This event is a true family event. Music begins in our beautiful Pioneer Park pavilion at 4pm and continues till the parade steps off. After the one hour plus parade featuring over 50 unique and colorful floats finish tossing beads to the excited crowd, the party continues at the park until 11pm and spills over into the local pubs and restaurants till closing time.
According to the Pinellas county sheriff's department, attendance at the parade has included thousands of people both local and outside of Tampa Bay. Attendees begin arriving as early as 1pm to begin staking out a good spot along the parade route which runs along Douglas Avenue from Knology Park passing through Main street and in front of Pioneer Park ending justs before Skinner Boulevard.
The parade starts at 7:30pm at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium
and heads north to Skinner Blvd.
Come out to celebrate with thousands of visitors to the largest Mardi Gras Celebration in the Tampa Bay Florida Area. If you want to fully take advantage of Mardi Gras season, check out a room at our Host Hotel wich will be offering special rates for the attending festivities.