This year will be the Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce’s seventh Mardi Gras parade. The community asked for a parade, and so the chamber took on the task of bringing Carnival to Picayune.
This year’s Krewe of the Pearl parade will start at 2 p.m., Feb. 3, beginning at the 1500 block of Goodyear Boulevard and traveling east. It turns right onto Main Street, then right onto West Canal Street, then right onto Kirkwood Street, where the parade ends for a family-friendly festival at Crosby Commons Park, complete with music, a jumphouse and other fun.
This year’s theme is All You Need Is Love. The Krewe of the Pearl’s royalty is Queen Tana Cochran and King Jimmy Watts.