VIDEO: Titusville Mardi Gras Huge Hit, Draws All-Time Record Crowd, Rave Reviews
By Space Coast Daily // February 13, 2017
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ABOVE VIDEO: The Titusville Mardi Gras was a family festival, enjoyed by thousands at the beautiful river front Sand Point Park. Produced by Space Coast Daily and Brevard Production Inc. the festival featured free unlimited rides, concerts, a circus and a fun parade – all for just $8 admission when purchased at Walgreens.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Titusville Mardi Gras held last Saturday at Sand Point Park attracted an all-time record crowd – and rave reviews from thousands of fun-loving festival goers who reveled in the town’s celebration.
“This was awesome,” said Susan Hart of Port St. John, who attended the Mardi Gras with her husband and two children.
“I can’t believe that we finally had a really cool festival like this come to Titusville. My husband loved the Hatchet concert, my kids had a blast on the rides fair and I thought the dancers and parade were cool.”
The event was produced by Brevard Production Inc., which produces special events across Brevard throughout the year, including the upcoming Cocoa Beach Seafood & Music Festival set for February 24 through 26.
The Titusville Mardi Gras included concerts by Molly Hatchet, which was a big hit for the huge crowd that enjoyed the band’s classic rock anthems.
“Molly Hatchet is one of my favorite bands and it’s really cool to be able to stay here in Titusville for an awesome festival instead of having to go drive somewhere far away,” said Daryl Jones of Mims.
The event featured four stages with six musical groups, including Central Florida favorite The Supervillains, who rocked the stage next to a Brazilian circus, with several shows throughout the evening.
Local bands also got to play the big stage including Banjoman Franklin and Western Atlantic.
If that wasn’t enough, festival guests could also ride the fair rides, check out the parade and enjoy the colorful, loud and exciting Junkanoo musicians and drum bands from far and wide, all for just $8, with tickets purchased at any Walgreens
The parade was also packed with excitement, led off by local rising star, Charee White, who sang and pumped up the throngs of bead catchers from the back of a huge Ford truck.
“I’ve had a blast,” said White, as she signed autographs for some young fans. “It’s an honor to have led such an awesome, fun parade in my home town. Can’t wait until next year.”
The floats were colorful and unique and the 2017 Titusville Mardi Gras Float Award winners included:
• Spirit of Titusville Mardi Gras Award: Hysterical Housewives of Titusville
• Best Sound and AV: Gene Storley and family
• Star Studded Award: News 6 Getting Results
• Most Entertaining Award : Charee White
• Most Creative: Knights Armaments
• Sportsman Award: Duke Davis and Captain Dukes Airboat Rides
• Taste of Titusville Award: Orleans Bistro
• Best Club Award: Cape Canaveral Corvette Club
• Most Animated Group: Plena Latino
• Most Colorful: Junkanoo Dancers
• Community Business Award: Ruddicks Details
• Port Canaveral’s Finest Award: Fishlips Waterfront Restaurant
• Youth of Titusville Award: Titusville Boys & Girls Club
KING AND QUEEN OF MARDI GRAS: Mike and Sherri Coppage
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