It’s Mardi Gras 2019! Ball and Parade Info

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Mardi Gras season here in Navarre! Our 12th night was a wonderful party, where we crowned our royalty, and now we’re in the swing of the season!

The theme of the ball and the parade is “Voodoo on the Beach.” Our ball will be on Saturday, February 16, at the Navarre Conference Center. It’s a formal affair, so wear your fancy clothes! You don’t have to be a Jester or a member of a Krewe, the public is invited to celebrate with us. The band is Class X, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. You may bring your own liquor, and we will have mixers provided. It is NOT a masquerade ball or a costume ball, but it is formal. If you choose to dress up to fit the voodoo theme, we love to see you having fun. We’re not having costume contests at this ball, but just good fun. Tickets are $35 each in advance, or $40 at the door. A table for ten is $270. Tickets can be purchased from any Jester, or by emailing us at contact@nkoj.org.

Our 33rd annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade will happen rain or shine on Saturday, February 23, on Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach. We step off promptly at 1 pm, but be advised that the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies close the bridge earlier, and we have no control over that timing or their decision. It’s rain or shine – and since 1986 it has NEVER rained on our parade.

We recommend that if you are driving across the bridge, you get across by 10 am to ensure that you can cross and that you can find parking. In recent years, the crowd has been upward of 35,000 for this event. So bring the kids, the chairs, the strollers, the tailgate, and make a day of it. Restaurants will be open, and its always great to be at the beach!

If you are considering entering a float for your business or group, it’s not too late – you can download the application here.

The map of the parade lineup route is here. It starts at White Sands and Gulf Blvd, and proceeds east on Gulf Blvd, ending at the Navarre Beach Causeway.

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!

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12 Night Party a Success!

 We had so much fun at our 12th Night party, crowning our royalty! Here are some pictures, and congrats to our 2019 royalty

King, Dan Loftin; Queen,Yolie Donley; Queen of Hearts, JoAnn Loftin; Lester the Jester, LeAnn Whichard; Grand Marshall, Dave Piech

We’ll see you at our ball on February 23 at the Navarre Conference Center and of course, at our Mardi Gras parade on February 23!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Ready for 12th Night

Our 12th Night celebration will be held Saturday, January 5 at 6 pm at the Navarre Elks Lodge.  Come join us as we crown our new royalty for 2019!

Come start the Mardi Gras season with us! This is the beginning of Mardi Gras, as we crown our royalty and get ready to celebrate the season! Great food, great entertainment, dancing, and fun! Tickets are $15 each, see any Jester for tickets or send us a message.

10th Annual Duck Derby and Mullet Toss Sept 3 2018 at Juana’s

Come to Juana’s for the 10th Annual Labor Day Duck Derby and Mullet Toss!  We’ll have tickets on sale from any Krewe member, or the day of the derby.  There are games, fun, and prizes at this kid friendly all day event.

This is an important fundraiser for our scholarship and for the Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade. See you there!

5th Annual Pirate Bash, Saturday August 18

 

Get your booty on!  Come and join us for the 5th annual Pirate Bash at the Navarre Conference Center!  Steve Hall will provide music, there will be pirate games, and lots of good times!

Tickets are $25 pp or $175 for a table of 8 or 225 for a table of 10 , food will be provided, this is a BYOB event , we will supply all the mixers!

There will be door prizes, costume contest, fun games and a Silent Auction in which all proceeds go to benefit our Scholarship.

If you need Hotel reservations a block of rooms have been set aside across the parking lot at the Days Inn & Suites, their phone number is 850-939-1761 and ask for Navarre Krewe of Jesters room block for your discount.

For tickets please call or text LeAnn at 850-382-1143 or Debbie at 850-586-3537 or any Jester member!

We look forward to seeing you for a night of Debauchery at the Pirate Bash!

 

2018 Parade Winners

Our 2018 Parade winners are as follows:

Overall Winner: Fort Walton Beach Mardi Gras Club

Commercial:
1st Place: Century 21
2nd Place: Navarre Properties
3rd Place: Wild Willie’s Adventure Zone

Community:
1st Place Fort Walton Beach Mardi Gras Club
2nd Place:  VFW Club
3rd Place: Navarre Animal Hospital

Walking:
1st Place: Navarre High School Jr. ROTC
2nd place:  Time to Dance

Large Floats:
1st Place: Krewe of Bowlegs
2nd Place: Mayoki Indians
3rd Place:  Krewe de Pez

Golf Carts: 
1st and 2nd Place:  Navarre Beach Golf Club
3rd place:  Springhill Suites