LONG BEACH, Mississippi (WLOX) – The Carnival Association of Long Beach held its Royal Coronation Ball at St. Vincent De Paul School.
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate, and people dressed in costumes featuring former kings and queens, even boy scouts were among the crowd.
The carnival also honored Moises Espinao as Grand Marshal. Espinao said he looks forward to celebrating Carnival season with his friends and family.
“I just hang out with friends,” Espinao said. “A lot of family and friends are coming here tonight. I look forward to the gathering, the drink and the celebration.
And the turnout for the event exceeded the organizers’ expectations.
“We actually sold more tickets than we thought,” Jason said. Green, president of the Long Beach Carnival Association. “People are so ready to come out and start celebrating Mardi Gras again. We are happy to welcome them, happy to have them.
This is the 62nd year the ball has been held. The Mardi Gras parade rolls through Long Beach on Saturday.
For a full list of Mardi Gras parades on the Gulf Coast this season, check out our Gulf Coast weekend listing.
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