Don’t Miss SoMa’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday | Events
On February 9 at 12:00 p.m., the parade will begin at the intersection of S. Main and 24th Street in Little Rock. Floats and walkers will head down South Main until the parade concludes at the intersection of S. Main and 12th Street. The Grand Marshal is Warwick Sabin of Oxford American and he will be riding in the Landers’ Fiat Fleet. This year’s parade is being dedicated to Dana Minton, one of the original organizers who recently passed away after an extended battle with cancer. Other parade entries include the Krewe de Bulles, Arkansas Roller Derby, Members from UALR’s Jazz Ensemble, The Phat Pigs and the Hogettes Tailgating Krewes, The Van and many more. The Tweed Riders will be bringing up the end of the parade– everyone is invited to join them as they pass!
Immediately following the parade, The Root Café will have the Judging of their Beard Growing Contest in The Bernice Garden. Music at The Bernice Garden will feature Mark Currey and Nathaniel Greer. Local business along S. Main will also be getting into the Mardi Gras Spirit: The Community Bakery is selling King Cakes, PianoKraft is giving away balloons, Rosen Music is sponsoring the Kids with Kazoos in the parade, and The Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain will be offering a special Mardi Gras Sundae and a friend discount to anyone wearing beads! The Food Truck and Southern Gourmasian will be located by The Bernice Garden. Bring your friends and family, wear some beads and make plans to celebrate Mardi Gras SoMa Style!
Limited Parking is available at 13th & South Main. For questions regarding the parade including how to enter, please contact SoMa at email@example.com or by calling Hillis Schild at 501.412.3768.