Mardi Gras begins at 4:30pm on Friday, February 15th this year and ends on Tuesday, March 5th. Come celebrate in America's original Carnival city during Mobile Mardi Gras 2019!
Mardi Gras has been celebrated around the world for centuries. It's roots go all of the way back to the spring celebrations of the early-Romans. Then Medieval Catholicism updated the focus to the advent of Easter. All that was left after that was taking it to the New World, which Nicholas Langlois did right here in Mobile, in 1703, back when our city was the capital of Louisiana.
A lot of things have changed since that first Mobile Mardi Gras but we still celebrate and you're most definitely invited!
If you're looking for a more family-friendly place way enjoy the annual Carnival tradition, Mobile Mardi Gras is for you. While Mobile's festivities offer plenty of adult fun, it doesn't get as out of hand here as it can, in other cities like New Orleans.