From the City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism:
In the spirit of an authentic New Orleans Masquerade Ball, Havre de Grace welcomes visitors and locals to celebrate Mardi Gras along Bourbon Street with a parade supported by Havre de Grace Office of Tourism benefitting the Havre de Grace Activity Center. Floats will be constructed by local businesses and artisans. The parade will proceed from Bourbon Street to Washington Street, and continue down St. John Street. Havre de Grace embraces the French culture with an evening celebration.
“The parade began 5 years ago and has grown to include more than 20 organizations to include Harford County Department of Recreation, restaurants, musicians, and local small businesses”, stated Brigitte Peters, City of Havre de Grace Marketing and Tourism Manager, “As the tourist season slows we felt the need to wake up our Community, think local and celebrate small business with great food, music, art, and a Mardi Gras Parade.”
“It will be exciting to see the floats created by our restaurants and businesses”, says Ron Browning of Le Cle Dor Guesthouse, “Laurrapin Grille is continuing their “Be Local” theme with a float and Silks at Bulle Rock will be voting in a King and Queen. Macgregor’s Restaurant kicks off celebrating their 25th year with a car raffle, featuring the Buick Verano in the parade. The creativity of our City will shine on Fat Tuesday.”
Book your stay at one of our lovely historic Bed and Breakfasts. The Havre de Grace Mardi Gras will culminate with a festive Main Street procession at 6:30 pm on Fat Tuesday (February 21st) where procession watchers will enjoy floats, costumed characters and a feast of beads for their evening of festivities. Post-procession parties will be held at various restaurants and bars around town where party goers can kick off the night with many specials, music, and more.
Havre de Grace will be the place to be during this festive week. Visit www.hdgtourism .com for the complete details of the events for February.