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SECOND CUP: ArtiGras 2019

Posted: 6:56 AM, Feb 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-04 09:34:42-05
SECOND CUP: Artigras 2019
SECOND CUP: Artigras 2019

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - Jan Decosmo and Lili Forbes told Second Cup about ArtiGras, a free family festival similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

The festival celebrates the creative expressions of people in Tallahassee.

WTXL ABC 27 Anchor Christine Souders spoke with the two representatives from the sponsoring organization, the Cross-Cultural Coalition.

The event will be February 16 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and there will be a parade at 4 p.m. It's happening at the Railroad Square Art Park.

ArtiGras includes kids activities, displays, vendors, a panel discussion and stage performances by Creole and Zydeco bands.

Led by a brass band, the parade includes groups and people who have created their own costumes or small floats, decorated their cars, or dressed up their dogs. Prizes will be awarded.

Artigras makes a special effort to educate students about the Creole cultures of the south that have Mardi Gras as traditions.

For more information, call 850-702-6433 or visit www.Crossculturalcoalition.org .