The Best of Our Mardi Gras Coverage
  Mobile Mask covers more than 50 Mardi Gras parades and events every year. We shoot thousands of photos - nowadays it's a lot more than 10,000 every Carnival season. From that, we post more than 2,000 photos every year.
  From all of that, we choose between 100 and 200 Best Of photos every year.
  We also shoot HD video of most of the parades and post them on our YouTube channel. Over the last several years, we have made Best Of videos.
  To see the Best Of 2022, click HERE.
  If you'd like to view our Best Of photos or videos from 2020 to 2012, just click HERE.

Now on Sale!
  The 2023 issue of Mobile Mask magazine - our eleventh ever - is now on sale at more than a dozen area stores.
  To find a list of those stores or to order a copy from this website, just click on The Magazine in the list to the left.
  The magazine is 116 glossy, color pages of nothing but Mardi Gras in south Alabama. All of the schedules, maps, and information you need to plan your Mardi Gras season is in the Mask.
  Plus, it's loaded with feature stories you won't find anywhere else - not even on this website - about the people and organizations that make Mardi Gras happen.
  Have you ever wondered about Cain's Merry Widows? We have, too. So we've done the definitive story about that wonderful mystic society of ladies in black.
  Did you know that one year, way back in 1895, the Order of Myths and the Infant Mystics paraded as one? It had never happened before and hasn't happened since, and the Mask has a story about why it happened that one year.
  It's just $4 a copy, and you can save the postage charge if you grab one at a local store.

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Our Coverage of Mardi Gras 2023
  Mobile Mask covers as many area Mardi Gras parades and events as we can. When we say "cover," we mean photograph or video or both and sometimes write little stories.
  We will, for example, cover nearly every downtown Mobile parade. But it's tough for us to be in two places at once, so we do miss some events.
  Click on "Parading Groups" in the column on the left, then click on the group you're interested in, and you'll land on our page for that group. There you'll find links to the latest photos and videos, once they've been posted.
  And check the Mobile Mask Facebook page. Usually when we cover kids parades, for example, we post an album of photos there.
  We'll be working hard to get all of our coverage up on the site, and Mobile Mask is the only place where you can see virtually the entire parade with photos or video.
  We will absolutely hit a point where we fall behind in the posting, and then we'll hit a point where we'll no longer be posting because we'll be out on the parade route nearly every waking hour.
  But never fear. We always catch up. Eventually.

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