Mobile’s Mardi Gras

America's Family Mardi Gras

4 Days  |  Feb 1-4, 2018

Starting At $319.00
Mobile, AL is not only recognized as celebrating the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New Orleans), but also as home to the "America's Family Mardi Gras" delighting both young and old from around town and across the nation. For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile, AL are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats. Ain't no party like Mardi Gras!

Mobile’s Mardi Gras

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  • Three Mardi Gras Parades
    • Conde Cavaliers Parade
    •  Bayport Parading Society
    • Pharoahs Conde Explorers
  • Toomeys Mardi Gras Beads Store
  • Carnival Museum
  • Two Afternoons of Mardi Gras Festivities
  • Bellingrath Gardens
 

  • Lunch in Bellingrath’s Magnolia Room
  • Lunch at Wintzells Oyster House
  • Two Nights Drury Inn Lodging
  • Two Hotel Breakfasts
  • All Taxes and Tips on these services
  • Luggage Handling
  • One Fee with Every 16 Paid

Per Person Prices:

$319 Double

$299 Triple . . . $289 Quad . . . $429 Single

(Early Bookings recommended as hotels rates increase as Mardi Gras grows near.)

Day 1 – Mobile, AL

Arrive in Mobile, AL.  Check into the Drury Inn at Mobile, AL for a three night stay. After your day of travel, the group will enjoy Drury Inn’s 5:30pm Kick Back with free food and drinks.

Day 2 – Local Sights – Evening Mardi Gras Parade

This morning you will see the Bellingrath Gardens and Home. This was the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. The Gardens first opened to the public in 1932 while a national garden club meeting was taking place in Mobile. Mr. Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile paper, announcing that anyone who would like to see the spring garden could do so free of charge. After an overwhelming response, the couple decided to keep the gardens open year-round, beginning in 1934. Throughout the year, this 65 acre Garden Estate is in full bloom with camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season.

After visiting the gardens then you will have lunch in the Magnolia Room at Bellingrath.

The first stop in the afternoon will be at Toomey’s Mardi Gras Store to purchase all the Mardi Gras supplies you would like. Toomey’s is a one stop shop for all of your Mardi Gras needs.

Following Toomeys you will head to the Mobile Carnival Museum. The museum opened in 2005 to rave reviews. The concept of a museum totally dedicated to Mardi Gras had been a goal of numerous native Mobilians for years. The museum offers 14 gallery rooms, a pictorial hallway, theater, den (social gathering area) and gift shop. In addition, the home is registered as a historic building and affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy detailed crown molding, pine floors and exquisite chandeliers.

The 2018 Parade Schedule has not been published at the time we posted this page.   In 2017 at 6:30 pm was Order of Inca Parade.  Gather along the parade route to enjoy the evening parade. partaking of the fun of eating, drinking and being merry. Street vendors and restaurants/cafes along Dauphin Street.

Day 3 – Mardi Gras Parade Day

Lunch today is at Wintzell’s Oyster House. It is a historic landmark on Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile, Alabama, a city that was established more than three hundred years ago. The original Wintzell’s location has been open for over seventy five years. Wintzell’s Oyster House was founded in 1938 by J. Oliver Wintzell and initially began as a small, six-stool oyster bar. Since then, the restaurant and brand have grown significantly.

In 2016 the schedule was:  2:00pm Mystics Parade / 2:30pm Mystical Revelers Parade
6:30pm Maids of Mirth Parade / 7:00pm Order of Butterfly Maidens Parade / 7:30pm Krewe of Marry Mates Parade

Throughout the afternoon you enjoy leisure time partaking in the merriment along the parade route street.  Eating, drinking and being merry.

Day 4 –Depart for Home

After breakfast you depart for home.  (B)

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