Parades roll out for Midsummer Mardi Gras

Andrew Callaghan

If you want to enjoy the chaotic splendor of Mardi Gras, but cannot wait until February, bring your masks and beads to Mid Summer Mardi Gras parade.

From dance krewes to revelers, people will embrace this year’s theme “tie dye me up!” and lassiez les bons temps rouler. The event begins at Maple Leaf Bar on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.