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Get ready for Mardi Gras!

Grab your beads and prep the floats — the good times are about to roll!

SEASON KICKOFF: Twelfth Night Celebration

Jan. 5
Starts at 5 p.m. with reception at Biloxi Visitors Center; Christmas lights will go out at 6 p.m.; City Hall festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. This annual celebration is presented by the City of Biloxi, The Mississippi Coastal Mardi Gras Museum and the Gulf Coast Carnival Association. The fun begins with a reception at the Biloxi Visitors Center, then the party continues at Biloxi City Hall, signaling the start of Carnival season.

Mystic Krewe of Niord — Viva Las Vegas

Jan. 7, 7 p.m.
Jackson County Civic Center, Pascagoula By invitation only

Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse — Mutiny in The Bay

Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bay St. Louis Community Hall For more info:

Le Belle Femme 10th annual Carnival Ball

Jan. 21
7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Biloxi Civic Center
Come celebrate a milestone as Le Belle Femme presents its 10th annual Carnival Ball. Admission is $75 per ticket, and attendees must be 21 or over. Attire is semi-formal; entertainment provided by KARMA. Email for tickets or to learn more.

Krewe of Athena 45th Annual Ball

Jan. 27, doors open at 6 p.m.
Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center, Biloxi

Southernettes — Dreaming in Neon

Jan. 28, 7 p.m.
Biloxi Civic Center
$60 per person
For more info:

Order of Glaucus 2023 Carnival Ball — Welcome to the Cabaret

Jan. 28, 6 – 11 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Ocean Springs Civic Center
Individual seated tickets are $75; guests must be 21 and over. Attire is formal, floor-length gowns and black tie. To purchase tickets, Venmo @Order-of-Glaucus. Please indicate in the notes what the transaction is for and the name for your tickets/ reservation.

Order of Billikins Mardi Gras Ball 2023

Feb. 3, 8 p.m.
Biloxi Community Center

2023 Neptune Coronation Ball

6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
King Neptune XXXVIII and Queen Venus XXXVIII will be crowned. Tickets provide access to open bar, and food platters will be available for purchase. Entertainment by Pop Fiction and Get Sideways. Email or contact any krewe member for ticket information.

North Bay Area Mardi Gras Association — Let’s Get Wild

Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Joppa Shrine Temple
$25 per person
For more info:

Ocean Springs Carnival Association’s Eighth Annual –Masquerade Ball — Casino Royale 007

Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
Ocean Springs Civic Center $75 per person
For more info:

54th Annual Krewe of Gemini Carnival Ball — Gifts of the Gods

Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
Biloxi Civic Center
$50 per person
For more info:

Krewe of Vesta — Vesta in Wonderland

Feb. 4, Royal Court presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.
BF “Mac” McGinty Civic Center, Pascagoula
By invitation only
Formal or semi-formal attire required. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Krewe of Nereids 54th Annual Ball and After Party (Black Tie)

Feb. 5, 8 p.m.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum
No cost to attend ball, $100 for after party
For more info:

Les Masquees Celebrates 100 Years

Feb. 10, 8 p.m. tableau
Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Civic Center By invitation only

Gulf Coast Carnival Association – 11th Annual “Run for the Beads” 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run
Feb. 11, 2023, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Downtown Biloxi
Registration will begin at least 1 hour before race time at the GCCA Office / Mardi Gras Museum. One-mile fun run begins at 8:45 a.m., and 5k begins at approximately 9 a.m. Race ends at the GCCA Office/ Mardi Gras Museum with drinks and music.

7th Annual PAWrade
Feb. 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (parade starts at 12:30 p.m.)
Biloxi Town Green
Please pre-register your pet by Friday, Feb. 10. Visit: www.hssm. org/events to register; forms can be completed and emailed to katie@ or returned to HSSM’s adoption center.

The Krewe of Diamondhead Celebrates 007

Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Club at Diamondhead
For more info: Renee Kirschenbaum, (251) 751-1528

Les Cavaliers Ball

Feb. 11, doors open at 7 p.m., tableau begins at 8 p.m. IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi

14th Annual Ocean Springs Night Parade

Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
Downtown Ocean Springs

St. Paul’s Carnival Association Royal Ball

Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
4321 Espy Avenue, Long Beach $60 per person
For more info: (228) 493-2728

Revelers Ball

Feb. 18, doors open at 7 p.m. Biloxi Civic Center
Members only

Les Belle Fleurs Ball

Feb. 18, 7 p.m.-midnight
Location: Frank Gruich Community Center, Biloxi
For more info: email to or
visit Les Belle Fleurs Facebook page

Krewe of Neptune Night Parade

Feb. 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Downtown Biloxi

GCCA Coronation Ball

Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
The Sovereign Rulers of Mississippi Mardi Gras will be crowned, King d’Iberville and Queen Ixolib CXV. Following the tableau, dance into Fat Tuesday with live entertainment. Free public viewing tickets are available. For more info, visit www.msgcca. org.

GCCA Biloxi Mardi Gras Parade

Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Downtown Biloxi

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