The crowds fill the parade route on Front Street and on Middle Lane in anticipation of the parade starting at 3 p.m. sharp, introducing the 2024 Mardi Gras King and Queen.
Beaufort’s Mardi Gras Celebration is a true display of Beaufort’s quirkiness. The parade of “krewes” in costume tossing jewelry and charms is something to see. The Sweet Potato Queens always steal the show! The group of women aged 40-70, all dress in elaborate costumes and perform choreographed routines.
New Parade Route: The parade starts at Truist Bank and proceeds west on Front Street to Turner Street and turns right to continue on Middle Lane, ending on Craven Street.
The Mardi Gras Parade is presented by Harbor Specialties.
Join the Parade! Bring your “krewe” and participate in the parade.. Entry fee is are $50.00 per “krewe”. Sign-up below.
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 and 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.
Beaufort’s Mardi Gras is hosted by Beaufort Business Association.
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