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Posted on: February 24, 2022




FEBRUARY 25 – 26 

Experience the 37th annual Lake Wales Mardi Gras Festival and Parade on February 25 - 26, 2022. This family-friendly festival features outdoor live music, food, spirits, and a parade with floats and beads. There’s even a 5K run for athletic enthusiasts. Lake Wales Mardi Gras is one of the largest events of its kind outside of New Orleans!


  • 6 P.M.: The annual 5K run around the beautiful shores of Lake Wailes.
  • 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.: The Mardi Gras Festival with live music, children's activities, local food vendors as well as beer and wine sales. The festival takes place at the Lake Wailes Park.  


  • 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.: The Mardi Gras Festival with live music, food and activities for families. The festival takes place at the Lake Wailes Park.  
  • 3 P.M.: The Mardi Gras Parade in the historic downtown district of Lake Wales. 



7:30 P.M. - Almost There

9:30 P.M. - B. Haven


12 P.M. – Mitch Stewart

1:15 P.M. – Outta Hand Band

2:30 P.M. – Blake Free Band

3 P.M. – Parade

4:30 P.M. – Letters from Lucy (featuring Darra Tanner)

5:45 P.M. – Blue Rooster Band

7 P.M. – Free Whiskey Band

8:30 P.M. – Chas Chris Kincaid

For more information, visit:


5k Glow Run Signup, visit:

Traffic detour during parade, visit: Traffic detour map and driving directions

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