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Come for Mardi Gras in Mobile and Stay at SeaChase in Orange Beach!

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Monday, February 4th, 2019

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The oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States is in nearby Mobile, and we sure like to throw a huge party! What if you combined Mardi Gras with a stay at the beach – in Orange Beach at SeaChase. Combine the fun of parades, dancing, music, and a huge party, along with fun in the sun, sand, and surf of an Orange Beach vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast? What better way to bring the winter to a close?

All of these parades pass right in front of SeaChase:

Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:30 pm: Mystical Order of Mirams Mardi Gras Parade begins at traffic light east of Phoenix West and ends at Hwy 161.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6 pm: The Mystics of Pleasure along the same route as the Mirams. The Mystics krewe is Pleasure Island’s first nighttime Mardi Gras parading society.

Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019: the City of Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade, 2 pm: The largest of the Orange Beach parades and the only one during the day. Follows the same route as the others.

Mobile is VERY proud of their Mardi Gras celebration:

Did you know…that Mobile is the birthplace of America’s original Mardi Gras? That’s right, Mardi Gras originated in 1703 right here in our port city. It was revived after the Civil War when citizen Joe Cain, fed up with post-war misery, led an impromptu parade down city streets. We’ve been doing it ever since and we mark the annual occasion with majestic parades, colorful floats and flying Moon Pies. Mardi Gras celebrations begin two and a half weeks before Fat Tuesday and the Port City comes to life. Elaborate themed floats manned by masked mystic societies, mounted police and marching bands wind through downtown Mobile and surrounding areas, entertaining nearly a million revelers each year.

Our Carnival is a family-friendly time of parties, balls, parades and revelry. Find your spot and get ready to catch Moon Pies, beads and trinkets. And not to forget the man who kept Mardi Gras alive, Joe Cain Day is observed the Sunday before Fat Tuesday. 

Because Mardi Gras is a bit later this year, the weather will most likely be beautiful and warm. What a great time to combine it with an Orange Beach vacation at the condos at SeaChase!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!





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