Natchez & Vicksburg Mardi Gras
The Mardi Gras spirit is so strong in Louisiana, it leaks over across the border. Find celebrations swathed in purple, green, and gold in Natchez and Vicksburg, with complete lists at vicksburgconventioncenter.com and visitnatchez.org.
Jester’s Ball: The City of Vicksburg sponsors this all-out affair, complete with flowing drinks, moon pies, food, and music by Southern Komfort. 7 pm. $30. vicksburgconventioncenter.com.
Krewe of Pheonix: Always up for an excuse to party, Natchez has a Mardi Gras parade of their own up there, too—the Krewe of Pheonix, and they go pretty big. Lit-up floats, live bands, and more free fun will abound at North Broadway starting at 6:30 pm. kreweofphoenixnatchez.com.
Vicksburg Downtown Mardi Gras Parade: Local churches, businesses, drill teams and more strut down Washington Street during this community parade. 4 pm. vicksburgconventioncenter.com.