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Havre de Grace Mardi Gras Celebration Jazzes Up Winter in the City

The parade on Bourbon Street is set for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Next Tuesday, Havre de Grace is taking a cue from the Big Easy and hosting its own Mardi Gras parade.

The sixth annual event is supported by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Committee and includes floats, costumed characters and music.

“As the tourist season slows, we felt the need to wake up our community, think local and celebrate small business," said Brigitte Peters, City of Havre de Grace Marketing and Tourism Manager.

The Havre de Grace Mardi Gras parade will be at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. With the Havre de Grace Jazz Band leading the way, floats representing local artists and businesses will travel from Bourbon Street to Washington Street, concluding on Saint John Street.

"This year, there is more to celebrate this Fat Tuesday with the recent Ravens Super Bowl win—excitement will be at an all time high," Peters added, referencing the Baltimore Ravens' championship victory Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

After the Mardi Gras parade in Havre de Grace, Peters said, restaurants and bars will continue the party with live music and specials.

See www.hdgtourism.com for more information about February events.

SHAWN HURST February 06, 2013 at 06:50 PM
That's why they call it Fat "Tuesday"...
Just For Fun February 06, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Tara, Thank you so much for the mention! We truly appreciate our customers and friends. Please let us know who you are the next time you stop in so we can personally Thank You for your kind remarks! Michelle, Just For Fun
Biller's Bikes February 10, 2013 at 01:27 AM
There were 26 float entries at last count and fifty-degrees and clear predicted. Come out and get some beads!
Karen green February 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM
The parade increases every year and it is so much fun to see your friends and neighbors strutting down Bourbon Street as they head downtown. Great job Brigitte Peters and associates. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)
Hollee Sifford February 12, 2013 at 01:58 PM
It is always cool to look out the back of the high school auditorium and see the floats lining up:) I have to work so that is about all of the parade i get to see....BUT....I will be asking for some beads so i feel like i am there:)

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