Mardi Gras Parade 2013 – Nevada City style

We went to the Mardi Gras parade in Nevada City Sunday. It had a huge turnout and was terrific as always. This has been going on for all the 17 years I have been in this area. It used to be called the Joe Cain parade, in honor of a fellow who got the Mardi gras celebration restarted after the civil war.  The whole town celebrates with street fair booths, zydeco music and lots of colorful costumes, beads, feathers etc.  Here are some pics I took with my phone, not great but you get the idea.