LIST: Mardi Gras parades happening in the Pine Belt

The Fraternal Order of Police Laurel Lodge #2 will hold its annual Mardi Gras Parade, sponsored...
The Fraternal Order of Police Laurel Lodge #2 will hold its annual Mardi Gras Parade, sponsored by Bok Homa Casino, on Monday, Feb. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.(Fraternal Order of Police Laurel Lodge #2)
Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 4:17 PM CST
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Carnival season is in full swing, and a few Pine Belt cities are getting in on the fun.

Here are a few Mardi Gras parades and events that will be happening his month in the Pine Belt:

Friday, Feb. 10

On Feb. 10, starting at 7 p.m., the Krewe of St. Catherine will be hosting its inaugural parade and block party in downtown Hattiesburg.

The parade will begin at the Hattiesburg Community Arts Center and stroll down Main St. before finishing with a block party on the corner of Front and Mobile Street, featuring live music, food and more.

The Krewe of Saint Catherine, founded by locals Rebecca Chandler and Ginger Lowrey, seeks to be a welcoming organization that celebrates the people and community it calls home.

For more information on the parade, click the link below:

Monday, Feb. 13

The Fraternal Order of Police Laurel Lodge #2 has rescheduled the Mardi Gras parade from Saturday, Feb. 11, due to inclement weather, to this coming Monday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Residents and visitors alike are invited to attend the FOP Laurel Lodge #2 Mardi Gras Parade, which is sponsored by Bok Homa Casino.

The weather forecast for Monday night is expected to be clear to partly cloudy with a 100% chance of Mardi Gras beads and throws raining down on parade patrons.

The FOP Mardi Gras Parade will follow the same traditional route that the Sertoma Club of Laurel Christmas Parade followed in December.

For more information on the parade in Laurel, click the link below:

Saturday, Feb. 18

Also in Hattiesburg, the 12th annual Caerus Mardie Gras Parade is set to roll at 1 p.m. on Feb. 18.

The parade will officially start at 4th Street and proceed south to Hardy Street, turn right on Hardy Street and then proceed westward on Hardy Street to 38th Avenue.

Following in her dad’s footsteps, Bailey Sanderford stands as Caerus parade captain for the second year, in memory of Lance Sanderford.

Keith Co. Petroleum partnered with Mississippi Made to sponsor the event, and people from across the state have been invited.

Officials said their purpose for bringing this parade to Hattiesburg will always be for the children. They are looking forward to another safe, family-fun day in the Hub City.

For more information on the parade, click the link below:

Also on Saturday, the Ellisville Mardi Gras Parade is expected to start at 6 p.m. in downtown Ellisville.

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