Things to Do: Visit the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

visit the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

Who needs New Orleans for Mardi Gras when you live in Biloxi? That’s right! The Mississippi Gulf Coast is no stranger to Mardi Gras either. Find out the history and more when you visit the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum in downtown Biloxi.

About the Coastal Mardi Gras Museum

Think glitz, glamour and gowns! And headdresses with plumage… and lots of sparkly masks. Those are just a few of the key pieces you’ll see when you visit the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum.

According to the website, visitors will learn more about “the kings and queens, the krewes and the costumes, the parades and the people who make Mardi Gras a magical time of year in Coastal Mississippi.”

Let the stories and revelry of Biloxi’s longtime Mardi Gras traditions come to life with a guided tour of the museum. Anna Harris, director of the museum, recently noted that the first-ever City of Biloxi Mardi Gras Parade was on March 3, 1908. Hence, it’s the official beginning of Mardi Gras in Mississippi.

More about Mardi Gras fun in Biloxi

Now, Mississippi is known for its fun version of Mardi Gras, which kicks off on the Twelfth Night and continues until Fat Tuesday. This year, Fat Tuesday falls on February 21st.

From parades to parties to balls, the good times definitely roll during Carnival in Biloxi! In fact, with so much going on, a good way to see all the festive events is by checking Coastal Mississippi’s Mardi Gras Events calendar.


When you are ready to visit the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum this Carnival season, make your way to 792A Howard Ave. That’s about a 15-minute drive away from Summer Chase.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interested in taking a private group tour or hosting a club meeting at the museum? They’d love to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit anytime, actually! Call the museum at (228) 314-4747 to find out more.


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