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19th Annual St. Mary’s Mardi Gras Festival

19th Annual St. Mary's Mardi Gras Festival“A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll” is the theme for the 19th annual family-friendly Mardi Gras Festival & Parade in historic St. Marys, Georgia on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

There is a 10:00 AM parade with decorated floats and impressive costumes, including the Fernandina Pirates Club.

The celebration continues throughout the day with a street festival offering arts and craft booths, food booths, a water-walker, new laser challenge, inflatable slide, bungee jumping, climbing wall and trackless train.

The waterfront will be bursting with other activities like the Great Camden County Chili Cook-Off and costumed pet-parade benefiting Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society.

New this year is the First Annual Color the Streets, Color Run at 7:00 AM. Throughout the course for this 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk/Run, runners will be bombarded with powdered paint in the form of a colored cornstarch, which is non-toxic and non-rash inducing. Registration fee is $50.00 on the day of the event and includes a t-shirt, sunglasses, a pack of color, and a race bib. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes and Muscular Dystrophy.

Performers will regale you with their talents at the main stage, in front of the St. Marys Waterfront Pavilion, all day long bringing you lively song, music and dance.

Once evening hits, the adults will continue the celebration with the annual Mardi Gras Ball where a new King and Queen are chosen each year. Prizes will be awarded for costumes that best depict the festival theme. Tickets for the ball are $35.00 and are available by cash or check only.

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