There Is Still Time To Mardi Party

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Mardi Gras girl FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

  • Free Friday Night at a Lynn Meadows sponsored by Hancock Whitney, 5-8 PM
  • Annual Ocean Springs Carnival Association Mardi Gras Night Parade, 7 PM


  • Annual Krewe Of Diamondhead Mardi Gras Parade, Noon
  • Annual Jackson County Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade in Pascagoula, 1 PM
  • Annual Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Day Parade in Gulfport, 2 PM
  • Annual Krewe of Neptune Night Mardi Gras Parade in Downtown Biloxi, 5:30 PM


Mardi Gras brothers


King cake and canvas at Lynn Meadows

  • King Cake & Canvas at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 10-11:30 AM. LMDC will be open from 10 AM – 5 PM.
  • Annual Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse “Lundi Gras” Parade in Bay St. Louis, 5 PM


Mardi Gras girl 2

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, open 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Annual Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade in Downtown Biloxi, 1 PM
  • Krewe of Diamonds Mardi Gras Parade in Bay St. Louis, 1 PM
  • Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Night Parade in Gulfport, 5:30 PM


bead recycling program at Mississippi Aquarium

  • Drop off Mardi Gras beads from now until April 2 at the Mississippi Aquarium. Beads can be dropped off at the front window from 9 AM – 4 PM.
  • Drop off Mardi Gras beads at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from noon – 5 PM at the Discovery Gift Shop.
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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.