FRIDAY EVENING EVENT - During Diocesan Convention, Mardi Gras festivities will be celebrated in the city of Mobile. As part of our convention celebration, Christ Church Cathedral will be hosting a special Mardi Gras party on Friday evening during the Conde Cavaliers Parade whose route passes directly by the Cathedral campus. This will be a jubilant time! However, special attention should be paid to your travel schedule and that of the city's parades.
TRAVEL & PARADES - Please be advised that various streets around the Cathedral will be closed to all vehicular traffic two hours prior to parade start times - Friday parade start time 6:30 p.m., Saturday parade start time 2:30 p.m.
PARKING - Parking will take advanced planning.
Read Carefully Before Purchasing Friday Parking Pass
If you are staying at hotels downtown (Holiday Inn, Riverview Plaza, etc.), you will be charged for parking by the hotels. No need to drive to the Cathedral; hotels are closeby and within walking distance. No need to purchase this pass.
The city parking lot across from the Cathedral on Church Street is open for parking on Friday for an onsite fee. First come-first served. No pre-sale available for this option.
The Cathedral arranged with the city to offer 42 parking spots for $10 per car for the entire day and evening on Friday (Fort Conde parking lot 1/2 block from the Cathedral - see map below). Purchase parking pass HERE.
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Note that Church Street will close around 4:30 p.m. Friday for the parade; if you haven't moved you car by then, you should plan on enjoying the parade as the street reopens around 7:30 p.m.
There is no charge for parking in any city lot or on Church Street on Saturday.
No cars may be left in any city lot overnight or you will be towed.