Preparations underway for 35th annual North Bay Mardi Gras season
When North Bay Mardi Gras Association hits the streets of D’Iberville on February 19th, it will mark the 35th anniversary of the carnival krewe.
Members of North Bay were hard at work at the float barn on Thursday for a work day to make final preparations for their parade.
They roll at noon on February 19th along Lemoyne Boulevard, Central Avenue, and Automall Parkway. The road will be packed with paradegoers, so be sure to claim your spot early.
Organizers say their parade is a family-oriented event including the throws, attire, and activities. North Bay Area Carnival Association President Joey Olier said, “February 19th is going to be the big day. We want families to bring their kids out. We’ve got throws for kids, beads, stuffed animals, toys, and have a good time.”
If February 19th is too long to wait for some fun, the North Bay Mardi Gras Association is holding their 35th annual ball at 6:30 p.m. on February 4th at the Joppa Shrine Temple in Woolmarket.