Gulf Place Mardi Gras Street Party on Feb 18

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the street at Gulf Place. The Town Center Loop circle will be blocked off for a party in the street, with food, drinks, beads, costumes, parades, face-painting, arts &
crafts, and Live New Orleans music. The party starts at 12:00 noon with the “Barkus” Pet Parade;
followed by a Bike & Golf Cart Parade; and Costume contest. Prizes awarded for all contest winners. (To participate, please contact Maxine Orange Bern for email application OR pick up

Get Ready for Gumbo and Mardi Gras at Sandestin

Gumbo has always beean an essential fuel that helps to keep Mardi Gras going. Add dogs to the mix and we'll all be howling at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort during the extended President’s Day weekend starting Friday, February 17, 2012.

Thousands of travelers and local residents are expected to join the festivities including the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Mardi Gras Dog Parade and so much more.

30A Songwriters Festival 2012 Photo Gallery

There was something for everyone over the three days of the third annual 30A Songwriters Festival. Nonstop music in great venues indoors and out along the world's most beautiful beaches. 

Lucky ticket holders were treated to more than 125 songwriters and over 250 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters.

SoWal.com staff and contest winners covered it all and we'll be posting lots of stories, photos and videos in the coming days so stay tuned.


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