Fort Morgan Mardi Gras parade ready to roll on Feb. 27
The Fort Morgan Mardi Gras Parade will be back meandering along a beachside strip about 16 miles west of Alabama 59 next month, as Baldwin County has granted a permit to the Fort Morgan Parading Society to host the parade on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. Go to fortmorganalmardigras.com for info about how to enter participate in the grass roots event, which is open to all and free to enter. Email entries to email@example.com or text or call parade founder (with help from Lida Kay, Max Weston and others) Gayle Pierce at 251-423-4722 for more info.
The parade route runs from Triple Tail Lane to Bernard Court East. Parking is limited. If you plan to attend we ask you to carpool if possible.
The parade starts at the intersection of Tripletail Lane and Ponce DeLeon Court. It will trace 1.9 miles west along the Gulf of Mexico before turning north at the intersection of South Bernard Court. and ending at Ft. Morgan Road. (Alabama 180).
As per specific themes and specific floats from participants, Pierce said before the last parade (in 2020) that she wants to be surprised. “I like to call it a homegrown parade,’’ she said. “We throw it out there and then wait to see what people will do. People call and want me to come over to discuss what they are doing. But I tell them that’s Ok. I’ll see it when they get there. I want to be surprised. I want to be excited when I see it.’’
Ft. Morgan bistros Tacky Jacks and Sassy Bass Amazin’ Grill will host post parade parties beginning at 2 p.m.