Are you ready to parade your big personality down the streets of Foley for Mardi Gras in Alabama? We’re with you, and more excited than ever, as Foley will be home to not just one, but two parades for 2019!

Note that Fat Tuesday is coming in a little later than usual this year, so both Foley Mardi Gras parades will take place in March. Whether you’re reaching for beads or negotiating for throws, Foley keeps it family-friendly, making the Mardi Gras celebrations a highlight for all ages and walks of life.

The Foley Mardi Gras Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Roosevelt and Alston. The parade winds north on Alston before turning west on U.S. 98 and finally heading south on Oak Street.

This parade is open to pre-registration from the public, and as such, we call it a people’s parade. If you’d like to ride in the parade or twirl your parasol in the second line, pre-register by contacting Paul Adams at 251-923-6918 or Sandy Adams at 251-504-5843.

On the following day – Sunday, March 3 – the fun continues at OWA. Hosted by the Krewe du Cirque on Joe Cain Day (always the Sunday before Fat Tuesday), this will be the inaugural Krewe du Cirque parade, and we’re happy to add them to the roster of Mardi Gras events happening in Foley. The parade will start at 4 p.m. in Downtown OWA, followed by coronation of the queen and a block party. For more information on their ball or participating in their parade, reach out through the Krewe du Cirque Society of Foley Facebook page.

Foley is situated just down the coast from Mobile, Alabama, location of the original Mardi Gras celebration. Surrounded by small towns with their own flair for the holiday, Foley is right in the heartland of this love affair with merrymaking. Join us for these special, family-friendly events as we march into Mardi Gras season on the Alabama Gulf Coast.