New Orleans may be home to the Mardi Gras, but if you can't make it to the French Quarter this coming year, Las Vegas is the place to be for a few nights of music and fun, New Orleans' style!.
Dress up in purple, green and gold and make plans to experience Party Gras on the Vegas strip or the Mardi Gras festivites at Lake Las Vegas. Also known as Fat Tuesday, the upcoming Mardi Gras is officially Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, but like everything else, Vegas will be stretching the season of celebration out a bit and starting the Las Vegas Mardi Gras festivities on Friday.
So come on down, grab some beads and celebrate Mardi Gras in Las Vegas with New Orleans Style festivities that feature live brass band, specialty themed cocktails and drink specials all weekend long.
At most Las Vegas restaurant and bars, get into the spirit with the Southern hospitality made with Southern Comfort, watermelon liquor and Red Bull or Malibu Dreams made with Malibu Rum and pineapple juice topped with whipped cream. Then enjoy exquisite good ol' Southern cooking in Las Vegas this Mardi Gras. Whatever your palate's craving, Chicken Gumbo, Jambalaya, Crawfish, Seafood Étouffée, Red Beans and Rice, Dirty Rice, Shrimp Creole, Stuffed Peppers, Pecan Chicken, Blackened Turkey Cutlets, Beignets, Muffalettas, Bread Pudding, King Cake, or Pecan Tarts, below you will find a list of Las Vegas restaurants ready to pamper your every craving, this Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is actually French for Fat Tuesday and it always falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday—also the first day of the season of Lent. It is common practice to indulge in rich, decadent foods the day before Lent's 40 days of ritual fasting begins—hence Fat Tuesday.
Dress warm. Las Vegas is a desert and it gets very cold at night, in February
Don't be afraid to sip your favorite drink as you go - alcohol is allowed to be consumed on the streets for this holiday celebration. (Must be 21 yrs or older) - metal and glass containers are banned.
This Mardi Gras, the LINQ Promenade will transform into the Big Easy and all decked out in purple, green and gold. Join the party and let the good times roll, March 2 - 5 from 6 - 9pm.Free
Mardi Gras Activities:
6 pm. - A Mardi Gras style parade to kick off the festivities. Join a live brass band and king and queen from the Strip down The LINQ Promenade to the fountain stage.
6 pm - 9pm: An evening of New Orleans Style festivities at the LINQ Promenade featuring a live brass band. Guests will also receive Mardi Gras beads and masks.
6 pm - 9pm: LINQ Promenade restaurants will offer food and drink specials.
Tuesday March 5th - the last night of the Mardi Gras festival, the High Roller will be lit purple, gold and green.
Celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras on March 5th at New York – New York and The Park. Start the evening by watching or be a part of a themed parade featuring larger than life stilt walkers, second line band, and a dazzling assortment of other characters. This parade starts sharp at 4 p.m. at the Front Desk at New York – New York and leads you through the casino out to Brooklyn Bridge and around to The Park.
The party continues at The Park with themed décor, live entertainment and a DJ. Also on hand will be face painters and caricature artists to capture all your excitement. Be sure to catch some beads in all sorts of colors.
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 5
Parade - 4:00 pm
Celebration at the park – 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the ReBar on Main Street in the Downtown Arts District. Participate in the annual Mini Mardi Gras Parade and costume contest. There will be prizes for the best & worst costumes and mini floats.Date/Time: Fat Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00 pm
Don't miss Season's Grocery Mardi Gras Festival at Lake Las Vegas. This free event offers local residents and visitors a classic Mardi Gras experience with fun and games for the entire family. Seasons / Sonrisa Grill Mardi Gras Festival and Carnival will feature:
12pm - 5pm - Old fashioned carnival games, prizes for kids and adults of all ages, live music and street performers, delicious New Orleans-Style food vendor booths & Mardi Gras activities for the whole family. Free
5:00 pm - WestCoast Moke is back to celebrate Mardi Gras
Marching Band and Stilt Walkers
Awards for the best decorated Golf Carts
Mardi Gras Golf Cart Parade and Lake Las Vegas Live
7:00 pm - Official Masquerade Ball at Sonrisa Grill
Date/Time: March 2 from 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Seasons Grocery, 20 Costa Di Lago #120, Henderson, NV 89011
Starting on Friday (March 2) Mardi Gras will be in full swing, and the party will continue through Fat Tuesday (March 5) at these Las Vegas restaurants.
Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
Address: 3500 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Located - half a mile from the Vegas Strip
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