Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mississippi Mardi Gras

When you think of Mardi Gras the first place that comes to your mind is New Orleans, the home of Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras is celebrated along the entire Gulf Coast from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi , to Pensacola, Florida many people are not aware of this.  All the small towns along the coast have their own Mardi Gras parades and you can really get in the spirit of the celebration.

I normally try to be on the Mississippi coast during the Mardi Gras celebration as I enjoy the parades in Biloxi and Ocean Springs there is also a great parade  in the small town of St. Martin on the Back Bay of Biloxi.
 The town of Ocean Springs has a day parade and also a night one both are quite good.
The people have put a lot of work into the parade floats they also throw some fantastic beads  and candy.

 The Biloxi parade is also a lot of fun to go to as they also have unique floats , and throw many different types of goodies as the parade rolls  along the beach.  The St. Martin parade is the largest one I believe and and is also great fun you  can always hear the people yelling throw me something, Mr.  So for a good time during the Mardi Gras season check out the Mississippi Gulf Coast you won't regret it.