Parade goers can leave their jackets and raincoats at home and enjoy a weatherproof Mardi Gras procession through the galleries at the Mobile Museum of Art. The annual Family-Friendly Mardi Gras held Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes a mini parade complete with marching band through the museum galleries and a variety of Mardi Gras-related programs and art activities for the whole family. Admission to the event is free, and guests are encouraged to dress up for a chance to win the costume contest.
The Family-Friendly Mardi Gras event begins with a people-powered procession through the museum galleries. Parade goers will be showered with throws from costumed revelers in the Grand Lakefront Lobby.
Guests can also take part in a variety of art activities for the whole family such as creating mini-floats, mask decorating, or crafting “Throw-me-somethin’ Mister” signs. There will also be a costume contest where participants can win prizes for the best Mardi Gras outfit.
The Mobile Museum of Art’s Family Friendly Mardi Gras event is an exploration of the creativity, art and imagination that are fundamental traditions of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Admission to the event is free to all. For questions about participating in the parade, contact Howard McPhail, at 251.208.5205 or email to Howard.McPhail@MobileMuseumOfArt.com.