
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2. Liger’s Bakery

Will you be the lucky one to find the baby in the king cake this year? Montgomery staple Liger’s Bakery sells a wide variety of fresh king cakes with tasty filling options like cinnamon sugar, cream cheese, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry and lemon. Call or pickup in-store.

3. Frios Gourmet Pops

Frio Pops In Montgomery
You won’t have to worry about finding a baby in the popsicle. (@frios_riverregion on Instagram)

King cake in popsicle form still counts, right? For a refreshing twist on king cake, try Frios handmade pops. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for all the details on hours, price and where their pop truck will be parking next.

Grab some classic Cajun eats

1. The Seafood Bistro

The Seafood Bistro In Montgomery
Full of Cajun flavor. (The Seafood Bistro on Facebook)

Owners Paul and Jessica Do both grew up in Mobile, AL, so they know a thing or two about authentic Mardi Gras flavor. They have plenty of Cajun classics like po boys, gumbo and red beans + rice.

2. Wishbone Cafe

After moving to Louisiana, owner Paul Dallas was inspired by the unique flavors and welcoming nature of the restaurants there. So, he opened a spot of his own to offer the same to Alabama. Cajun truffles, Bourbon street wings and Cajun shrimp po boys are highlights of the menu.

3. Uncle Mick’s Cajun Market and Cafe

It’s all in their motto: “One bite away from the bayou.” Uncle Mick’s doesn’t shy away from Louisiana favorites like alligator and crawfish—and you can sample before you buy to make sure the flavor is right for you.

4. Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux

Catch the big game and classic Cajun eats. From gumbo and crawfish étouffée to shrimp and ribeye po boys, your next meal here will be a touchdown.

Let the good times roll at a Mardi Gras event

1. AARP Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration

Enjoy a fun Mardi Gras themed parade, arts and crafts vendors, inflatables, and other activities in Downtown Prattville.

2. Mardi Gras Roaring 20’s Murder Mystery Event

Come dressed up in Roaring 20’s and Mardi Gras gear and solve a mystery with the Southern Ghost Girls. You will take on the role of a fun character and play out the part while mingling with the other guests—no memorization or acting experience needed.

3. Millbrook Mardi Gras Festival and Parade

Mardi Gras Beads In Montgomery
The Millbrook Revelers bring all the Mardi Gras spirit. (Millbrook Revelers on Facebook)

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Millbrook with a fun purple, gold and green themed festival. Enjoy plenty of food, crafts, vendors and of course, a bead-throwing parade.

4. The Order of Cimarrón Mardi Gras Festival

Mardi Gras Parade
Purple, green and gold galore. (The Order of Cimarrón)

Inspired by the birthplace of Mardi Gras in Mobile, The Order of Cimarrón puts on an extravagant festival every year. The popular parade had over 15,000 attendees in 2020. With over 70 vendors this year, there will be plenty of food and family fun.

  • When: Sat. Feb. 26 | Vendors open at 9AM, Parade starts at 1PM
  • Where: Gold Star Park
  • Admission: Free

We’ll be updating this list with more festivities as they’re announced.

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Gabby Gervais
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