Long Beach Mardi Gras


Join us as Mardi Gras* comes to Long Beach on February 25th from 12-5pm. There will be live music, delicious food and wonderful entertainment. One of the highlights of the day is our parade starting at 3pm.  over 4,000 beads will be thrown and over 1,200 Mardi Gras coins!  This event is FREE, no tickets needed!


Live Zydeco and dance music
Free face painting (children)
Special New Orleans style food/drink
Free Trackless Train rides
Free Bike Valet
Free Balloon Twister (children)
Stilt Walker
Mardi Gras Parade
Costumed Revelers

*This event will benefit the Long Beach organizations: Beacon for Him, Long Beach Rescue Mission and Long Beach Multi Service Center.  Also recognizing Justin Judd’s C.A.T all benefiting the homeless.

WANT FREE PARKING?  Bring a Jumbo can of coffee to donate to Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team, the Long Beach Rescue Mission and Long Beach Multi Service Center. If you do you will receive your first 2 hours of parking FREE!  (Shoreline Village Lot only)**

**Parking will fill up very quickly so please plan to arrive early.  You may also consider riding your bike and parking it at our free bike valet, parking at the Aquarium or taking public transportation.  Parking rates vary based on parking locations.

This Year’s Mardi Gras King and Queen!

The crowning of Long Beach community leaders as annual King and Queen of Long Beach Mardi Gras is one of Shoreline Village’s most cherished and exciting traditions. This year, we are proud to crown:

King Brian Addison

Winner of the Los Angeles Press Club’s award for Journalist of the Year for his work at the Long Beach Post and Longbeachzine, Brian Addison’s name has become synonymous with impactful journalism in Long Beach. After serving as editor of Long Beach Post from 2011 – 2014, Brian served as Communications Manager for Downtown Long Beach Associates, and ultimately launched his own marketing company, Addison Communications, this past December. A vocal lover of all things Long Beach, and dedicated volunteer with organizations that address issues ranging from human rights, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS services, and economic development, Brian has received Recognition from Mayor Robert Garcia and Senator Ricardo Lara for his many contributions to his beloved community of Long Beach.

Queen Jeanine Pearce

A CSULB alumna, Jeannine Pearce took her passions for civic duty and social activism all the way to her current position as Long Beach City Councilor for the 2nd District. Jeannine has served as Public Policy Director of the Los Angeles for a New Economy (LAANE), where she campaigned in the front line to ensure the rights of hotel workers; Steering Committee Member of both Building Healthy Communities Long Beach and Housing Long Beach; and co-founded the LGBTQ-Labor Alliance, along with Long Beach’s Porter Gilberg and Gerrie Schipski, and famed civil rights activist Cleve Jones. Jeannine has received several Recognitions, including Steward of the Second District (2015), the Go Long Beach Award (2014), the Women’s Democratic Study Club’s Betty Karnette Community Activist Award (2013), and Long Beach Post’s “40 Under 40” (2013). In June of 2016, Jeannine was a candidate in one of Long Beach’s tightest and most fiery City Council races – and emerged victorious, currently serving our community in City Hall.

Parade Participant Form

Want to dress up and join the Parade? It’s easy just fill out the form below!
No entry fee required.

  • Our Mardi Gras hosts would love to proclaim your presence as you march past our stage! Please let us know how you'd like us to announce you - give us a few sentences which our hosts will announce as you pass!

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