March 5, 2022, turned out to be a beautiful sunny day for Mardi Gras. A light breeze and warm sunshine set the perfect scene for the famous Mardi Gras Possum Kingdom Lake.
Crowds of excited parade watchers lined FM 2951 decked in their crazy Mardi Gras attire. Families waited in anticipation for the Floats to finish lining up. Local businesses pulled together to make truly one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras floats. The floats lined up at the public boat ramp near Sam’s Dock on Possum Kingdom Lake. At 3 o’clock the parade started, and the festive parade watchers finally enjoyed the much-anticipated floats. Fans reached their hands up as the float riders threw out what must have been thousands of beads and candy. Friends and family celebrated together in the Mardi Gras Spirit on a beautiful day at Possum Kingdom Lake. Over 30 floats participated in this year’s annual Mardi Gras parade.
Marti Gras Possum Kingdom shrimp boil.
Everyone was invited to the Mardi Gras Possum Kingdom Lake Shrimp Boil at the Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce. A live band serenaded hundreds of hungry celebrators as they lined up and started digging into the Cajun shrimp boil. It is Possum Kingdom Mardi Gras tradition to put a small toy baby in a candy wrapper. Then pass it out alongside hundreds of identical candy pieces to all the men at the shrimp boil. On the Count of three everyone opened their candy to reveal who would be this year’s, Mardi Gras King! A drum roll welcomed up our very own PKRE brother “Mathew Renfro“. He was crowned the 2022 Mardi Gras King of Possum Kingdom.
Live music at the Lush
The after-party with live music took place at the Lush Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake. A band set up next to the upper pools and played familiar favorites. The lush bar served an array of Mardi Gras treats. Friends danced together to lively music as they enjoyed the first of many warm summer nights. What a great way to wrap up Mardi Gras 2022.