Dauphin Island plans 'people's parade' for Carnival season

Dec 11, 2016

A "people's parade" is being planned on Dauphin Island for the upcoming Carnival season.

Though the Island Mystics Mardi Gras organization will no longer parade on Dauphin Island, town leaders say the good times will continue to roll during the upcoming Carnival season.

The Dauphin Island Town Council recently voted to sponsor and organize a parade to replace the Island Mystics parade on Feb. 4.

Council member Gene Fox says it will be "a people's parade" similar to the Joe Cain Day parade in Mobile.

Before Christmas, Fox said the council will announce a process to sign up "floats, horses, boats, classic cars, foot-marching groups, flaming baton-twirling groups or bands."