It's easy to plan your Mardi Gras revelry, once you know when Mardi Gras Day is. In Mobile County, the first parade of the season happens on Dauphin Island. It's the Krewe de la Dauphine, and it's 31 days before Fat Tuesday. So when you've got an early Mardi Gras, like we'll have again in 2027, that first parade really sneaks up on you. Because when Fat Tuesday is February 9th, that first parade is on January 9th. (Yes, even before Alabama's nearly annual tradition of playing for the college football's National Championship). 


Studio shot of mardi gras beads and glass

Here are Mardi Gras Days in the future, with some key dates below:

  • 2018 -- February 13th
  • 2019 -- March 5th
  • 2020 -- February 25th
  • 2021 -- February 16th
  • 2022 -- March 1st
  • 2023 -- February 21st
  • 2024 -- February 13th
  • 2025 -- March 4th
  • 2026 -- February 17th
  • 2027 -- February 9th
  • 2028 -- February 29th
  • 2029 -- February 13th
  • 2030 -- March 5th
  • 2031 -- February 25th
  • 2032 -- February 10th
  • 2033 -- March 1st
  • 2034 -- February 21st
  • 2035 -- February 6th
  • 2036 -- February 26th
  • 2037 -- February 17th
  • 2038 -- March 9th
  • 2039 -- February 22nd
  • 2040 -- February 14th


KEY DATES

  • First Mardi Gras Parade on the Season -- 31 Days before Fat Tuesday
  • First Downtown Mobile Parade (Conde Cavaliers) -- 18 Days Before Fat Tuesday
  • Joe Cain Sunday -- Two Days Before Fat Tuesday

While the parade schedules usually change somewhat every year, mainly to accommodate new additions, you can look at the most recent Mardi Gras schedule and easily plan any future Mardi Gras. The big parades are locked in and will only be moved in the event of a rain-out. So you'll know the Mystics of Time will happen the Saturday before Mardi Gras Day, you'll know the the Incas are two Fridays before Fat Tuesday. 

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