Downtown Perry held its third "First Friday" event Friday night, and it was Mardi Gras themed.
Carroll Street was blocked off, and beads, masks, and the smell of beignets filled the air.
People brought their pets out and participated in "MardiGrowl," dogs were dressed up in purple, green, and yellow to celebrate.
Joan Couch says she's lived in Perry her entire life and hopes the event draws people to the city.
"It is a great town and anything they can do to get people to come downtown is a good thing," says Couch.