Enjoy “Fat Tuesday” at the 23rd Annual Dunedin Mardi Gras this Tuesday. Celebrate the day steeped in French tradition with food, drinks, live music and a parade featuring over 50 unique and colorful floats.
There will be local celebrities, beads and plenty of beer, wine and food for sale along with unique arts and crafts. A free concert will begin around 5pm at the main stage in Pioneer Park. “Big Mamma’s Cajun Carnivale” parade steps off from the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium at 7:30 pm and heads north to Skinner Blvd. The parade route which runs along Douglas Avenue from Knology Park passing through Main street and in front of Pioneer Park ending justs before Skinner Boulevard.
The Mardi Gras celebration will take place in downtown Dunedin on Main Street between Louden Avenue and Broadway. This is a family friendly event, so bring out the kids! Admission is free and the fun will start at 4pm and end at 11pm.
Take a look at the parking map before you go.
If past attendance is an indicator, there will be an estimated 30,000 people attending this festival. You probably don’t want to wait till the last minute to get there. This is a family event so don’t worry about any bawdy behavior. If you want to continue the party past 11pm, local restaurants and pubs will be open! Please no pets, coolers or glass bottles.
Dunedin is located across Tampa Bay from MacDill AFB, just north of Clearwater. Dunedin is located in Pinellas County. Dunedin is one of the few open waterfront communities from Sarasota to Cedar Key where buildings do not completely obscure the view; a 1-mile stretch of Edgewater Drive (also known as Alternate US 19) south of downtown offers views of St. Joseph Sound, Clearwater Beach, and Caladesi Island.
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