Join the fun as the city of Dunedin celebrates the 23rd annual Mardi Gras complete with a “huge” parade down Douglas Street and free concert Tuesday, March 4.
DUNEDIN – Join the fun as the city of Dunedin celebrates the 23rd annual Mardi Gras complete with a “huge” parade down Douglas Street and free concert Tuesday, March 4.
The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with Come Back Alice playing at the Pioneer Park pavilion. The parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and heads north to Skinner Boulevard. This year’s parade features more than 50 unique and colorful floats finish tossing beads to the crowd.
Grand Marshall is Reginald Roundtree, news anchor for 10 News WTSP, a CBS Television Station in Tampa. The King of Mardi Gras is Phil Henderson, operator of the Caladesi Island Ferry and local businessman.
Music continues until 11 p.m. with headliner Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus closing out the show.
Food and wine will be available from local merchants, craft vendors, special beer and wine promotions and more.
According to the Pinellas county sheriff's department, attendance at the parade has topped off at well over 30,000 attendees for the last 10 years. Attendees begin arriving as early as 1 p.m. to begin staking out a good spot along the parade route, which runs along Douglas Avenue from Knology Park passing through Main street and in front of Pioneer Park ending just before Skinner Boulevard.