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City of El Centro Mardi Gras 2023

Let the good times roll!!  The City of El Centro, Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Los Vigilantes invite you to join us for Mardi Gras 2023 festivities!  This year we will be working collaboratively to provide a variety of entertainment for the community.

Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street Festival

The Light Parade and Street Festival will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 5 PM to 9 PM. The Street Festival will begin at 5 PM, and the Light Parade will begin at 6 PM. The parade route will begin at 8th Street and Wensley Avenue and end at 11th and Main Street. For parade participation, please get in touch with the Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce at (760) 352-7413. The street fair will include numerous vendors, music concert, dancing, and a beer garden. To become a street vendor, please get in touch with the City of El Centro Community Center office at (760) 337-4555.

Mardi Gras Coronation

Additionally, the City of El Centro is soliciting public nominations for the “Mardi Gras King & Queen.”  The King and Queen will host the City of El Centro’s Mardi Gras King & Queen Coronation reception on February 16, 2023.   They will also participate in interviews with various media entities to promote the Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street festival and ride on the last float in the Mardi Gras Parade on February 18, 2023.

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2023, to the El Centro Community Center located at 375 S. 1st Street in El Centro or via email submission to   You may download the application online at or pick up a nomination form at the El Centro Community Center.  For more information, please call (760) 337-4555. 


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