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2016

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2016 Joe Cain Procession, 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.

Joe Cain 2018
Joe Cain 2020

2017

Joe Cain 2016

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2017 Joe Cain Procession, 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.

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videos from previous
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 Joe Cain Procession

2020

Joe Cain 2017

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2018 Joe Cain Procession, 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.

The Joe Cain Procession, often referred to as "The People's Celebration," has been a huge part of Mobile Mardi Gras almost since it began in 1967.

For more about the Procession (never call it a parade - just don't) and Joe Cain Day, look to the left of this page and click on "Joe Cain." Or just click HERE.

This year, the February 23 procession was again in two parts, a fairly new development that's just several years old now.

The Joe Cain Marching Society - those who walk the parade route, often in costume - has its own parade permit and precedes the Joe Cain Parading Society - the floats and vehicles, though the Parading Society also has its own walking groups out in front of the floats.

Yeah, it's confusing. But how do you explain a dozen or so widows crying over a man who only had one wife? Nothing about Joe Cain Day makes much sense. And that's the way we like it!

Wayne Dean Sr. portrayed Chief Slac IV for the 35th year in a row by leading the foot marchers at 2:30 p.m. The Parading Society was led by Thomas Watts, portraying Citizen Joe Cain.

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

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

2019

Joe Cain 2019

2018

To see the Mask's exclusive album of photos from the 2019 Joe Cain Procession, place your cursor on the image below and click on the arrows.
Due to the poor weather that day, we do not have a video of the Procession. We did, however, post a video of the Widows in the graveyard from that day, and you can see that video by clicking HERE.