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Mardi Gras General Information

For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats and, of course, the crowds of parade goers that are Mardi Gras in Mobile. 

Portlet Map

We have over 150 stations throughout the parade area leading up to Mardi Gras weekend, with over 200 options during Mardi Gras weekend. Click the map below to plan where to go.


No golf carts, ATVs or side-by-sides

Only state-registerested Low-Speed Vehicles (LSV) with current tag registration and insurance are allowed on city streets during Mardi Gras. Unregistered golf carts, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes and other unregistered vehicles are prohibited from city streets. All registered vehicles must adhere to applicable traffic laws.

Parking restrictions and towing

The City of Mobile restricts on-street parking in areas marked with gold and purple Mardi Gras parking signs. These restrictions go into effect two hours before, during, and after each parade. Vehicles found violating these restrictions are subject to being towed to ensure the safety and flow of the parade.

This Carnival Season, MPD will use a new temporary impound location for towed vehicles at the dead end on S. Royal Street, just south of Monroe Street. The temporary impound facility will close at 10 p.m. on each parade day. Cash, debit cards, Mastercard, Discover cards and Visa credit cards will be the accepted forms of payment at the temporary impound lot. For information regarding towed vehicles before 10 p.m. on parade days, please call (251) 208-2584. For information about towed vehicles after 10 p.m. and on non-parade days, please call (251) 208-2585.

No pets allowed

We are so excited for Mardi Gras season, and we know you are too! All pets look cute in their purple and gold, but please remember to keep them at home. Having pets on city streets along the parade routes during Mardi Gras activities is unlawful. Thank you for helping us keep your pets safe!

Reference Code: City of Mobile, Alabama - Chapter 39, Article X, Mardi Gras, Sec. 39.203

ADA Parade Viewing

The ADA viewing area is located in Ryan Park along Springhill Avenue. The space will be designated by barricades and signage and will include a set of bleachers.