The Gulf Coast Carnival Associations Mardi Gras Day Parade started in 1908 and included 17 floats, 50 flambeau carriers, the new 12-piece Herald Newspaper Band, a grand marshal, the mayor and the councilmen. The monarchs were the first King d’Iberville and Queen Ixolib.

GCCA, 113 years later, boasts over 100 parade units.

Float Rider Meeting

GCCA float rider meeting will be held in February, 2023, the doors will open at 5:30 pm, meeting will begin at 6 pm. This meeting is mandatory, and each parade entrant must have representation. If you have not completed registration prior to the meeting, full applications (entry form, proof of insurance and payment) will be accepted.

***Non-attendance will mean the return of your monies, application and copy of your insurance.***

GCCA Parade Route

GCCA Float Staging Area