HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mardi Gras celebrations are starting early in the Hub City with the fifth annual Caerus Mardi gras Parade Saturday.
The day begins with the "Mad Dash to Mardi Gras" 5K at Camper Park at 8 a.m.
The 5th annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade starts at 11 a.m.
The route will be the same as the 2015 parade lineup along Service Road running alongside Hwy 49 south from 4th street up to Boot Country, proceeding along service road south to Hardy Street, right on Hardy proceeding west to 38th Ave and ending at Morningside Drive.
The Charity masquerade Ball at Lake Terrace Convention Center will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30.
The previous version of this article has been corrected.