Next Tuesday, Havre de Grace is taking a cue from the Big Easy and hosting its own Mardi Gras parade.
The sixth annual event is supported by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Committee and includes floats, costumed characters and music.
“As the tourist season slows, we felt the need to wake up our community, think local and celebrate small business," said Brigitte Peters, City of Havre de Grace Marketing and Tourism Manager.
The Havre de Grace Mardi Gras parade will be at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. With the Havre de Grace Jazz Band leading the way, floats representing local artists and businesses will travel from Bourbon Street to Washington Street, concluding on Saint John Street.
"This year, there is more to celebrate this Fat Tuesday with the recent Ravens Super Bowl win—excitement will be at an all time high," Peters added, referencing the Baltimore Ravens' championship victory Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
After the Mardi Gras parade in Havre de Grace, Peters said, restaurants and bars will continue the party with live music and specials.
See www.hdgtourism.com for more information about February events.