Mardi Gras on the Alabama Gulf Coast

March 1, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - By City of Orange Beach: On Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019, all non-essential City of Orange Beach offices will be closed. Garbage routes will not be affected and will run as usual.

City offices will reopen for normal business hours on Wednesday, March 6.

The Orange Beach Mardi Gras parade is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday on Perdido Beach Boulevard at the traffic signal just east of Phoenix West and the procession will travel east, ending at intersection of Highway 161 and Perdido Beach Boulevard, near the old Rite Aid.

Due to the parade, Perdido Beach Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic from as early as 1 p.m. to as late as 4 p.m. along the parade route. Exact lane closure times will vary leading up to the 2 p.m. start.

The parade route will stay on the northside of Perdido Beach Boulevard and safety barricades will be in place in high-traffic areas.


By City of Gulf Shores: Please take note of the following City closures for Mardi Gras:

Administrative offices for the City of Gulf Shores will be closed on Tuesday, March 5, for Mardi Gras. Police, fire, and other emergency services will remain open to ensure public safety and health. Regular operations will resume on Wednesday, March 6, at 8 a.m.

The Thomas B. Norton Public Library and the Gulf Shores Museum will be closed Tuesday, March 5. Regular operation hours for the library and museum will resume on Wednesday, March 6.

The Bodenhamer Recreation Center, Cultural Center and Tennis Center will remain business as usual on Tuesday, March 5. The Bodenhamer Recreation Center will open at 5:30 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. The Cultural Center will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Republic Services Garbage and Recycling Service will run as scheduled.

Yard debris/bulky pickup will not run on Tuesday, March 5. Crews will pick up Tuesday’s debris on Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7.

The City Store will remain business as usual on Tuesday, March 5. The City Store Flagship is located on the parade route and will be giving official City of Gulf Shores Mardi Gras beads with any $10 purchase.

We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Mardi Gras!

For more information or general questions, please contact 251-968-2425 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..