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february 2022

2022fri25feb6:00 pm7:00 pmLake Wales Mardi Gras 5k GLOW Run6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lake Wales - Lake Wailes Park Event Organized By: Lake Wales Mardi Gras Event Category:Races, Walks, 5kHoliday / Season:Spring Fun

Event Details

Register now for our Mardi Gras 5k GLOW run! Participants are encouraged to wear their best Mardi Gras garb or any item that glows or lights up!

Lake Wales Mardi Gras is back for its annual family-friendly celebration on February 25-26, 2022. Since 1984, the annual Mardi Gras parade and festival has entertained thousands of residents and visitors in Lake Wales with floats, beads, live music, food and spirits. Lake Wales Mardi Gras draws estimated crowds of 20,000 people to Lake Wales over the 2-day event. Lake Wales Mardi Gras is one of the largest events of its kind outside of New Orleans!

For Information:

Annual 5k Glow Run – Friday @ 6pm
Mardi Gras Festival – Friday @ 6-11pm & Saturday 10am-11pm
Mardi Gras Parade – Saturday @ 3pm


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Lake Wales - Lake Wailes Park

33 N Lakeshore Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853