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A full day of Mardi Gras themed events is on the agenda for March 2, 2019, when the Carnegie Visual Arts Center holds its annual Carnegie Carnival. Now in its eighth year, Carnegie Carnival fills the city’s historic downtown area with parades, crewes, floats, throws, music, and other family fun, all while promoting art and creativity. The annual event also serves as a fundraiser for the arts and other non-profits located in Decatur and Morgan County.
During Carnegie Carnival, downtown restaurants and merchants will be open and festivalgoers can dine and shop for locally made and one-of-a-kind items. Festival organizers encourage parade-goers to participate in the Catch and Release bead-recycling program. The Carnegie Visual Arts Center, in conjunction with the Decatur High School Developmental Program, collect and recycle thrown beads from previous Carnegie Carnival parades. Beads may be dropped off at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center during their regular operating hours. DHS Developmental Program students and volunteers wash, sort and repackage the beads to make the beads available for resale at an economical price. Catch and Release Beads are available for purchase at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center while supplies last. All proceeds from the sale of the beads benefit the Decatur High School Development Program.
Children's Games and Train Ride
Children Parade / Prince and Princess Parade
Pooch parade and dog walk
Carnegie Carnival Parade 2019
Parade registration forms and activity information are available at www.carnegiecarnival.org.
**Proceeds benefit the Carnegie Visual Arts Center and other non-profit organizations in the Decatur area.
For additional information, call the Carnegie Visual Arts Center at 256.341.0562