French Quarter Fat Tuesday
Pensacola Mardi Gras and Seville Quarter are teaming up with Mardi Gras Krewes for a French Quarter Fat Tuesday Celebration on February 21, 2023, in Downtown Pensacola.
Organizers are going for a Big Easy-style Mardi Gras Festival that will include a Crawfish Boil, Cajun food trucks, king cake and beignets, and dancing and partying downtown.
The Priscus Celebration, a longtime Pensacola Mardi Gras tradition, begins at 11:00 a.m. with a Jazz Royalty Brunch featuring a Mardi Gras menu, Bloody Mary bar, and crawfish boil. Krewes will take over every room inside historic Seville Quarter, transforming the historic complex into the French Quarter for the day. Phineas Phogg’s will be taken over by Krewe of Priscus, Krewe of Blues and Mystic Mafia. Krewe de Karnaval will transform Apple Annie’s. End O’ the Alley Bar will be represented by Pirates of Lost Treasure; Krewe de Kannabis and the Gatsby Girls will host End O’ the Alley Courtyard and Krewe of Seville and Krewe of Sirens will take over Rosie O’Grady’s. Krewe of Anarchy will celebrate their way in Lily Marlene’s, and Mayoki will host Fast Eddies.
At 2 p.m., Krewe royalty and elected officials will be on hand as Seville Quarter is overtaken and becomes the French Quarter. The coronation of a new King and Queen Priscus will take place around 7:00 pm, and the end of the 2023 Mardi Gras season will be commemorated at midnight. Official press conference begins at 2 p.m.
At 5:00 p.m., Mardi Gras Krewes will come together for a celebration with live entertainment, including the World-Famous Rosie O’Grady’s Dueling Piano Show, the Carnival Latin sounds of Zona Libre Band, Ben Loftin & the Family, Melodious Allen & the Funk Heads, Pensacola’s #1 DJ Mr. Lao, and Latin Flavors Entertainment’s DJ David C.
At 7:00 p.m., Danny Zimmern, President of Pensacola Mardi Gras, will present awards for the 2023 Mardi Gras season, and will end with the coronation ceremony of the new King & Queen Priscus for Mardi Gras 2024. The French Quarter night and ceremonies will peak with a Mardi Gras drag show and dancing inside Phineas Phogg’s, while other entertainment throughout the complex continues throughout the night.
Krewe of Priscus~ Mystic Mafia ~ Krewe of Blues
Krewe of Karnaval
Gatsby Girls ~ Krewe de Kannabis
End O’ the Alley Courtyard
Krewe of Anarchy
Krewe of Seville ~ Krewe of Sirens
Entertainment: World Famous Rosies Dueling Piano Show
Entertainment: Legendary Juke Box favorites with billiards