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History of Mardi Gras on the Alabama coast

What city first started the Mardi Gras tradition in the United States? Ask someone from Louisiana, Alabama or Mississippi, and you may get three very different answers. In Alabama, folks take great pride in naming Mobile as home of the original Mardi Gras celebration in this country. Though many people associate Mardi Gras with New ...Read More

Book a Last-Minute Getaway with Off-Season Rates

Need a girls’ getaway or some time with your sweetheart? The offseason is the perfect time to enjoy a weekend away in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Winter may offer cool breezes on our sunny beaches, but we’ve got some hot deals that won’t lighten your wallet too much. There’s a Vow Renewal Hotel Package ...Read More

February 13th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , , , |

Mardi Gras is Set to Roll on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Grab your bags and get a mask, it’s Mardi Gras on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Mardi Gras, the pre-Lenten season of merriment and fun, kicked off on Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) and continues until the clock chimes midnight on Feb. 17. From the time when the first Mardi Gras parade, the Conde Cavaliers, rolls at ...Read More

January 16th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , , , , |

Celebrate Mardi Gras After Golf

Mardi Gras is February 17 this year, and for something exciting to give you an extra reason to visit the Gulf for a few rounds of golf at your favorite courses, there’s no more festive Gulf tradition than Mardi Gras! If you aren’t from the area, you might not know that Mardi Gras originates in ...Read More

January 12th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , , , |

Get Ready to Roll with a Few Mardi Gras Tips

Mardi Gras parade will roll in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on Feb. 28, March 1 and 4. In just a few short days, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach will come alive with revelry as locals and visitors alike take to the streets to celebrate Mardi Gras. If you are new to the ...Read More

February 25th, 2014|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , |

Mardi Gras Tradition Runs Deep on Gulf Coast

Come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to catch some moonpies and beads this Mardi Gras season. If you thought Mardi Gras was only a New Orleans tradition, think again. Both New Orleans and nearby Mobile, Alabama, lay claim to being the birthplace of Carnival, and locals in each city take pride in ...Read More

February 18th, 2014|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , , |

Island Boasts Family-Friendly Mardi Gras Festivities

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are cities both known for their family-friendly Mardi Gras festivities. How do you Mardi Gras? In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, we Mardi Gras family-style. It’s unlikely you’ll see inappropriate antics when you line the streets of these beachside sister cities for some Carnival merriment. And, with five ...Read More

February 12th, 2014|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , |

Welcome Back to the Beach Winter Friends

Mardi Gras parades are one of the many winter events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Whether it’s your first visit to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach or your 50th, we hope you feel the Southern hospitality extended to you from the time you set foot in Alabama. Experience the temperate weather where ...Read More

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , |