Pascagoula St. Paddy’s Parade
The Coast is missing Mardi Gras, but thankfully we’re squeezing in one last parade as the O’Blarney Society rolls through the streets of Pascagoula.
This is the parade’s second year and they’ve upgraded their operations significantly since 2016, bringing on members of the city’s carnival association to help with the event. In typical parade fashion there were beads flying, but in a unique St. Paddy’s Day twist many were catching carrots and cabbage, parts of a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal as the floats rolled by.
Alma Huyett with the O’Blarney Society said, “This is the second year O’Blarney has hosted a St. Patricks’ Day parade in Pascagoula. Last year, we had it during the day but this year I partnered with Main Street Pascagoula because St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Friday night so we decided to do something downtown to get all the businesses involved. This year we hope it is bigger and better than last year.”
This year the parade more than doubled in size and the O’Blarney Society hopes to exceed that growth in the future.