You don’t need to travel to New Orleans in order to experience some “Big Easy” inspired fun. Every Tuesday night, HarborWalk Village on the Historic Destin Harbor transforms itself into New Orleans for a family friendly “Pardi-Gras” parade. Every Tuesday night, beginning at 6:00, you can enjoy jugglers, stilt walkers, live music, hurricanes, and red beans and rice while strolling through the Village. The evening ends with a parade full of colorful floats and the sights and sounds of the Village Brass Band. If you’re looking for beads, be sure to get there early and find a good spot to watch the parade.
During the parade, local businesses will be throwing beads, coupons, cups, T-shirts, and other surprises. Floats are created from golf carts, cars, and boats, and individual businesses are always looking to outshine to competition. Be sure to keep an eye out for pirate treasure, as the crew of our sister ship, The Buccaneer will be part of the parade. According to Maggie Woods, Director of Marketing for Harbor Walk Village, the Pardi Gras floats are very creative and the completion among participants is fierce.
The evening ends with HarborWalk’s “house” band, the Village Brass Band, rocking the main stage and bringing New Orleans style rhythm and blues to Harbor Walk Village. It’s always Fat Tuesday during Pardi Gras, so “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”