To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2017 Floral Parade, click HERE.
To see the Mask's exclusive album of photos from that parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

Alfred Staples, longtime president of the Mobile Carnival Association, asked Sidney Simon to plan a parade for the Saturday afternoon before Fat Tuesday to keep people - especially out-of-towners - downtown for the entire weekend.

The first Floral Parade was held in 1930.

Though Mobile did have a floral parade earlier in its history, a parade of automobiles decorated with flowers - lots of them. That started in 1905 and ended with World War I in 1917.

By 1940 and the advent of the MCA Juvenile Court, the Floral Parade became what we know today, a vehicle for kids.

These days, the Floral Parade is one of only two that's scheduled to run twice, first on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, and again on Lundi Gras, along with the King Felix III parade, which also rolls again on Fat Tuesday.

This year, the Floral Parade first rolled on February 22 at noon and again on Lundi Gras, February 24, at noon.

The theme was Sunday Color, and the parade featured 16 floats, designed by Brent Amacker and built by Craig Stephens's Carnival Artists.

To see the Mask's exclusive photo album of the 2020 Floral Parade, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of that parade, click HERE.

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