This Saturday is the Navarre Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is from 1-4pm.
HOWEVER, the Navarre Causeway will be closing at 11am.
So arrive early or leave the beach early, because you will not be let across after it closes.
Update January 29: The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has announced that the bridge will close at 11 am.
Parade chairman Wayne Hall will be live on 1620 am news radio Thursday Feb 1 at 10 am. Be sure to tune in!
January 28 Update: We recommend that vehicles with parade spectators cross the bridge by 10:30 am. Our experience is that after 10:30 am it is very crowded and slow. We expect a large crowd this year, so the bridge may close before noon, at the discretion of the sheriff’s department.
Our 32nd annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Saturday, February 3, at 1 pm on Gulf Boulevard. The parade starts at Arkansas Street, heads east on Gulf Blvd and ends at the state park. We’ve got a great lineup of floats and groups marching with us this year! Be sure to join us for the best family friendly Mardi Gras celebration in the Panhandle!
The bridge closes early – whenever the sheriff’s department decides that it is necessary. It usually closes around noon, but sometimes they close it earlier to incoming traffic. Please be sure that you get there early. Bring chairs, snacks for the kids, and plan to make it a fun filled day!
Please note that Food Vendors will not be permitted during the parade this year.
Our Mardi Gras Ball will take place the week before on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Navarre Conference Center. It’s formal, and it’s fun! Tickets are $35 each. For more information, please see our Facebook page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 12th Night celebration will be held Saturday, January 6 at 6 pm at the Navarre Elks Lodge. Come join us as we crown our new royalty for 2018!
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.
A big THANK YOU to all who made our recent fundraisers, the Duck Derby and the Pirate Bash a success! We know how to put the FUN in FUNdraising! The Krewe raises funds to present the annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade and to award a scholarship to a deserving Navarre High School senior. |
The Navarre Krewe of Jesters was happy to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief by collecting essential items to go to Texas for distribution among those affected by the devastating floods. We know full well in this area what it is to survive a hurricane catastrophe!
We sent 4 truckloads to Texas carrying items donated by people from Navarre and the surrounding communities. A big shout out to squadrons at Hurlburt field and our local military who have ongoing collections. We were happy to carry some of their items.
A special thank you to 87 Garage for hosting the drop off and to Aitkens On Demand Lawn Care for loaning us the trailers.
This is really how you let the good times roll – or at least the better times ahead….
We had so much fun last night at our Pirate Bash, partying and pillaging at the Conference Center with nearly 200 of our favorite scalawags. Many thanks to our DJ, Steve Hall, and to Krewe members LeAnn Whichard and Debbie Carrier and the whole committee who put this fabulous event together.
Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship winner, Ian McCullough. Ian will be attending the University of South Alabama in the fall, and will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. His goal is to be a flight nurse. We are so proud of him, and glad to support him on his way to a great future. We thank him and his parents for stopping by our June meeting so we could applaud him!