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36th Lake Wales Mardi Gras Feb. 21-22 to be a Colorful Extravaganza

Fun Festival and Parade Attract 15,000 Revelers


Last updated 2/24/2020 at 2:38pm

It's not quite New Orleans, but Lake Wales no doubt throws one of the greatest Mardi Gras parties most people will ever attend. Unbound revelry, crazy costumes, colorful floats, beads and brew will highlight the 36th annual event scheduled for Feb. 21-22.

The Lake Wales Mardi Gras attracts an estimated 15,000 people, making it one of the largest events of its kind outside of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras starts at 6 p.m. Friday Feb. 21 with the annual 5k GLOW run around the beautiful Shores of Lake Wailes and along the Rails to Trails community path. To sign up, visit Che...

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