Mardi Gras Returns to OWA with Krewe du Cirque

2nd annual event boasts parade, concerts, live entertainment


The good times are ready to roll for the second year at OWA as Mardi Gras returns in spectacular fashion on Joe Cain Day: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Gulf Coast’s largest entertainment destination is collaborating with local parading organization, Krewe du Cirque, for the second year in a row to bring locals and visitors an epic celebration, including parades, parties, music and fun.

The day’s free festivities kick off with local band Roman Street hosting a concert at OWA’s main entrance, starting at 3:30pm. Immediately following the concert at 6pm, the grand parade rolls through the streets of Downtown OWA, complete with ornate floats, tons of throws, and a second line (a walking parade) to finish it up. Guests are encouraged to hop off the sidewalks and join Krewe du Cirque and other parade-goers as the second line parties its way through the streets.

“To celebrate the season we wanted to bring back a little something extra special for our second annual Mardi Gras event,” said Kristin Hellmich, OWA’s Director of Marketing/PR. “This year don’t expect your average parade. We have worked very closely with Krewe du Cirque and a variety Mardi Gras inspired entertainers to bring a unique day long carnival experience to Foley.”

The party doesn’t end there -stick around after the walking parade for a second free concert on OWA’s island featuring the B-Street Benny. Throughout the entire day and well into the night, Downtown OWA will feature Mardi Gras-inspired performers, food and drink specials, plus so much more during the entire fun-filled day.

Can’t wait that long to celebrate? Head to OWA on Saturdays and Sundays in February for some pre-Mardi Gras fun! At 2pm and 3:30pm each weekend, the Southwinds Drum and Bugle Corps will be marching through the streets of Downtown OWA with a second line. Come on out, hop on in, and get in the Mardi Gras spirit as OWA gears up for a Joe Cain Day celebration.

OWA’s entire Mardi Gras parade, party and celebration is free to attend and open to the public. The festivities will be family-friendly and last throughout the day. For more information on times, locations, schedules and performers, go to