Let the good times roll: Enjoy Mardi Gras fun at HarborWalk Village

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
HarborWalk Village is the place to be for Mardi Gras fun, as the festivities kick off Feb. 6 with the annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl.

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk transforms into the Big Easy as green, purple and gold fills HarborWalk Village for one big party on the Destin Harbor. The festivities kick off Feb. 6 for the annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl  at 8 p.m. and continues Saturday, Feb. 7 with the 7th annual Mardi Gras on the Harbor Parade. The party begins at 11 a.m. with the parade rolling at 2 p.m.

Beads, throws, moonpies, doubloons and more will be soaring through the air as more than 100 businesses, organizations, krewes and groups, roll, pedal and push their way through the crowds in dazzling costumes and colorful floats. Celebrity judges will decide who encompasses the best Mardi Gras spirit and the “Best Overall Float” will win a luxurious 3-night stay at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village.

Costumed revelers get jazzed up with entertainment from The Village Brass Band and Fuzion Band as they perform their fiery zydeco music on the main stage and throughout the parade.

The Destin Area Chamber of Commerce’s President, Shane Moody and Destin Chamber’s Event Coordinator, Suzy Hunt will reign over the parade in lavish costumes as HarborWalk Village’s Mardi Gras King and Queen. 

“It’s always an honor to be asked by other organizations to participate in their events, especially when it’s to be a king and queen. We know this parade is very popular with residents and tourists, so it will be a blast to lead,” said Hunt. 

HarborWalk Village continues the Louisiana-like revelry on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17, with a celebration at all of HarborWalk Village’s venues. Have a taste of New Orleans with free red beans and rice from Jackacudas Seafood and Sushi and live music from Finga FAYA beginning at 5 p.m.