Friday, March 4, 2011

Pensacola Beach Live Webcam Feed at Mardi Gras Parade 2011

Pensacola Beach is the scene of the annual Mardi Gras Parade. Sunny weather is in the forecast for Sunday’s Pensacola Beach Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade, and organizers are planning to see big crowds on the island.

This live feed is at Pensacola Beach for the parade:

Pensacola Mardi Gras Live Webcam

Over 40 floats are registered for the parade, which will begin at 2 p.m. and travel from Avenida 10, along Via de Luna to the Casino Beach parking lot, ending near the Gulfside Pavilion.

Pensacola, Florida hosts a Mardi Gras Celebration. The Pensacola celebrations also use Moon Pies in combination with beads, coins, candies & Krewe-related trades. The Pensacola festivities and the Krewes that sponsor them often are more light-hearted and family-oriented than some in other venues. The name of a number of the Krewes are puns of the names of historic Krewes in New Orleans and Mobile.

The annual Pensacola celebration, is among the oldest in the United States, dating back to 1874. Festivities typically took place on the eponymous Tuesday itself and the preceding week. The event became unorganized, having "fallen entirely into the hands of individual merry-makers and frolickers who disported themselves as their own wild merriment dictated," but was reorganized by the Clerks Union in 1900. They formed the Pensacola Carnival Association with a 12-person committee led by chairman J. I. Johnson. Priscus remained the title of the festival's ceremonial king, and Alexander Clement Blount II was named the first King Priscus of the new group.