Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade – February 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ARGONAUTS NAMED GRAND MARSHALL OF THE PENSACOLA GRAND MARDI GRAS PARADE ON SATURDAY, FEB. 10
Fresh off their trip to the 2017 NCAA Division II Football National Championship Game, the University of West Florida Argonauts will celebrate their stupendous sophomore season at the head of the city’s biggest celebration of the year.The Argos will serve as Grand Marshals for the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. More than 100,000 parade-goers will cheer the Argos’ historic season as the team leads the parade through the streets of downtown Pensacola.
“We were all so excited to see the Argos make it all the way to the national championship game, and we can’t wait to celebrate them at the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade,” said Danny Zimmern, president of Pensacola Mardi Gras Inc. “We are thrilled to honor the team, and invite all of the Gulf Coast to join us and show their Argos pride.”
The Pensacola Mardi Gras Grand Parade lineup will start on Spring Street at 10 a.m. A pre-parade meet-and-greet with the team is being planned. Spring will close to traffic at 6 a.m. The parade will roll at 2 p.m., rain or shine, down the traditional route, progressing east from Spring Street down Garden Street, turning north at Palafox Street, then turning back south at Wright Street and ending at Main Street. The parade is expected to conclude by around 6 p.m.
NEED TO KNOW:
* WHAT: Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade, featuring the UWF Argos as Grand Marshals.
* WHEN: Parade rolls at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.
* WHERE: Downtown Pensacola.
* COST: Free.
* DETAILS: Visit www.pensacolamardigras.com.