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Mardi Gras Parade and USS Mobile Commission Celebration this Friday

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — We are just days away from a major celebration in downtown Mobile, a “Tardy Gras” parade is being held to celebrate the commissioning of the USS Mobile on Friday.

The USS Mobile arrived in the port and the celebrations are coming together for what organizers say will be a day to remember.

“It’s a historical event for the US Navy and Austal and for the City of Mobile,” Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said.

Stimpson said it’s a rare honor for a ship to be built, christened and commissioned in the city it’s named after.

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***Officials are asking the public to move their vehicles off of the parade route around 4 p.m. on Friday as they will start towing cars around 4:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

***Keep the Broad Street construction in mind when planning how you will get downtown for the festivities.

***Mobile Police are expected to release more on safety for the event later this week.

USS Mobile Celebration parade route

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