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Joe Cain Procession

The Joe Cain Procession, often referred to as "The People's Celebration," has been a huge part of Mobile Mardi Gras since it began in 1967.

For more about the Procession (never call it a parade - just don't) and Joe Cain Day, look to the left of this page and click on Joe Cain Day.

To see the Mask's photos and video of previous Joe Cain Processions, click here.

This year, the Procession was again in two parts. The Joe Cain Marching Society  - those who walk the parade route, often in costume - had its own parade permit and this year preceded the Joe Cain Parading Society - the floats and vehicles.

Wayne Dean Sr. portrayed Slac IV for the 32nd year in a row by leading the foot marchers. The Parading Society was led by Thomas Watts portraying Citizen Joe Cain and was accompanied by someone who appeared to also be portraying Chief Slac.

The Procession  started at 2:30 p.m. on February 26.

To see Mobile Mask's HD video of the 2017 procession, click here.

The Mask's exclusive slideshow of the 2017 procession is below: