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Mardi Gras parades you can’t miss along the byway

If there’s a best time to visit Alabama’s Coastal Connection, it’s got to be during Mardi Gras. For the uninitiated, Mardi Gras refers to a 47-day period leading up to Easter. The days and nights are filled with feasting and festing before Ash Wednesday, when Catholics traditionally began fasting to mark the start of the ...Read More

Celebrating Mardi Gras where it all started

More than likely, you’ve heard of the weeks-long party that is Mardi Gras. It’s also likely you associate the partying and parading of Mardi Gras with New Orleans. Although New Orleans has a long and storied history with Mardi Gras, you may be surprised to learn that Alabama is, in fact, the birthplace of the ...Read More

Let the good times roll on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Get ready for flying beads, showers of moonpies and cascades of trinkets on Alabama’s Coastal Connection as Mardi Gras cranks up the floats for a month of fun. This season of revelry is celebrated on the Alabama Gulf Coast prior to the Christian season of Lent.  Taking the first ride of the season are the ...Read More