Durham Mardi Gras Parade Photos

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The Clarion Content was at the amazing kickoff party for the Durham Mardi Gras season at The Pinhook last month.

One of our fabulous photographers, Melissa Key, got some fantastic pictures….and the very next day she told us that she had to be there to take shots for the Durham Mardi Gras Parade. Key got out there last Tuesday and there was a party in the streets.

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

The parade started at Major the Bull’s plaza.

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

The people of Durham came up with some amazing costumes! There were sights to be seen.

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photo by Melissa Key

There was heard a joyful sound!

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

 

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

Both end of Major were feted.

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

Fun was had by parade attendees of all ages!

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

 

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

Great looks abounded…

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photo credit Melissa Key

And, of course, as it was Durham, there was nummy food.

photo credit Melissa Key

photo credit Melissa Key

 

Check out more of Melissa Key’s photography here.

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Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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