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Your Guide To All Things Mardi Gras

Unlike New Orleans and Mobile, where pretty much everything shuts down for a week before Ash Wednesday, Pensacola doesn’t have that luxury (or pitfall, depending on your view). Hence, the bulk of parading around here occurs during the weekend, so we can all get back to work and school on Monday. Similar to all other Gulf Coast celebrations however, the name of the game for Mardi Gras weekend is pacing yourself—because as all seasoned carnival goers have learned, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”