The Pensacola Mardi Gras Grand Mardi Gras Parade gets rolling on Saturday February 18th! Come get ready to Laissez les bons temps rouler at the largest gathering in downtown Pensacola. The the official parade will begin at 2 pm along the normal downtown parade route. There will be a children’s viewing area, no alcohol or tobacco products will be allowed in this area to ensure safety at this high energy parade. There will also be a VIP viewing area with a seating area.