Fayetteville Mardi Gras 2015 festivities set to begin Feb. 14

The Parade of Fools makes its way down Dickson Street

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As they say in popular music these days, haters are going to hate and players are going to play.

What they don’t tell you, but what is no less true, is that in Fayetteville during Mardi Gras season, revelers are most definitely going to revel.

Those rowdy individuals will be out in full force in a few weeks for the annual Mardi Gras Parade of Fools, set for Saturday, Feb. 14 with Fat Tuesday celebrations to follow on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, and is a family-friendly event featuring floats by several area krewes and businesses. The parade will begin on the Fayetteville square before making its way north on Block Avenue, east on Dickson Street, and ending at West Avenue.

On Fat Tuesday, revelers will meet up at 7 p.m. at Jose’s on Dickson Street to crown the royalty of the Demented Krewe of Dickson, followed by a pub crawl to several bars along the street at 8:30 p.m. led by the Billy Zydeco Band.

Organizers are still seeking groups who’d like to build a float or walk in this year’s parade. New krewes are always welcome as well.

For a bit more information about the local festivities, visit fayettevillemardigras.com.