In anticipation of growing crowds, the City of Mobile is continuing to add Mardi Gras parking options in downtown. Effective Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, the City of Mobile will be activating the Alabama Department of Transportation property located at 257 S. Royal Street for Mardi Gras Parking.
This additional parking lot will have the same hours of operation, parking rates and payment methods as the other Mardi Gras parking locations recently announced by the city. Those include designated areas underneath Interstate 10 and the parking lot at the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Coast.
All these designated Mardi Gras parking areas will open for public parking two hours before the first parade of each day and will be staffed until 10 p.m. each night. However, all these locations will remain open after 10 p.m. so those attending Mardi Gras balls and other functions downtown can access their vehicles. Parking in any of these areas will have a flat fee of $20 for all-day parking. To encourage carpooling, an all-day rate of $10 is available to vehicles with three or more passengers.
Cash will not be accepted at these lots. Parking can be paid for using the Premium Parking app or debit and credit cards at the Premium Parking kiosk on site. Vehicles with three or more passengers will be given a one-time promo code for the $10 carpool discount at these locations. For parking questions on parade days, contact Premium Parking at (844) 236-2011.
Tens of thousands of people attended the parades in downtown Mobile last weekend. Parking was readily available, but in anticipation of growing crowds, we will be bringing more parking lots online as we move further into the carnival season.
You can always find the most up-to-date parking information at cityofmobile.org/mardi-gras/. To sign up for Mardi Gras Notifications on your smartphone, text MOBILEMARDIGRAS to 91896.