Carnival Association of Long Beach Suspends 2021 Mardi Gras Parade
Jason Green, President of the Carnival Association of Long Beach, sent a letter to the Mayor and Aldermen of Long Beach, Mississippi stating that the Carnival Association was suspending the 2021 Mardi Gras parade.
Mayor Bass and members of the Board,
The Carnival Association of Long Beach (CALB) has a 60 year history of bringing revelry to the City of Long Beach. Many of you and your families have enjoyed carnival seasons from the past along with residents from within and outside the city as all have gathered together to join in the celebrations. It is an honor for the Carnival Association to facilitate this event each year.
In September, our board of directors made the decision to suspend the annual coronation ball but allow time before a decision was made concerning the parade. The decision we faced was not made lightly because we understand and take pride in the economic impact that “parade day” has on the city - especially to our small businesses.
Regretfully, due to the lingering pandemic, we voted to suspend the parade for the 2021 carnival season. Our wish and prayer is for everyone’s safety as we continue to face the challenges that are before us.
As always, Thank You for always supporting our association. We look forward to a bigger and better 2022 season.
In carnival spirit,
Jason D. Green
Carnival Association of Long Beach