Dunedin Mardi Gras Parade and Festival
"Big Mama's Ya Ya Etoufee"
This event is a true family event. Music begins in our beautiful Pioneer Park pavilion at 5pm 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. This event draws young and old, families from Grandma to the smallest child as well as couples and singles.
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According to the Pinellas county sheriff's department, attendance at the parade has topped off at well over 30,000 attendees for the last 10 years. 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.
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The attendance at this event ranges in age from under 2 to over 80. The greatest bulk of attendees plan to spend three to six hours at the event which enjoys the largest crowds from two hours ahead of parade time, which is roughly 7:30pm- 9:00pm, till an hour or more after the parade concludes. Families tend to clear out earlier leaving the adult couples and singles to enjoy the remainder of the night downtown. Music ends on the main stage at Pioneer Park at 11pm.
Dunedin Mardi Gras is promoted by the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association and the City of Dunedin's Community Redevelopment Agency. There will be a variety of foods from local restaurants including beverage and art and craft vendors will be spread out along Main Street.
Visit the official city site for more Dunedin Events. If you plan on making this event a Florida Vacation, view Dunedin Accommodations and Places To Stay.
Some visitors for this Dunedin Event may want to dine out at one of the many restaurants located downtown, view Dunedin Restaurant Event Specials
Where: Downtown Dunedin, Florida, on Main Street between Louden Avenue and Broadway
Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Price: Admission is FREE. Beer, wine, food and souvenirs will be availabe for purchase.
Please note: No Pets, No Coolers, No Glass Bottles.
Headliner: T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers
Opening: The Mudflappers
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