ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 20,000 people were in downtown Albany for Saturday night's Mardi Gras Street Festival.
Today workers were busy cleaning up the downtown area. Festivities wrapped up at 8:30 this year instead of midnight. Organizers wanted to avoid bad weather and save money.
"The last two years we've had some bad weather which reduced our attendance which reduced, our money," said Phil Cannon, Festival Founder/Organizer. "We had to figure out a way to recoup that money."
"It's thousands of dollars in just security cost, electrical cost, support cost, all of the things that we have to do to put on and it also helps our vendors," said Tommy Gregors, Event Organizer.
This year was the 14th annual Mardi Gras Street Festival. Organizers say all of the proceeds go back into organizing next year's event.