Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It’s Mardi Gras time! Mark your calendars now, as Fayetteville again celebrates Mardi Gras with the FAT SATURDAY PARADE OF FOOLS! Join us on Saturday, February 10th in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas. The parade starts at 2 pm on the Fayetteville Square, winds down Block and Dickson Streets, and ends at the corner of West and Dickson.

A highlight of this year’s parade will be our very own Dixie Rhyne, leading the parade as Grand Marshal! Rhyne, one of the original Fayetteville Mardi Gras founders (and renowned cat-wrangler), has been the driving force behind Fayetteville’s Mardi Gras events for over 25 years. We honor Dixie and thank her for the tireless devotion and fun-loving spirit she brings to our hometown Mardi Gras!