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Take a 
Bubbly Bus Ride
through
Oakleigh's 
SOCIAL HISTORY 

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$25 / person or $40 / for two


Begin and end at Callaghan's Irish Social Club, with two stops for additional festivity while discovering what life was like in OAKLEIGH 
for the past 150 years! 

Oakleigh trivia with lots of

newly uncovered facts and stories 

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Creole Carnival and Cuisine​​



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A 2-Hour Party with
Real history and Real revelry 

SATURDAY, May 12th  4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
 
$60 / person
Begins and ends on Mobile Bay.

Enjoy a festive bus ride with carnival revelry and complimentary cocktails on board, and stops at local restaurants for samplings of regional creole cuisine.

Along the way, learn more about Creole culture and carnivals of the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, 
from Mobile to New Orleans and from the Yucatan to Cozumel and Havana. ​​


Bead-throwing is required, masks are optional.

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YThe spirit of levity, the love of fun and the indulgence of pleasures characterizes the Mobilians in an emulent degree. This spirit seems contagious, for standers appear to become infected...from the man of fifty to the boys of five, all alike enter into the frolicsome festivities. ​​

Cincinnati Daily Times, January 7, 1876

Historic
Timeline​

The Virtual
Mardi Gras Trail 
tells the

STORY OF MOBILE  

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Mardi Gras History Questions? 
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TRADITIONS !
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THE BASICS:
(click to learn more)

When is Mardi Gras?
 

What is a tableau? 

What is a Mystic Parade?

What makes Mobile the
"Mother of Mystics"? 

The First Mardi Gras: 
New Orleans or Mobile?

The Artistry of Mobile's Mystic Parades

Want more Mobile History ?  ​​
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for places to see and things to do 
and research collections too!

Mobile Sites on the ​​
National Register of Historic Places 
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Historic Markers in the City of Mobile​​​​ 
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THE SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR: 
Click on each site for information and resources. 

SITE 1
Begin your walking tour at the foot of Government Street on the Mobile River. 
For information about the history of this site,
Click Here

SITE 2 
Cross Water Street
Continue west down Government Street toward Royal.
Site 2 is the intersection of Government and Royal Streets. 
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to learn more

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Continue north on Royal
 toward Conti Street
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for more information 

As you reach the corner of Royal and Dauphin Street,
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for more information 

SITE 3 
Royal ​ &  
St. Francis Streets. 

continue north on Royal to the corner of St. Francis Street. 

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for more information
 

 SITE 4
Turn  West on St. Francis to
 Bienville Square
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   for more information  

Take a Guided Trolley Ride to Each Site on the Driving Tour

Bottomless Bubbly  Trolley Tour

​By appointment
any day of the week
$55/person for 

Includes tour of all Mardi Gras Trail locations with a stop for refreshments and on-board mimosas, champagne and Blood Marys 

Or click here to request a special time and date for your

groups of 12 - 40
Any tour can be followed by a 45 minute presentation on the history of Mobile's Mardi Gras

To request more information, email:
mardigrastrail@gmail.com
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Group Tour Information and Price Sheet 

Questions or Comments?  Email: mardigrastrail@gmail.com or text (251) 599-9332