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65 Things to Love About Alabama: Mobile Mardi Gras

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone about this one either.

What would be your perfect Mardi Gras experience? Maybe a parade through downtown with colorful floats ridden by crazy characters in outlandish outfits - but with less urine, vomit and drunk out-of-towner a-holes? This possibility has been right in front of you all along. All you have to do is head to Mobile instead of Stinkytown, aka New Orleans, next February.

Founded in 1703, the Mobile Mardi Gras predates the Nawlins knock-off by fifteen years.

The Original Mardi Gras is much more fun and less hectic. Plus you won’t have to spend $400/night on a hotel room.

And YES, they throw Moonpies, haterz!

Overall, this is a fun way to experience Mardi Gras and it is much more family friendly. Just don’t tell any of them damn yankees about it. Keep pointing them 150 miles west!