SoMardi Gras Parade



SoMa 501 is excited to announce SoMardi Gras is back for 2022 so let the good times roll!

Join us for a New Orleans style parade through the streets of South Main. This year’s theme is “Pirates and Popstars.” Think Madonna, Blackbeard, or maybe Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow riding down Main Street in the Black Pearl!
Event proceeds benefit SoMa 501 Little Rock, Inc.

Saturday, February 26th
12:00 p.m.

Registration is open now for both floats and vendors. We welcome different entry styles, including floats, walking groups, classic cars, and pets and award prizes to the 1st place ($500) and 2nd place ($250) floats. Interested? 

Festivities continue after the parade so be sure to stick around!
• The Root Cafe’s annual Little Rock Beard & Mustache Contest begins immediately after the parade in The Bernice Garden
• Take in the sights and sounds of our Second Line band competition featuring several Little Rock School District bands
• Kick back and enjoy Zydeco band Gerard Delafose and the Zydeco Gators