Carnegie Carnival - North Alabama's Premier Mardi Gras Celebration benefiting the Carnegie Visual Arts Center

March 1, 2025

Downtown Decatur, Alabama

Carnegie Carnival is a fund-raising project benefiting the

Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

In 2012, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center presented the area’s first Mardi-Gras-style celebration called Carnegie Carnival. Promoting art, creativity, family fun, and downtown revitalization, individuals came together to establish the Charter Crewes of Carnegie Carnival. The rest, as they say, is history.

Carnival Parade

A full day of Mardi Gras themed events culminates with the Carnegie Carnival Parade. Crewes, floats, a bag of throws, music and more… Let the good times roll in Downtown Decatur, Alabama!

Carnegie Carnival King and Queen


Carnival Candidates

King and Queen, Prince and Princess, Sir Bow Wow and Lady Barks-a-Lot. Vote for your favorite candidates. Proceeds from voting benefit the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

Carnegie Carnival Frolic 13.1

Join us for our 8th Annual Carnival Frolic 13.1 Run on March 1, 2025, in Decatur, AL. Start your day with the race and finish it with a day of Carnival Family Fun and our evening parade at 6pm.

Upcoming Carnival Events

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Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority
Carnival Sponsor Decatur Morgan County Tourism
Carnival Sponsor 94.1 WHRP