Join the Conde Explorers

Conde Explorers membership is reasonably priced, and you can get on a float without waiting for years.. The ball is laid-back, with no tableaux or call-outs—we eat, drink, and dance. That’s it. Conde Explorers is inclusive. Membership is not limited by gender or religion or skin color or sexual orientation or who your granddaddy was. We show our children what “One Mobile” looks like.

Interested but you still have questions?

No problem. We are so convinced you’re gonna have the time of your life that we put all the details (what a car salesman might call the “fine print”) on this page. There are lots of Mardi Gras organizations in Mobile, but the Conde Explorers are unique. We are a fun group of people and we want to get to know you!

We welcome all members, period!

Because we are integrated by gender as well as race, couples can ride together. Our ball is open and we do not make our guests sit through callouts. Come to a meeting and check us out.

Come Meet Us

The best way to get a feel for our group is to come to one of our meetings. The most appealing thing about our organization is the welcome we extend to all. There are no waiting lists to be a float rider, and many out-of-towners fly in for the weekend to throw beads and party at the ball. There is no need to wait to be invited to join—just jump right into things.

We meet at 5 pm on on the third Sunday each month from September to January, with extra meetings as Mardi Gras approaches. Join us in Stirling Hall behind All Saints Episcopal Church in Midtown. Click the contact us link for a map. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Are you ready to be a Conde Explorer?

Download and print an application and bring it to a meeting with a check for your dues. If you have more questions, call president Terrence Bridges at (251) 689-1471 or email