The city of Biloxi, the Mardi Gras Museum in Biloxi and the Gulf Coast Carnival Association team up each year to present the Children’s Walking Mardi Gras Parade.
Thousands of children have participated through the years and the tradition carries on this year, free to children ages 12 and younger. An adult must accompany anyone 9 or younger. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 3, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at the parade starting point under the Interstate 110 overpass on Howard Avenue. From there, the parade will roll east on Howard to Reynoir Street and turn south, ending at the Mardi Gras Museum, where a celebration will be held with arts and crafts activities, pictures with the King and Queen of Gulf Coast Carnival Association, refreshments and a float and costume contest.
The theme this year is The Ride of Your Life.
Parents and guardians are welcome to walk with their children.
Children may walk or ride bicycles, scooters, wagons, skateboards or roller skates/inline skates, but no motorized vehicles — including battery-powered children’s cars and scooters — will be allowed.
A limited number of throws will be available for the children, and children are encouraged to bring additional throws.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask and a costume, and bicycles and wagons may be decorated as floats. In fact, kids are encouraged to enter the celebration’s costume and float contests.
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