Catching Throws at the Mother of Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama
Forget New Orlean’s French Quarter, celebrate Mardi Gras where it all began (in the US) over 300 years ago—in Mobile, Alabama. It’s safe, fun, and family friendly. Since parades are the highlight of any Mardi Gras, stake your spot early on the sidewalk or roadside. Bring a bag to haul home your loot, because you’ll leave with pounds and pounds of beads and other “throws.” Favored “throws” are green, gold, and purple beaded necklaces, moon pies, candy, plastic cups, moon pies, stuffed animals, wooden coins, and more moon pies! Get yourself noticed—wave your hands, yell, jump up and down, and you’ll score big. Grab all you can, because at the stroke of midnight on Fat Tuesday, the wackiness vanishes to make way for Lent. Until then… laissez les bon temps rouler—let the good times roll! More about Mobile’s Mardi Gras.