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Festival and Parade

Feb 10, 2024

The Wetumpka Mardi Gras Festival will open at 9:00 am and the parade will roll at 1:00 pm.  We are one of the largest and best Mardi Gras parades in the River Region drawing numerous vendors and parade goers to celebrate with our friends and family. We had over 100 entries for the 2020 Festival!

The parade is the central focus and we strive to grow it and make it diverse and exciting as possible. It serves as a way to bring the spirit of celebration and carnival to town and give people an opportunity who may never make it to Mobile or New Orleans the chance to be a part of Mardi Gras.

From classic Corvettes to classic Shriners to boy and girl scouts our parade is fun for all ages, all walks of life and truly…in its makeup…embodies the spirit of community. 

So find your spot and get ready to catch Moon Pies, beads and trinkets!

Event is Rain or Shine!  

WHS band

Vendors & Festival

The Wetumpka Mardi Gras Festival features different types of foods and vendors. There will be something for everyone. Foods at previous Madi Gras include chicken on a stick, alligator, gumbo, smoked turkey legs, red beans and rice and much much more.  


The Order of Cimarrón annual Mardi Gras parade will roll at 1:00 pm.  Parade will start at Farmers market. From there we will turn left onto W Bridge Street and head across the Bibb Graves Bridge and take a left on E Bridge Street.  Then turn south or right onto Hill Street, right onto E Commerce and go in front of the Elmore County Courthouse.  Then turn left or south onto S Main Street and end at the Wind Creek Casino employee parking lot. There is no entry fee for the parade.

Get your Krewe together, buy your beads, doubloons, and trinkets from Toomeys download our Parade Entry Form and Let the Good times roll! If you would like to become a sponsor, download our Sponsor form