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

February 13, 2021

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, 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.

Order your 10th Annual Carnegie Carnival shirt today, the deadline to order is January 25, 2021. Pick up at the Carnegie or deliver it to your doorstep! Short sleeve color options: Heather Red, Heather Kelly (green), and Heather Grey for $15. Long sleeve color options: Heather Red and Heather Grey for $20.

Carnegie Carnival Frolic 13.1

Join us for our 5th Annual Carnival Frolic 13.1 Run on February 13, 2021, in Decatur, AL. Start your day with the race and finish it with a day of Carnival Parades and Family Fun.