Birmingham brings back Mardi Gras parade

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham Carnival Society is bringing back a Mardi Gras parade to Birmingham city streets for the first time since 1901. Nearly 40 different organizations have signed up to join the parade which has a route through Five Points and downtown.

The parade begins at 7:45 p.m. on Highland Ave. South at 21st Way South, near the Chevron gas station and Temple Beth-El. From there it winds all the way to 20th Street South, north through Five Points and all the way to Sevent Ave. South, ending at 23rd Street.

Traditional beads and other prizes such as moon pies will be tossed into the crowd from the parade participants, and the parade is ready to roll even if it rains.

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