Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services
555 University Blvd N, AHE 335, Mobile, AL 36688

Mardi Gras in Mobile: America's Original Mardi Gras

Dates:January 11, 2018
Meets:Th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 1 session
Location:Gulf Shores Cultural Center Auditorium
Instructor:Craig Roberts
Course Fee (Basic)None Entered$ 0.00

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In 1703, Mobile hosted the first Mardi Gras Celebration in the Western Hemisphere! The following year, the first Mystic Society was established. In 1830, the first float parade rolled through Mobile. Today, Mobile has 77 Mystic Societies and 37 parades. Come for a lively exploration of the history and tradition of Carnival with Mobile's resident Mardi Gras historian and author. This is the third lecture in this year's USA Gulf Coast Distinguished Lecture Series.