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Krewe de la Dauphine

This Dauphin Island group formed in 1992 after a handful of friends having breakfast at a local restaurant decided their little barrier island needed more than one Mardi Gras group.

The first KDLD parade in 1994 had the theme "Scenes of Dauphin Island." The group decided that its parade would always be held on the fifth Saturday before Fat Tuesday, making the Krewe - by far - the first Mobile area parade of the year. And sometimes the cold winds of early January make them pay dearly for that distinction.

To see the Mask's photos and video of previous KDLD parades, click here.

This year, the Krewe rolled on January 28 at 1 p.m. It was a gray, chilly day in the low 50s, but there was no rain and a large crowd.

This is the Krewe's 25th anniversary, and their theme was KDLD's 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Famous Couples. King Jamie and Queen Colleen were joined by the Grand Marshal, Mobile Mask editor and publisher Steve Joynt.

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

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