Mardi Gras Ball and Parade 2020!!!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

It’s Mardi Gras season here in Navarre! Our 12th night party was great fun. If you missed it, please plan to come next year. We crowned our royalty, had some amazing food and cheap drinks and now we’re in the swing of the season!

The theme of the ball and the parade is “Navarre Beach Life.” Our ball will be on Saturday, February 8 at the Navarre Conference Center. The ball is a formal affair, so get out your tuxedos and formal dresses for our yearly Black Tie event. You don’t have to be a Jester or a member of any other Krewe to attend. The public is invited to celebrate with us.
The party is still BYOB, so bring your own liquor.  We will provide mixers. It is NOT a masquerade ball or a costume ball, but it is formal. If you choose to dress up to fit the “Navarre Beach Life” theme, we’d love to see what you come up with.

Tickets are $35 each.  They are available in advance or at the door. A table for ten is $270. Tickets can be purchased from any Jester, or by emailing us at contact@nkoj.org.

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The 34th annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade will happen rain or shine on Saturday, February 15, on Gulf Blvd, Navarre Beach. The parade starts at promptly at 1 pm. Please note that the Santa Rosa County Sheriff will close the bridge around NOON (if not earlier.)

NKOJ has no control over when SRSD makes that decision so please don’t get left out because you waited too long and got caught in traffic. The parade will happen rain or shine, and hasn’t EVER been rained on our parade since we started in 1986.

NKOJ recommends that if you come to the parade, please get onto the island and set up by 10 am. Parking starts to thin as soon as the sun rises and traffic across the bridge and from Pensacola beach gets more and more dense as the morning progresses.

This parade is awesome. In the last few years, we’ve had 35,000+ attendees. The parade is family friendly so bring your kids, their chairs & strollers and plan to have a tailgate party early and make a day of it.

All of the Navarre Beach restaurants will be open, and it’s always great to be at the beach!

If you are considering entering a float for your business or group, it’s not too late – you can download the application here.

The map of the parade lineup route is here. It starts at Indiana and Gulf Blvd, and proceeds east on Gulf Blvd, ending at the Navarre Beach Causeway.

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!

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NKOJ Twelfth Night celebration Saturday, 04 January

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters will be having it’s annual 12th night celebration this Saturday, 04 January, 2020 at the Elk’s Lodge (2002 Elks Way, Navarre, FL 32566) at 6:00 PM.  Tickets are available for $15 and can be purchased at the door.

This is the Krewe’s kick off to the Mardi Gras season!  $15.00 per person gets you into the party where there will be dancing to the sounds of Paradise Bayou, heavy appetizers and a bit of Cajun cuisine.  The Elk’s Lodge bar will feature discounted drinks.

The event will be held at the Elk’s lodge in the meeting room from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Dress is business casual or Mardi Gras themed.  On 12th night we will be crowning our Royalty for the new year 2020. Please come out and help us kick off our 2020 Mardi Gras season.
This party is open to anyone so bring a friend, the more the merrier.

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Christmas With The Krewe Saturday Dec 14 5-8 PM

Christmas with the Krewe!

Navarre Park, December 14, 5 to 8 pm

Come join the Navarre Krewe of Jesters for a fun time in Navarre Park on Saturday, Dec 14. Santa and his elves will be there! Lots of goodies.  Merry and Bright!

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We Want YOU to Join the Krewe!

That’s right! You’ve been thinking about joining the Krewe – you enjoy the parade – you think “It sure looks like those folks are having fun!” Well, we are having fun, doing a world of good for our fabulous Navarre. Its not hard to join – you just need to have someone in the Krewe sponsor you. We LOVE doing that!

Did you know that in addition to our Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade, we participate in other parades on the Emerald Coast, and have a lot of fun doing it? You can see us in the Fiesta Five Flags in Pensacola, in Billy Bowlegs in Fort Walton, in Christmas parades, and in other Mardi Gras parades. Make no mistake – it’s hard work to put on a parade – but we love doing it – because WE LOVE YOU NAVARRE!

If you want to join the Krewe, it’s easy! Email us at contact@nkoj.org, or message our page on Facebook, and we will be happy to have a Krewe member contact you about joining.

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WHAT A GREAT PARADE! THANKS NAVARRE!

Does Navarre know how to enjoy a Mardi Gras parade or what! Thank you to all who came and made this such a special time! Here are the winners:

Commercial
1st Place: Krewe of Misfits (Navarre)
2nd Place:Century 21
3rd Place: American Pride

Community
1st Place: Fort Walton Beach Mardi Gras Club
2nd Place: Krewe of Nobodies (Navarre)
3rd Place: Krewe of Silver Slippers (Milton)

Walking
1st Place: Navarre High School Junior ROTC
2nd Place: Time to Dance

Golf Carts
1st Place: Cart # 9
2nd Place: Cart #2
3rd Place: Cart #1

Large Floats
1st Place: Krewe of Flip Flops (Baton Rouge)
2nd Place: Airship Pirates (Milton)
3rd Place: Krewe of Lafitte Raven (Pensacola)

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Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade Saturday Feb 23 1 pm. BE THERE EARLY

The parade is this Saturday, Feb 23.

Read on for important details about route and arrival

Our 33rd annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade will happen rain or shine on Saturday, February 23, on Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach. We step off promptly at 1 pm, but be advised that the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies close the bridge by noon or earlier, and we have no control over that timing or their decision. It’s rain or shine – and since 1986 it has NEVER rained on our parade.

We recommend that if you are driving across the bridge, you get across by 10 am to ensure that you can cross and that you can find parking. In recent years, the crowd has been upward of 35,000 for this event. So bring the kids, the chairs, the strollers, the tailgate, and make a day of it. Restaurants will be open, and its always great to be at the beach!

The map of the parade lineup route is here. It starts at Indiana and Gulf Blvd, and proceeds east on Gulf Blvd, ending at the Navarre Beach Causeway.

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!

 

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It’s Mardi Gras 2019! Ball and Parade Info

Laissez les bons temps rouler! It’s Mardi Gras season here in Navarre! Our 12th night was a wonderful party, where we crowned our royalty, and now we’re in the swing of the season!

The theme of the ball and the parade is “Voodoo on the Beach.” Our ball will be on Saturday, February 16, at the Navarre Conference Center. It’s a formal affair, so wear your fancy clothes! You don’t have to be a Jester or a member of a Krewe, the public is invited to celebrate with us. The band is Class X, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. You may bring your own liquor, and we will have mixers provided. It is NOT a masquerade ball or a costume ball, but it is formal. If you choose to dress up to fit the voodoo theme, we love to see you having fun. We’re not having costume contests at this ball, but just good fun. Tickets are $35 each in advance, or $40 at the door. A table for ten is $270. Tickets can be purchased from any Jester, or by emailing us at contact@nkoj.org.

Our 33rd annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade will happen rain or shine on Saturday, February 23, on Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach. We step off promptly at 1 pm, but be advised that the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies close the bridge earlier, and we have no control over that timing or their decision. It’s rain or shine – and since 1986 it has NEVER rained on our parade.

We recommend that if you are driving across the bridge, you get across by 10 am to ensure that you can cross and that you can find parking. In recent years, the crowd has been upward of 35,000 for this event. So bring the kids, the chairs, the strollers, the tailgate, and make a day of it. Restaurants will be open, and its always great to be at the beach!

If you are considering entering a float for your business or group, it’s not too late – you can download the application here.

The map of the parade lineup route is here. It starts at Indiana and Gulf Blvd, and proceeds east on Gulf Blvd, ending at the Navarre Beach Causeway.

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER!

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12 Night Party a Success!

 We had so much fun at our 12th Night party, crowning our royalty! Here are some pictures, and congrats to our 2019 royalty

King, Dan Loftin; Queen,Yolie Donley; Queen of Hearts, JoAnn Loftin; Lester the Jester, LeAnn Whichard; Grand Marshall, Dave Piech

We’ll see you at our ball on February 23 at the Navarre Conference Center and of course, at our Mardi Gras parade on February 23!

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Get Ready for 12th Night

Our 12th Night celebration will be held Saturday, January 5 at 6 pm at the Navarre Elks Lodge.  Come join us as we crown our new royalty for 2019!

Come start the Mardi Gras season with us! This is the beginning of Mardi Gras, as we crown our royalty and get ready to celebrate the season! Great food, great entertainment, dancing, and fun! Tickets are $15 each, see any Jester for tickets or send us a message.

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