Mystic Squirrels of Bienville (Mystic SOBs)

WHEN: Sunday, March 3 (Joe Cain Day, People’s Parade)
Registration open now until Wednesday, February 19th
Must be 21 years or older to join

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

The Mystic Squirrels of Bienville Square (Mystic SOBs) will depict the adorable squirrel tricksters of Bienville Square. Mystic SOBs will be dressed in handmade costumes depicting mystic spirit squirrels. Mystic SOBs will throw bags of peanuts, cups, beads, and any other approved throw. The group will be on foot, bike, or roller skates.

To participate with the Mystic SOBs, you must register in-person or online through the Mobile Arts Council website. Discounts are given to members of Mobile Arts Council. Membership is limited to the first 100 people.

Members will wear hand-crafted costumes, consisting of neutral colored clothing with embellishments/paint provided by Mobile Arts Council at a costume-crafting social session on Sunday, February 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. More information regarding throws and clothing requirements will be given to members. 

MAC Members: $75 single / $125 couple
Non-MAC Members: $100 single / $150 couple

Must register online or in-person by Friday, February 19th. Membership is limited to first 100 people. Must be 21 years or older to join.

Cost includes:

  • Exclusive Mystic SOB mask and apron, costume-crafting social session (clothing embellishments provided, not clothing itself) on Sunday, February 17th at 2 p.m.
  • Pre- and post-parade private party at Mobile Arts Council (includes food & drink)
  • Marching as a Mystic SOB in the People’s Parade

Not included:

  • Parade throws
  • Clothing for costume-crafting session