Welcome to GCCA

Biloxi’s home of Mardi Gras & the Mississippi Coasts oldest and most prestigious Carnival organization. With over 450 Sponsors, GCCA leads the way in providing the greatest free show on the Coast.  Its Mardi Gras Day parade has been judged the best on the Coast, and its King d’Iberville and Queen Ixolib are considered the official royalty of MS Gulf Coast Mardi Gras.

  • December 11, 2022, 1pm – 3pm – Children’s Christmas Party, Mary Mahoney’ Old French House – photo’s with Santa, King d’Iberville & Queen Ixolib
  • January 5, 2023, 5:30 pm – Twelfth Night Celebration
  • January 28, 2023, 6pm – Sponsors’ Reception, Golden Nugget, formal attire – Sponsors’ requested to wear black
  • February 11, 2023, 8am – 11th Annual “Run for the Beads” (online registration)
  • February 11, 2023, 10am – City of Biloxi Children’s Walking Parade, downtown Biloxi
  • February 17, 2923, 9pm – Past Royalty Celebration
  • February 18, 2023, 1pm – Sponsors’ & Royalty Guests Crawfish Boil
  • February 18, 2023, 9pm – King & Queen Celebration
  • February 19,2023 – Royal Reception
  • February 20, 2023, 8pm – Coronation Ball, Formal Attire (Tux & Floor Length Gowns)
    • Free Viewing tickets may be picked up: Biloxi City Hall, Biloxi Visitors Center, or Carnival Office
  • February 21, 2023, 1pm -GCCA Mardi Gras Parade Day
  • March/April 2023 – Rockin’ Golf Tournament
  • May 1, 2023 – GCCA Sponsorship Opens for 2024 Mardi Gras events
  • July – August 2023 – GCCA Summer Social – Island View Casino Resort, “The View” ballroom
  • February 13, 2024 – GCCA Mardi Gras

GCCA . . . it’s all about our Community and Friendships!!