Mardi Gras

Changes in store for upcoming Pass Parade

Float riders hand out beads and other throws to the crowd as the St. Paul’s Carnival Association parade rolls through downtown Pass Christian on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The 2017 parade will start at a new time.
Float riders hand out beads and other throws to the crowd as the St. Paul’s Carnival Association parade rolls through downtown Pass Christian on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The 2017 parade will start at a new time. amccoy@sunherald.com File

There will be some noticeable changes for the Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian next month.

The annual St. Paul’s Carnival Association parade will roll on Sunday, Feb. 26, but it will have a new start time.

The association has moved up the time from its traditional noon slot to 11:30 a.m., which means streets on the float staging area will close at 9 a.m. The float staging area is Davis Avenue east to Courtenay Avenue. No traffic will be allowed on Second Street between Davis and Courtenay and south of the railroad tracks on Fleitas Avenue or Davis Avenue after 9 a.m.

Streets along the parade route will close at 10 a.m. This includes streets west of Davis Avenue to Henderson Avenue on Scenic Drive, U.S. 90 and Second Street.

Parking for the parade also will be different. No one will be allowed to park on U.S.90 and there will be no parking on the parade route. A list of parking areas can be found at stpaulcarnival.com, the association’s website.

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