Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama
Parade Viewing Guidelines

  • Park vehicles in a secure, well-lit area.
  • Obey barricade ordinances. 
  • Put a nametag on small children with parents’ names and telephone number.
  • Establish a pre-designated place to go after the parade in the event you are separated from family and friends.
  • Leave purses and valuables at home.
  • Do not follow floats along the route. Watch parades from a set location.
  • Throwing objects of any kind in the direction of floats, band members or parade participants can result in a fine.
  • Place beverages in plastic or disposable containers.  Metal or glass containers are not allowed.
  • Silly string and snap pops are illegal. 
  • Skateboards, motorized scooters and laser pointers are not permitted.
  • All parade routes must be cleared of vehicles two hours before and after parades. Violators will be towed at their personal expense.
  • Expect traffic delays immediately before and after parades. Drive defensively.
  • Medical assistance is available by contacting a police officer at the nearest intersection, or through Mobile Fire and Rescue medics patrolling the parade routes.