We all know that Mardi Gras started in Mobile, Alabama (contrary to what those will tell you who live in New Orleans). So why not enjoy Mardi Gras where it started?!
Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival celebrations in the United States, dating to the 18th century of its early colonial period. It was also host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society or “krewe” in the United States, dating to 1830.
Here’s the schedule for the 2012 Mardi Gras events happening in the Mobile, Alabama area:
Mobile, Alabama (courtesy of the Mobile Bay CVB) —