Krewe of Dominique Youx celebrates Mardi Gras at the beach

By Megan Gannon | mgannon@wmbb.com

Published 02/06 2016 11:35PM

Updated 02/06 2016 11:35PM

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Fat Tuesday is just three days away, but the Mardi Gras celebrations have already been happening here in Bay County. This weekend the Krewe of Dominique Youx has taken over Panama City Beach for their annual Mardi Gras celebration.
 
 "There is going to be just a lot of unites going up and down throwing beads and toys and moon pies. There is going to be a lot of music on the floats. And it is just a fun festive affair," Krewe of Dominique Youx King, Gary Walsingham said. 
 
This krewe has been celebrating Mardi Gras in Bay County for 30 years. 
 
 "We started as a small group in Bay Point and the only we had was golf carts to ride around in and we threw beads from them and had a Mardi Gras celebration," Walsingham said. 
 
The krewe's celebration started out in St. Andrews before the Krewe of St. Andrews formed, then they made their wai out to Panama City Beach. 
 
"Finally we felt there was a need for a Mardi Gras at the beach. So our group moved out here, we didn't totally leave St. Andrews, we still do the parade with them. We just started the celebration out here," Walsingham added. 
 
While the crowds love this celebration for the treasures, to the krewe members their favorite part is the fellowship. 
 
"I think it's the people. Just getting to know a lot of good friends, both men and women. they are like brothers and sisters to you. It is one big family," Walsingham said. 
 
The Krewe of Dominique Youx also participates in the Pirates of the High Seas Festival in the fall. 
 

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