Celebrate Mardi Gras in Hattiesburg, MS

Laissez le bons temps rouler! It's Mardi Gras in Hattiesburg, MS! Hattiesburg is the furthest North you will find a carnival celebration from New Orleans or Mobile and this year, we continue to celebrate years long traditions along with a few new ones. Parades, block parties, pub crawls, and dance parties offer something to do for people of all ages. Its the perfect time to visit Hattiesburg and explore all of the exciting things that our city has to offer.



Krewe of St. Catherine 2nd Annual Roll and Stroll Parade and Block Party | Friday, February 2

Join the Krewe of St. Catherine for their 2nd annual walking parade and block party on Feb.2, 2024 in Downtown Hattiesburg. This year’s theme is “Rock & Roll Stroll” honoring the rich culture of live music in downtown Hattiesburg. There will be hand made throws, fun costumes, and clever Sub-Krewe names.


Mardi Gras Mambo Pub Crawl | Saturday, February 3

For the first time ever, Front Street Eats is hosting a Mardi Gras Mambo – Pub Crawl and Block Party. Mambo begins at The Mockingbird, to SoPro, to Fairley’s, to The Porter, then to all of our Front Street Locations, to Trattoria, & Grill and Grocery! Complete the Pub Crawl starting at 1 pm and then party at Blu Jazz on Front Street with The Epic Funk Brass Band! All Pub Crawl participants will be able to stroll with the brass band New Orleans style from Blu Jazz Cafe down the hill to Hattiesburgers and Blues where the band will continue to perform. All are welcome to stroll with us. The Block Party will be happening at the end of Front Street featuring King Cake from local and New Orleans bakeries, great mixed drinks, beer, live music and more! This is a ticketed event.


Carnaval Brasileiro presented by MS Latinx Art Association | Saturday, February 3

This will be an unforgettable night of vibrant Brazilian culture and sizzling entertainment at Fat Cat in Downtown Hattiesburg! Get ready to immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of samba, the mesmerizing dance moves, and the colorful costumes that will transport you straight to the heart of Brazil.Dance the night away to the pulsating rhythms of live Brazilian music and a DJ that will keep you grooving all night long. Whether you’re a seasoned samba dancer of just looking for a night of fun, Carnaval Brasileiro is the place to be. Don’t miss out on this electrifying celebration of Brazilian culture, right here in your city. Grab your friends, put on your dancing shoes, and let the festivities begin!


Hattiesburg Caerus Mardi Gras Parade | Saturday, February 10

Keith’s Superstore and Mississippi Made & More present the 13th Annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade. The parade route will travel along Hardy Street in front of The University of Southern Mississippi, all the way to N 39th Ave. Get ready to catch beads and celebrate at this family friendly parade.


Want more Mardi Gras? Check out our handy guide on where you can find King Cake and Mardi Gras themed treats in Hattiesburg.