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Mardi Croix on St. Croix is a hoot!

Mardi Croix is held each February as St. Croix’s annual Mardi Gras celebration organized by the Krewe de Croix, a group of Louisiana transplants and Mardi Gras enthusiasts. Krewe de Croix also organizes the annual Krewe de Barkus Dog Parade on the Christiansted Boardwalk and the Beard Contest, for a full week of revelry! Mardi Croix is a parade that takes place on the North Shore of St. Croix and includes all the colors, music, food and let-it-loose partying that Mardi Gras is known for… with a Crucian twist! There’s really no event quite like Mardi Croix.Vendors set up and sell souvenirs, local food and drink and much more! Floats and parade participants go all out with decorating in the traditional purple-gold-green combo. Things can get a little crazy- but that is part of the fun! And of course there are many, many beads! In order for you to fit in- you will have to find something wild and crazy to wear! There’s usually dancing and merriment to live music at the bar across the street! The best part is…this all takes place at the beach! So, you can take a dip and cool off on the water whenever you need to and the kids can play and swim all day.The parade begins around 12 noon in La Valle, located on St. Croix’s North Shore and ends just past Cane Bay Beach. Arrive early to claim your spot on the parade route!