Caerus Parade Group Presents…


5th Annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade:

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 11:00am


Caerus Mardi Gras Ball:

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 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 Download 5k Entry Form Ball Sponsor Packet Coming Soon

The 5th Annual

Hattiesburg Caerus (Ky-rus)  Mardi Gras Parade

2016 Theme:  “Love of Animals”

Date & Time: Saturday, January 16, 2016 @  11:00am


 Charity Partners for 2016 Caerus Festivities will be our  local animal shelters ( JC Animal Rescue League, S.C.A.R., A.R.T, Southern Pines Animal Shelter, Hub City Humane Society).


 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!!


2016 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 Camper Park sharing the theme “Love of Animals”! The event will include a 5K race, 2 mile walk race and a 1 mile fun run. More info coming soon!!
  • The New Orleans Saintsations will be participating in the  parade!!!
  • There will be a lump sum $$$ given to the overall float winner !!
  • Caerus Parade Group will host a Charity Masquerade Ball at Lake Terrace Convention Center on Saturday, January 30th.   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!




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Parade Entry Fee

Parade Shirts

2016 Mardi Gras Tshirt- Long Sleeve  $20.00+ Tax, FREE SHIPPING


Order shirts here


Parade Beads






New Orleans Crew Beads- Recycled

Funds Support the United Way’s A.R.C.

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Parade Ball


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Mardi Gras Ball Ticket  $75.00  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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