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|Good times, and parades, to roll on Pleasure Island|
February 8, 2014 - Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – Mardi Gras means parades and on Pleasure Island four will roll on the pavement and one will float on the water this season.
“It’s only natural that our family-oriented beach destination would showcase equally family-friendly Mardi Gras parades,” Joanie Flynn, vice president of marketing at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism said.
“Everyone from little children to our winter visitors takes part in the fun of our five island parades and experiences a whole different state of revelry.”
The Mystical Order of Mirams kick off the island parades on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The merriment begins at Wintzell’s on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach and ends at state Highway 161.
Continuing the fun the following evening, March 1, the Mystics of Pleasure take to the streets at 5:30 p.m. This krewe also begins at Wintzell’s and end at Perdido Dunes in Orange Beach.
On Fat Tuesday , March 4, three daytime parades will occur on Pleasure Island.
The Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade begins at 10 a.m. and runs along state Highway 59 from Clubhouse Drive south to the Main Public Beach.
Then at 1:30 p.m., the Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade starts at Wintzell’s and ends at Ala. Highway 161.
As the good times continue to roll, check out the 10th Annual LuLu’s Mardi Gras Boat Parade, which departs at 3 p.m. from The Wharf and travels west along the Intracoastal Waterway to the restaurant.
Meanwhile, the fun at LuLu’s starts with live music at 11 a.m. and following the parade at 5 p.m. Receive a complimentary slice of cake to celebrate the restaurant’s 15th anniversary.
In other related events, LuLu’s will also host its Second Annual Birds of Paradise Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 26 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets to this 21 and older event include a buffet dinner, open bar and music from the Tip Tops. To purchase tickets, visit shop.lulubuffett.com/store/cat/TICKET/TICKETS.