Beaufort’s Waterfront Mardi Gras Festival is a three-day celebration with feasts, parades, costumes, masks, and revelry. Highlights will include a Masquerade Ball, Parade & Street Carnival, PRO / AM Gumbo Competition & Tasting, and the Sinner’s Remorse Brunch.
After going to Beaufort’s Mardi Gras Celebration, you’ll understand why Beaufort was named to the list of “America’s Quirkiest Towns” by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Mardi Gras is a true display of Beaufort’s quirkiness. The parade of “krewes” in costume tossing jewelry and charms is not to be missed. The Sweet Potato Queens (a group of women, aged 40-70) who dress in elaborate costumes and perform choreographed routines are always a festive group in the parade. Enjoy an afternoon street carnival filled with Cajun food and music! Bring the kids along for the face painting and mask making experience under the tents.
Free admission for Children’s Events, Mardi Gras Parade, and Street Carnival.
Mardi Gras Attire
When it comes to what to wear for a Mardi Gras Celebration, you cannot go wrong by wearing the official Mardi Gras colors – green, purple, and gold. Wear beads. Jester hats, carnival masks, and glittery or sequined clothes are also great party outfits for those who want to go all out.
Plan Your Stay
Hotels and Inns fill up quickly so make your reservations soon. The Beaufort Hotel is the Official Hotel Beaufort’s Mardi Gras Celebration. Be sure to see our our local accommodations listing.
Do a little prior planning when deciding where to dine. Be sure to see our local restaurant listing.
Mardi Gras Bling & Merch
Be sure to pick up your official merchandise for Beaufort’s Mardi Gras Celebration.
Beaufort’s Mardi Gras is hosted by Beaufort Business Association.
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