Fayetteville Mardi Gras parade set for Feb. 10

Courtesy, Fayetteville Mardi Gras

Gather your Krewe, make a cool costume, and get ready to do some reveling, revelers. It’s time to “laissez les bon temps rouler.”

Of course we are talking about Fayetteville’s Mardi Gras, set to return to downtown Fayetteville this winter for the 31st annual Parade of Fools at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

This year’s parade will wind its way from the Fayetteville square, and then down Block Avenue and Dickson Street with costumes, floats, and beads. This year’s parade Grand Marshal is Majestic Storm of 40/29 Sunrise Weather.

The King and Queen of Fayetteville Mardi Gras this year will be Nancy and Steve Ballard of the Krewe of Olympia.

Fat Tuesday festivities will take place on Feb. 13.

Those looking to participate in the parade can enter a float, vehicle, or walking group by signing up at fayettevillemardigras.com. You can also create your own Krewe! Fayetteville Mardi Gras is also seeking sponsors for this year’s event.

A portion of the proceeds raised through sponsorships, entries, or donations this year will benefit Tri Cycle Farms.

For more information, visit fayettevillemardigras.com.