Escambia Westgate School Mardi Gras Parade
Escambia Westgate School, 10050 Ashton Brosnaham Drive. 9:30 a.m. The annual Mardi Gras Celebration at Escambia Westgate features a parade for the students. The staging area for the Krewes will be in the parking lot of the Brosnaham Soccer Fields. Krewes can start lining up anytime after 8 a.m. and the parade will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. There will be a cake auction following the parade in the school cafeteria. The proceeds from the sale help support yearbooks for students. Donations of throws for kids to throw in the parade are welcome. For krewes participating in the parade, throws and MoonPies are welcome, but please, no hard candy and please keep throws in good taste (no plastic weapons, grenades, tobacco products or throws with liquor logos on them). Joe Denmon at Westgate at 494-5700 ext. 259, or Amy Bates at ext. 243.
Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade
Downtown Pensacola. 7:30 p.m. When the cannons start firing, it’s time to “Party Like A Pirate” as the 61st consecutive Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Mardi Gras Parade takes to the streets of downtown Pensacola. Line the parade route along Garden and Palafox Streets to catch beads and throws from the Krewe of Lafitte Floats and their band of Pirates, leading the way for more than 70 parade entrants, including floats from many of the local Krewes, marching bands, local celebrities and dance groups. www.kreweoflafitte.com.
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
Downtown Pensacola. 2 p.m. Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade is the largest annual event in downtown Pensacola. Residents and visitors often totaling more than 100,000 enjoy the pageantry and excitement of a parade with over 6,000 participants and over 250 entries. www.pensacolamardigras.com.
Krewe of Wrecks Champagne breakfast and street dance
Champagne Breakfast at Crabs on the Beach, 6 Casino Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. 10 a.m. Breakfast and fvors included. Tickets: $40 for members and guests in advance only. The Street Dance follows at 1 p.m. at Sabine Sandbar, and is open to the public. Melanie Hotard Waite, 292-2099 (after 4 p.m.), or email melanie @waite.cc.
Krewe of Wrecks Parade
Pensacola Beach. 2 p.m. The parade stretches down Via de Luna, ending at the Gulfside Pavillion on Casino Beach. Jayne Redmond, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krewe of Wrecks Red Beans and Rice
The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach. 11 a.m. Billed as “the world’s largest free lunch,” the Krewe of Wrecks will serve heaping helpings of red beans and rice. Beverages and memorabilia will be available for purchase. Melanie Hotard Waite, 292-2099 (after 4 p.m.), or email melanie @waite.cc.
2016 Pensacola Priscus Party Gras
Details are TBA on Pensacola Mardi Gras’ annual Fat Tuesday celebration.