Lake Wales Mardi Gras

Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Pageantry. Parades. Exotic Floats. Outrageous Costumes. Masked Crowds. Carnival Royalty. High-stepping. Strutters moving to the rhythms of Dixieland Jazz. Uninhibited Merry-making. It's MARDI GRAS in Central Florida.

A family tradition since 1984, Lake Wales Mardi Gras includes live music, food, craft vendors, a beer garden, kids activities and a parade that will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Event Details

  • Friday, February 21 from 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Mardi Gras parade starts at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Historic Downtown District of Lake Wales and winds its way through the streets and down Central Ave. to it's dramatic close at Lake Wailes Park. The parade boasts dozens of floats from the local Mardi Gras Krewes, media personalities, County Commissioners and the Polk County Sheriff Dept. including Sheriff Grady Judd.

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