Here's all you need to know for the 22nd annual Dunedin Mardi Gras, from road closures, parking and start times to the parade route, who's performing, after parties and more.
Mardi Gras 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
The 22nd annual downtown Dunedin Mardi Gras street celebration kicks off Tuesday at 5 p.m. Here's all you need to know, from road closures, parking and start times to the parade route, who's performing, after parties and more.
Big Mama's ready for some Creole-style revelry in Dunedin once again. The 22nd annual downtown Dunedin Mardi Gras celebration is set to the theme "Big Mama's Ya Ya Etoufee." It kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Pioneer Park at 5 p.m. and runs until 11. The downtown street party, which celebrates Fat Tuesday, includes loads of food and drink vendors, live performances, and of course, a float parade with lots of bead tossing starting at 7:30 p.m. The event attracts upward of 30,000, according to Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association event organizers. Here's what you should know if you go: Road closures may begin as early as 7 a.m. Attendees typically begin arriving as early as 1 p.m. to stake out a good spot along the parade route. The …