The Current Situation
  As of December 24, 2020:

  • The Mayor of New Orleans canceled all Mardi Gras parades and balls in that city. Surrounding parishes in Louisiana have since followed suit.
  • No mayor or other government official in south Alabama has canceled any Mardi Gras events or forced them to cancel.
  • More than half of the 64 or so parades in south Alabama have canceled on their own. 30 or so parades remain on the schedule. The real number is almost certainly smaller than that, and the organizations simply have not made their decision public yet. To see the parade schedule as it stands at this moment, click on "Parade Schedule" in the list to the left or click HERE.
  • Many Mardi Gras Balls have been canceled. We kept up at first, but we could not be certain we were hearing from every organization. Besides that, any organization that is throwing a Ball would surely be so restricted in crowd size that it would have to be for members only. We simply are not posting a Ball Schedule.
  • The Mobile Mask app has not been updated for 2021, and at this point, we are not planning to do so.
  • The Mobile Carnival Association announced that it has delayed all of its events, but there will be a King Felix III and Queen, and they will be announced and profiled in the MCA magazine, The Scroll. Whether we will ever see them publicly as King and Queen is an open question.
  • Despite several inquiries from Mobile Mask, the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association has not yet made its intentions known.

This page is a collection of items and information about the 2021 Mardi Gras in south Alabama. While the pandemic has certainly changed Mardi Gras radically, it does not mean that Mardi Gras itself has been canceled. That's akin to saying Christmas has been canceled - it will still happen, it will simply be different. To see the most up-to-date information, follow Mobile Mask on Facebook (click HERE) and Twitter (click HERE).

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