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Mardi Gras Nocona Style!

2023 Mardi Gras Nocona Style

February 11 - 18, 2023!


2022 Highlights

The 12th annual Mardi Gras Nocona Style Celebration brings New Orleans-size fun for the entire family. It takes place February 25th, 26th and 27th, 2022, with several events happening in the days leading up to the official Friday night kickoff. The city of Nocona comes alive with green, gold, and purple for an entire week beginning February 19, reminding people just why it was named “One of the Most Fun Small Towns in America” by Rand McNally.


Sunday is the popular Krewe de Barkus Pooch Parade! Its goal is to bring awareness to pet rescue and adoption and proceeds of the parade go to Nocona Lucky Paws Animal Shelter. This dog-friendly event parades through downtown Nocona. Parade members, their pups and parade-goers are encouraged to dress up to win the coveted "Best Dressed".  Sign-up at the Justin Building, 100 Clay Street. Judging starts at 1 pm followed by the parade at 2 pm.

Monday is Taste of Mardi Gras Nocona Style. Several local restaurants will be serving their interpretation of Mardi Gras food.

Tuesday hosts a new kid-friendly activity – Kid’s Court from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Justin Building. This FUN night kicks off with a meal followed by bead making, coloring sheets, and much more!

Friday, February 25th

5:30 pm - Krewe de Couyons ATV parade. Parade starts and ends at The V, 100 Baylor Street

5:30 pm - Nocona Masonic Lodge Crawfish Boil at the Mardi Gras Headquarters (Justin Building) 100 Clay Street.

Saturday, February 26th

8 – 10 am - Pancake Breakfast at The "V", 100 Baylor Street

9 am - Shoebox parade at Mardi Gras Headquarters (Justin Building) 100 Clay Street.

8:00 pm – Brandon Davis at The "V", 100 Baylor Street


Sunday, February 27th

2:00 pm – Kid’s Parade starts at Mardi Gras Headquarters (Justin Building) 100 Clay Street

3:30 pm – Big Parade downtown Clay Street (line-up at High School)

Gumbo Meal after the Big parade at Mardi Gras Headquarters (Justin Building) 100 Clay Street

For more information, go to the Community Calendar at the top of the page or to the Mardi Gras Nocona Style Facebook Page.