Caerus Parade Group Presents…

6th Annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade:

Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:00am


Caerus Mardi Gras Ball:

Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:00pm-12:00am

Caerus Festivities Sponsored in part by


For more information, please visit our website, or Facebook Page, “Caerus Parade Group”

Parade Information

Download Parade Rules  Download Parade Entry Form  5k Entry Form Coming Soon  Ball Sponsor Packet Coming Soon

The 6th Annual

Hattiesburg Caerus (Ky-rus)  Mardi Gras Parade

2017 Theme:  “Mardi Gras”

Date & Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 @  11:00am


Charity Partner for 2017 Caerus Festivities will be the Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp for children and adults with significant disabilities.


The route will be the same as the 2015 parade- lineup along Service Road running alongside Hwy 49 south from 4th street up to Boot Country, proceeding along service road south to Hardy Street, right on Hardy proceeding west to 38th Ave and ending at Morningside Drive.

** Big THANKS to the City of Hattiesburg departments for your support!!  We appreciate you!!


2017 CAERUS  Mardi Gras  Highlights!!! 

  • The Salvation Army & Keith’s Superstores will host the 2nd Annual “Mad Dash to Mardi Gras” 5K on parade day at 8:00am starting at Kamper Park sharing the theme “Mardi Gras”!  The event will include a 5K race, 2 mile walk race and a 1 mile fun run. For info or to sign up, visit
  • The New Orleans Saintsations will be participating in the parade!!!
  • There will be an overall float winner receiving FREE entry to next years parade!
  • Caerus Parade Group will host a Charity Mardi Gras Ball to be held at Lake Terrace Convention Center on Saturday, February 18th.   The event will last from 7:00 to midnight.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Tickets will be available for purchase online.  More details coming soon!!
  • Beads and T-shirts will be available.  More details coming soon!


START WORKING ON THOSE BEAUTIFUL FLOATS!! It’s never too early!!  Be creative with your float theme of choice!!


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Parade Ball



Mardi Gras Ball Ticket  $60.00  Free Shipping

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Parade Facts

Origins of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras originated in medieval Europe in the 17th & 18th centuries.

America’s first Mardi Gras celebration was in 1703 in Fort Louis de la Mobile (Mobile, AL).

The first American Mardi Gras parades began in New Orleans in the late 1830’s.

The first “floats” for the New Orleans parades were constructed in Paris, France by paper-mache’ artist George Soulie’.

In 1875, the Governor Warmoth of Louisiana signed the “Mardi Gras Act”, making Fat Tuesday a legal holiday. Mardi Gras festivities are now held throughout the United States, primarily throughout Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

The King of Cakes

The famous Mardi Gras tradition, The King Cake, was originally created in honor of the three kings from the Christmas story.

The baby was sometimes made of porcelain or gold.

Tradition mandates that whoever finds the baby in the cake must host the next King Cake party.


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