MOT 2016

One of Mobile's most popular parades, the Mystics of Time, comes out on the Saturday before Mardi Gras and unleashes smoke-breathing dragons on the streets of the city.

The MOT formed in 1948 and first paraded the next year. As the story goes, a group of friends, while playing their regular poker game, started discussing forming a new Mardi Gras group.

One day, in the old Azalea Grill, that group bumped into a group of men who were members of another parading organization but were disenchanted with that organization. Together, they formed the Mystics of Time.

This year, MOT paraded on February 22 at 5:45 p.m. Their theme was Backwards Through Time. The parade featured MOT theme floats from previous years, and for emphasis, the parade will proceed in reverse order, so the Emblem Float will be last, followed by the MOT is Coming banner.

The parade included 19 floats by The Royal Artists. Costumes were by Andrade's Costumes.

Also note that MOT followed the new Route H, and the first segment of that - from Dearborn and Government to Church and Claiborne - was basically floats-only. Anyone who was on that stretch of Government got to see the floats (and catch stuff) three times.

To see the Mask's exclusive photo album of the 2020 Mystics of Time 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.

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2018 Mystics of Time 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.

2020

2019

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2016

2018

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2019 Mystics of Time 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.

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2016 Mystics of Time 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.

2017

MOT 2017
MOT 2020
MOT 2019

To see the Mask's exclusive HD video of the 2017 Mystics of Time 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.

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MOT 2018

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