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Mardi Gras Madness in North West Florida: Destin


You don't have to head to New Orleans for an authentic Mardi Gras Celebration. North West Florida has not one, but six Mardi Gras parties and parades planned throughout the area! Let's take a look at two and see how Destin turns its laid-back, beach town atmosphere into a bead-throwing, moon pie tossing, good time!

No one says "Laissez les bons temps rouler" like HarborWalk Village on Saturday, February 9th from 2-11pm. Dazzling floats, colorful costumes, and street performers will parade down the streets alongside the breathtaking Destin Harbor! Live music will fill the air after the parade on the Main Stage and your favorite HarborWalk restaurants will be serving up delicious bites! For more information on this event visit: http://www.emeraldgrande.com

"Let the good times roll" and the festivities continue at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Party like it's Tuesday, Fat Tuesday that is! On February 12th, Baytowne invites you to an all day bash. A parade of colorful floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks will roll their way down the streets of Baytowne Wharf throwing hands full of beads and moon pies. Continue the celebration into the night with live music and Mardi Gras parties at your favorite Baytowne Wharf Restaurants and Bars. For more information on this event visit: www.sandestin.com.


Saturday, January 5, 2013 by Kris L.