Pensacola Mardi Gras 12th Night Celebration

January 6, 2024 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Seville Quarter
130 E Government St. Pensacola
FL 32502
Pensacola Mardi Gras

Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off on the 12th Night

Presented By: Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Catalyst Real Estate Development & The East Garden District

2024 Pensacola’s Mardi Gras 12th Night Celebration

The 2024 Mardi Gras season marks the 13th year for the Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick-Off Celebration.

The New Orleans Ramblers

The New Orleans Ramblers will once again lead our processionals and Second Line around Jefferson Street and Government Street.  Sounds of traditional New Orleans music and second line will help us Kick-Off Pensacola’s Mardi Gras season.

Of course, there will be plenty of 2nd line band marches, including the classic 2nd line escort of the costumed Krewes to the where they will be blessed by Father, and local dignitaries including elected and governmental officials.  Each Krewe that is blessed will receive the customary certificate recognizing their commitment to the Mardi Gras spirit and authorizing their blessed participation in the 2024 season.

King Cake

Traditionally, Mardi Gras and the Twelfth Night start with King Cake.  Inside Seville Quarter, Father Nick Schumm will bless the community around 9:00 p.m., and there will be King Cake from our special King Cake sponsor (watch our FB page for the big announcement).  King Cake will be free for everyone, while it lasts that is…

More event DETAILS (the fine print):

The official Kick-Off will begin inside Seville Quarter at 5 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 6th.  Floats will be parked on Jefferson St. south of Romana St. all the way down to Zarragossa, and Government Street between Palafox and Tarragona Streets.

After opening ceremonies with the Royal Processional, a Second Line Processional of Royalty will walk the float route and bless the floats.