The Prattville Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration in Prattville, Alabama, brings the colorful spirit and festive atmosphere of New Orleans Mardi Gras to the heart of the South. This annual event, typically held in February, invites residents and visitors to enjoy a day filled with joy, music, and community camaraderie.
Events and Activities
The highlight of the celebration is the vibrant parade featuring elaborately decorated floats, marching bands, and dance troupes throwing beads and trinkets to the cheering crowds, creating a lively and engaging experience for attendees of all ages. Following the parade, the celebration continues with a family-friendly festival at the Prattville Spinners Park, offering live music performances, delicious food vendors serving up local and traditional Mardi Gras fare, and a variety of craft stalls. Activities for children, including face painting, balloon animals, and interactive games, ensure that the younger guests are thoroughly entertained.
Prattaugan Museum, located in the heart of Prattville’s historic district, allows visitors to delve into the town’s past through exhibits and artifacts, including the history of the cotton gin and its impact on the community. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the stunning Capitol Hill Golf Course, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, with its picturesque landscape and challenging courses.