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"It's amazing how much it's grown in the 16 years we've been doing this," said Tom Bowdoin, a charter member of the Krewe of St. Andrews, the organization that hosts the parade. "People come from all over. We're putting heads in beds in the city and on the beach. It's just a fun event for everybody."

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"It's amazing how much it's grown in the 16 years we've been doing this," said Tom Bowdoin, a charter member of the Krewe of St. Andrews, the organization that hosts the parade. "People come from all over. We're putting heads in beds in the city and on the beach. It's just a fun event for everybody."

Brooks and Bowdoin said their organizations also partner with other krewes in the Panhandle and attend different events throughout the year.

In 2010, the two krewes ran into a scheduling conflict, and Dominique Youx decided to split and host their own Mardi Gras event at Pier Park, dubbed Mardi Gras at the Beach.

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this year due to financial issues brought on by city's new event policy, according to the krewe's website. Despite several meetings with the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) and city commissioners, the group ultimately determined it "financially irresponsible" to host the event, but they hope to bring it back in 2014.

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For the last 16 years, local "krewes" have been teaming up to bring the spirit of the New Orleans Mardi Gras to Bay County. A krewe (pronounced crew) is an organization that puts on a parade or ball for the Carnival season.

"We started this thing as local merchants and citizens. The St. Andrews area has really grown and cleaned up quite a bit since those days; it's been very successful."

This Friday and Saturday, organizers are expecting upward of 70,000 attendees at the two day festival, which will paint the small community of St. Andrews purple, green and gold.

For the last 16 years, local "krewes" have been teaming up to bring the spirit of the New Orleans Mardi Gras to Bay County. A krewe (pronounced crew) is an organization that puts on a parade or ball for the Carnival season.

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between two area krewes has since transformed into two full blown Mardi Gras festivals on separate weekends in Bay County.

"We feel like we do represent Prada Handbags Panama City, Panama City Beach and Bay County quite well," Bowdoin said. "That is something within the last five years we've been wanting to work really hard at."

Another area krewe, the Krewe of Dominique Youx, began 28 years ago in Bay Point and joined forces with the Krewe of St. Andrews in 1997 for the first Mardi Gras Parade. The Krewe of Dominique Youx led to the founding of the Krewe of St. Andrews that same year.

This Friday and Saturday, organizers are expecting upward of 70,000 attendees at the two day festival, which will paint the small community of St. Andrews purple, green and gold.

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And, he said, Mardi Gras in St. Andrews is here to stay.

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"Our mission statement is the revitalization of St. Andrews, its people and business people," Bowdoin said. "We still hold to that even though things have changed quite a bit. We're more of a social organization than we were in the beginning."

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PANAMA CITY The first St. Andrews Mardi Gras celebration in 1997 drew about 10,000 people.

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The Krewe of Dominique Youx also organizes the "Pirates of the High Seas Festival," sponsored by the Bay County Tourist Development Council and held on Columbus Day weekend.

"We focus on the two shoulder seasons," said Brooks, who noted the TDC markets the two events heavily in their popular drive markets for tourists. Brooks said Mardi Gras at the Beach is expecting between 35 and 40 vendors, 70 units in their parade and upward of 60,000 attendees if the weather is good.

Another area krewe, the Krewe of Dominique Youx, began 28 years ago in Bay Point and joined forces with the Krewe of St. Andrews in 1997 for the first Mardi Gras Parade. The Krewe of Dominique Youx led to the founding of the Krewe of St. Andrews that same year.

PANAMA CITY The first St. Andrews Mardi Gras celebration in 1997 drew about 10,000 people.

"Our mission statement is the revitalization of St. Andrews, its people and business people," Bowdoin said. "We still hold to that even though things have changed quite a bit. We're more of a social organization than we were in the beginning."

Both events also are joining forces this year with the Krewe of Massalina, the group that hosted the downtown Panama City parade for the last 14 years.

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What started out as a collaboration between two area krewes has since transformed into two full blown Mardi Gras festivals on separate weekends in Bay County.

Jeff Brooks, festival event coordinator for the Krewe of Dominique Youx, said while the Mardi Gras event at Pier Park keeps growing every year, it does not compete with the St. Andrews event. The Krewe of Massalina may even join the Pier Park event permanently, he said.

"I think, for the city as a whole, obviously it's going to be one of their largest weekends," Bowdoin said.

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