St. Andrews Mardi Gras King and Queen 2013
Charles Segrest & Rebecca Barrow
***Note to Visitors: Saint Andrews Mardi Gras for 2014 will
be held on February 21st - 22nd, 2014 and the Main Parade
will be held on Saturday - Please
eMail or call
850-763-6261 for more information.
Mardi Gras Festival information -
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out the Festival Organization website to get information about
the St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival, including application for
Welcome to the Krewe of St. Andrews' home on the web! Here
you'll find plenty of information about the
Krewe, Mardi Gras, and the
Mardi Gras in St. Andrews
St. Andrews Mardi Gras had its beginnings in 1997, when Bay County’s
first Mardi Gras Krewe, the Krewe of Dominique Youx,
approached the Community of St. Andrews with the idea of relocating
its annual parade from Bay Point to St. Andrews. This was a “dream”
turned “reality” for a revitalization event as defined in the
completed St. Andrews Visioning Project, and so began the work of the
citizens of St. Andrews to make the St. Andrews Mardi Gras the
success it is today.
enthusiasm grew so did the plans, and the St. Andrews citizens soon
formed their own Krewe, now proudly known as the Krewe of St.
Andrews, the Krewe now has members form all over Bay County. That
first year the St. Andrews Mardi Gras Parade featured the Krewe of
Dominique Youx and the newly formed Krewe of St. Andrews. After that
first successful afternoon, the plans grew even more; and now the
event has expanded into a huge multiple day festival in addition to
Krewe of St. Andrews and the St. Andrews Mardi Gras always has and
always will focus on the community and family. This is reflected in
the abundance of family-oriented activities such as a special “Kids’
Parade.” The overall atmosphere of the Festival and Parade is to
attract fun-loving people of all ages.
Krewe of St. Andrews gives back to the community by contributing to
several local charities and to local colleges for scholarships. In
2007, $3,600.00 was awarded to the following charities and
Boys and Girls Club,
Margaret K. Lewis School, Girls, Inc., Haney Technical Center, FSU
Panama City, and Gulf Coast Community College. This money was raised
through a fundraiser with the use of Scampy's restaurant and the
members of the Krewe, in addition to the funds raised at the Annual
St. Andrew Golf Tournament sponsored by the Krewe.
The Saturday Float parade will have numerous Krewes with
fantastically decorated floats. As the marching bands entertain
along the route, Krewe members will toss by the thousands the
eagerly awaited beads and doubloons to over 50,000 spectators.
is a splendid celebration that brings people together from all over
the southeast and showcases the wonderful Community of Historic St.
Andrews. Come join us at the St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival and
Parade on Feb. 1st & 2nd, 2013; you won’t want to miss it. Don’t
forget Andrews Mardi Gras is Bay County’s Original Mardi Gras
Festival and Parade, voted “Best of Bay” for 9 Years.