Enjoy Mardi Gras in Wake Forest

O2 Mardi Gras Parade

Don your masks and beads and head to the first Mardi Gras Street Festival in downtown Wake Forest Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This family-friendly event features face painting, a children’s parade, inflatables, games, strolling entertainers and more.

Kids 12 and younger can take part in a king and queen costume contest at noon before the children’s parade at 1 p.m., which will be led by a local high school jazz band. Children may walk, roller skate, ride a bike or be pulled in a wagon during the procession.

Festival admission is free. For a complete schedule, visit wakeforestnc.gov/mardi-gras-street-festival.aspx or call 919-435-9400.

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