It’s almost here ya’ll! That magical time of the year when we celebrate the run up to Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday as most of us like to call it. We need to shake off the winter blues and dig into some shrimp gumbo, beignets and King Cake before we have to give something up for Lent. Although, most of us forget all about that part soon after the ashes grace our foreheads on Wednesday! In any case, our lovely stretch of the Gulf Coast has a reputation for doin’ it up right on Mardi Gras and this year will be no exception. Come February 28th through March 4th there will be parties, special menus at local restaurants and parades from Mobile to Gulf Shores to Fairhope. What other time of the year can you hang out with the Knights of Ecor Rouge or the Mystic Mutts of Revelry?
If you’d like to learn more about the origins of Mardi Gras (sorry Nola, it all started in Mobile) you can tour the Mobile Carnival Museum with us. Make sure you know where to go to catch your beads with this handy parade schedule. If you want to get all fancy you can dance the night away with the Krew De Lu Roux at Lulu’s at Homeport. We host our own party right on the parade route here at Silver Beach and we’d love to have you!
So, laissez les bon temps roulez ya’ll! Happy Mardi Gras!