Mystic Squirrels of Bienville (Mystic SOBs)

WHAT IS IT: A Mardi Gras organization for creatives to celebrate the arts and raise funds for the Mobile Arts Council.

The Carnival season is almost here again, and the Mystic Squirrels of Bienville (Mystic SOBs) are accepting new members! Join our furry procession at the “tail” end of the Joe Cain Marching Society’s People’s Parade on Sunday, February 11th, 2024. Registration includes a meet-and-greet crafting and social session, the parade day party, a squirrel mask, and participation in the parade! Additional exclusive Mystic SOB Merch will be available to purchase closer to the parade date. All proceeds go towards supporting the Mobile Arts Council's programs and services. Come get nutty with us this Mardi Gras!

MAC Members: $100 Single / $150 Couple
Non-MAC Members:$150 Single / $225 Couple
Must register online or in-person by January 27th, 2024. Membership is limited to first 100 people.

Couples do not have to be in a relationship - they can just be friends! All party participants must be 21+. Children may accompany during the parade.

Cost includes:

  • Pre-party craft session and meet-and-greet at MAC's Gallery @ Room 1927 on January 28th from 2 to 4 p.m. Make and decorate your own Mystic SOB mask and signature nut necklace throws! All needed materials and light refreshments will be provided.
  • Pre-parade private party on February 11th at Alchemy Tavern from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s party is “NutZ 4 U,” since Valentine’s Day will take place on Mardi Gras week. The party will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, karaoke, costume awards, and an abundance of rodent rowdiness. Parade throws and personal items can be stored in MAC’s gallery as needed for the duration of the festivities.
  • Marching as a Mystic SOB in the Joe Cain Day People’s Parade on the afternoon of February 11th. Squirrels will walk from Alchemy Tavern to the Mobile Civic Center at 1:45 p.m. to line up for the parade. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk the 2.5 mile route!
  • One large bag of individually packaged peanut throws, sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association.


Not included:

  • Additional parade throws
  • Clothing
  • Squirrel Tail


Interested in sponsoring? Contact 2024 sponsors include McAleer's Office Furniture, A&M Peanut Shop, and the Alabama Peanut Producers Association!