Mardi Gras Celebration at the South Carolina Maritime Museum
Grab your beads and your boas and gather your Krewes.
The South Carolina Maritime Museum is planning two Mardi Gras walking parades and a "fun"draiser Mardi Gras party for Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
The walking parades are scheduled for 12:30pm and 5:30pm. They will take place on the sidewalk along Front Street and on the Harborwalk in historic downtown Georgetown. A Mardi Gras party will be held at the SC Maritime Museum following the 5:30pm parade and will last until 7:30pm. Parade participation is free. Party admittance is $20 per person and includes Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, rice, slaw, cornbread, traditional King Cake and libations. Proceeds will go toward the SC Maritime Museum's operating budget.
The walking parades will begin and end at the SC Maritime Museum. Groups and individuals who plan to participate should meet at the Museum by 12:15pm for the first parade and by 5:15pm for the second parade. Mardi Gras King Kevin Jayroe and Queen Rachel Wildes will lead both parades and will be followed by the SC Maritime Museum's Krewe of Chèvre, an homage to the Museum's four legged mascot. Both parades will meander along a three block route in Georgetown's historic business district between Screven and King Streets.
Groups or individuals who would like to participate in the parades should adorn themselves with colorful and eye popping Mardi Gras embellishments, including but not limited to beads, boas, feathers, masks, hats, umbrellas and balloons. On the big day, spontaneous participation will be encouraged and beads will be available at the Museum for those who want to join in the fun. Costume awards will be presented following the 5:30pm parade. Award categories are likely to be created on the spot.
For more information, for tickets to the big Mardi Gras party, or to secure your position in the parade following the King and Queen and the Krewe of Chevre, contact Susan Sanders at the SC Maritime Museum at 843.520.0111, visit www.scmaritimemuseum.org, or stop by the Museum at 729 Front Street, Georgetown, SC.