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Mardi Gras Still Entertaining After Four Decades

New Venue March 1-2


Last updated 2/28/2019 at 7:14am

After more than 40 years of color and creativity, big changes are afoot for the 2019 version of the Lake Wales Mardi Gras.

A burst of street art that couldn't be contained, the Lake Wales Mardi Gras popped into existence in 1984, and has been entertaining residents and visitors ever since.

Hosted by more than a dozen private "krewes" and coordinated by a five-person committee, the 2019 events will take place on March 1 and 2, and include music, entertainment, and food, and one colorful Saturday afternoon parade. This year, for the first time, the central musical performances will be stage...

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