America's First Mardi Gras: Three Centuries of Pageantry in Mobile
Before New Orleans, there was Mardi Gras in Mobile. Discover traditional artistry and enjoy local cuisine as you revel in the centuries-old story of America’s original Mardi Gras.
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Program No. 14269RJ
4 days
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Celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile, where the fun and frolic began in 1703! Experience the history, customs, pageantry and excitement of “Fat Tuesday” as you enjoy a full day of festivities featuring colorful parades on Mardi Gras morning, afternoon and evening.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile.

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  • Explore the Mardi Gras Museum showcasing gowns, trains and crowns of Mardi Gras Kings and Queens and see the reigning King and royal court arrive during Monday’s beautiful Floral Parade.
  • Discover Mobile’s rich cultural history and experience sacred architecture as you visit two regionally important cathedrals.
  • Enjoy marching bands, mounted parade units and floats created by “krewes” such as the Order of Athena, Knights of Revelry, Comic Cowboys and Order of Myths.
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Craig Roberts
Craig Roberts is a graduate of the Auburn University School of Architecture. He is a registered architect who has owned his own architecture business for 30 years. Most known for his residential work, Craig’s designs has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and Southern Living. In addition, he has been honored to have three of his homes appear on the HGTV series, “Homes Across America.” Craig is a member of the American Institute of Architecture and serves on several boards.
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