Laissez les bons temps rouler!
It’s Mardi Gras season here in Navarre!
Our 12th night party was great fun. If you missed it, please plan to come next year. We crowned our royalty, had some amazing food and cheap drinks and now we’re in the swing of the season!
The theme of the ball and the parade is “Navarre Beach Life.”
Our ball will be on Saturday, February 8 at the Navarre Conference Center. The ball is a formal affair, so get out your tuxedos and formal dresses for our yearly Black Tie event. You don’t have to be a Jester or a member of any other Krewe to attend. The public is invited to celebrate with us.
The party is still BYOB, so bring your own liquor. We will provide mixers. It is NOT a masquerade ball or a costume ball, but it is formal. If you choose to dress up to fit the “Navarre Beach Life” theme, we’d love to see what you come up with.
Tickets are $35 each in advance, or $50 at the door. A table for ten is $270. Tickets can be purchased from any Jester, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 34th annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade will happen rain or shine on Saturday, February 15, on Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach. The parade starts at promptly at 1 pm. Please note that the Santa Rosa County Sheriff will close the bridge around NOON (if not earlier.)
NKOJ has no control over when SRSD makes that decision so please don’t get left out because you waited too long and got caught in traffic. The parade will happen rain or shine, and hasn’t EVER been rained on our parade since we started in 1986.
NKOJ recommends that if you come to the parade, please get onto the island and set up by 10 am. Parking starts to thin as soon as the sun rises and traffic across the bridge and from Pensacola beach gets more and more dense as the morning progresses.
This parade is awesome. In the last few years, we’ve had 35,000+ attendees. The parade is family friendly so bring your kids, their chairs & strollers and plan to have a tailgate party early and make a day of it.
All of the Navarre Beach restaurants will be open, and it’s 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 Indiana and Gulf Blvd, and proceeds east on Gulf Blvd, ending at the Navarre Beach Causeway.
LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!