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Mardi Gras Las Vegas 2020

Mardi Gras in Las Vegas

New Orleans may be home to the Mardi Gras, but if you can't make it to the French Quarter this coming Mardi Gras, 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 other spots around town.

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 start 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 some 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 and buffets ready to pamper your every craving, this Mardi Gras.

What is 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.

Mardi Gras Las Vegas 2020 survival tips

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 (along the Vegas Strip and the Fremont Experience - downtown) for this holiday celebration. (Must be 21 yrs or older) - metal and glass containers are banned.

Unlike the French Quarter in New Orleans, flashing for beads in Vegas on Mardi Gras is illegal and guaranteed to land you in jail.

Native New Orleanians believe it's bad luck if you pick up the beads from the floor. In Vegas, we take our chances. Grab that bead off the floor or the guy behind you certainly will.

2020 Mardi Gras Las Vegas Events

Mardi Gras at the LINQ Promenade
Mardi Gras at the LINQ Promenade

This Mardi Gras, the LINQ Promenade will transform into the Big Easy and all decked out in purple, green and gold. Join the party on Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 and let the good times roll, from 5 - 8pm.

Mardi Gras Activities:

Saturday, February 22
5 pm. Vegas Live! - A Mardi Gras style parade featuring new and upcoming Las Vegas musicians 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.
5 pm - 8pm: An evening of New Orleans Style festivities at the LINQ Promenade featuring three Las Vegas bands that will perform on the Fountain Stage. LINQ Promenade restaurants will also offer food and drink specials.

Tuesday, February 25
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the New Orleans themed strolling piano show. Guests will also receive Mardi Gras beads and masks. The last night of the Mardi Gras festival, the High Roller will be lit purple, gold and green.

The event is free and open to guests of all ages. Free

Mardi Gras at The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Mardi Gras at The Orleans

The Orleans Hotel and Casino is "Where the Good Times will Roll" this coming Mardi Gras. There's no better place than the Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday in authentic style!

FAT TUESDAY Events:

Mardi Gras Parade
The Mardi Gras Parade will feature a live Dixieland band and will wind its way through The Orleans casino floor every hour from 2:00pm - 8:00pm., with a procession of Mardi Gras Girls handing out t-shirts and beads to the crowd. The parade will come to an end at the Orleans' distinctive "Party Pit," where guests can take photos with the Mardi Gras Girls.
Mardi Gras Parades | 2:00pm - 8:00pm.

Orleans customers can try their luck on the machines with an all-day multiplier of 11x points on reels and video poker.

Hurricane Drink Special | $9 Hurricanes in a special souvenir cup | $5 Hurricanes without the souvenir cup. (Hurricane - a signature Mardi Gras cocktail that mixes savory rum with sweet fruit juice.)

Date/Time: February 25, 2020, at 2:00 pm
Where: The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
Admission: Free

Downtown Container Park Mardi Gras Specials
Downtown Container Park Mardi Gras Specials

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the open-air shopping center & entertainment venue at the Downtown Container Park beginning Friday, Feb. 21 and continuing through Tuesday, Feb. 25. Enjoy Mardi Gras food and drink specials, entertainment and deals from local small businesses. Mardi Gras music lovers can expect melodies from Jaron Brown and various local entertainers all weekend long.
Date/Time: Feb 21 2020 - Feb 25 2020
Time: All day
Admission: Free

Las Vegas Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Las Vegas Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Las Vegas at the 2020 Las Vegas Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. Organized by BBSC Endurance Running, this festive Las Vegas Run start and finish line is at Equestrian Park Trailhead. With incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip in the distance, the run course will take you along the hilly River Mountain Loop Trail.

Wear your Mardi Gras attire for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 15th, 2020
6:30am - 10:30am
Location: Equestrian Park
1200 Equestrian Drive Henderson, NV 89015
Admission: Registration fee required

Mardi Gras by Rotary Club of Summerlin Las Vegas
Mardi Gras by Rotary Club of Summerlin

Rotary Club of Summerlin Las Vegas will present its Fourth Annual Mardi Gras on February 24. With the primary mission of helping at-risk children, proceeds from its Fourth Annual Mardi Gras will fund projects that will assist this population. Funds will be raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, live and silent auctions, and drawings.

There will be a jazz band, no host bar, and a New Orleans-themed buffet. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and there is free parking

Date/Time: February 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 702-808-7743
Admission: Ticketed Event

Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Las Vegas

Starting on Friday (February 21st) Mardi Gras will be in full swing, and the party will continue through Fat Tuesday (February 25th) at these Las Vegas restaurants.

Medley Buffet at The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Mardi Gras at Medley Buffet
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - Mardi Gras lunch and dinner menu at Medley Buffet
4500 West Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111 | Medley Buffet Mardi Gras Menu
HEXX kitchen | bar at Paris Las Vegas
Mardi Gras at HEXX kitchen and Bar
Mardi Gras Brunch at HEXX kitchen
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
9:00 am 4:00 pm
Paris Las Vegas
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV, 89109
(702) 331-5100
Delmonico Steakhouse
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-3737
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
MGM Grand Las Vegas
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7374
Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen Locations
Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen - Downtown 241 W. Charleston Blvd, Ste. 101,
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 227-5652
Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen - Summerlin 1220 N Town Center Dr, (at Covington Cross Dr)
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 871-5652
Hot N Juicy Crawfish
Planet Hollywood - inside Miracle Mile Shops
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 590,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702-489-3220

4810 Spring Mountain Rd (at Frontier St),
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 891-8889

3863 Spring Mountain Rd. (at S Valley View Blvd),
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-750-2428

Henderson
9560 S. Eastern Ave. Henderson, NV 89123
702-776-3030
Spicy Crawfish
Chinatown Plaza
4255 Spring Mountain Road, Suite C100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 551-1070
Rhythm Kitchen Seafood and Steaks
6435 S Decatur Blvd (at W Sunset Rd),
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 767-8438
Urban Crawfish Station
4821 Spring Mountain Rd Ste C,
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 444-0479
Seasons Buffet at Silverton Casino Hotel
Tuesday, February 25 – Fat Tuesday Buffet
Seasons Buffet: 11am – 3pm | 4pm – 8:30pm
$17.99 with Silverton Rewards Club card
$19.99 Regular Price
(Includes Bottomless house wine and Miller Lite draft beer) | 866-722-4608
Cornerstone at Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
Mardi Gras at Cornerstone
Mardi Gras Social - Fat Tuesday Celebration at Cornerstone Classic American Steakhouse.
Enjoy 4 specially-themed cocktails and all-you-can-eat small bites.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cover: $30 plus tax | Ladies half price
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Bailiwick All American Pub + Eatery at The Orleans
Bailiwick - Mardi Gras Specials
Stop by at Bailiwick on Fat Tuesday for delicious Mardi Gras specials.
Red Beans & Rice $5, Select Beers $3
Hurricane Cocktail in a Souvenir Cup $9
Kings Cake $5 (If you find a baby in your cake, you get a mystery prize!)
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Where: The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

Las Vegas Nightclubs Mardi Gras 2020

Date Nightclub / Day Club DJ / Event
Thursday, February 20 Hakkasan Nightclub 4B
Thursday, February 20 OMNIA Nightclub OMNIA Thursday
Thursday, February 20 TAO Nightclub Ruckus
Friday, February 21 Marquee Nightclub Benny Benassi
Friday, February 21 XS Las Vegas Dillon Francis
Friday, February 21 1 OAK Las Vegas DJ Dash
Friday, February 21 JEWEL Nightclub DJ Scooter
Friday, February 21 LIGHT Nightclub E-40
Friday, February 21 Drai's Nightclub Fabolous
Friday, February 21 TAO Nightclub Four Color Zack
Friday, February 21 Hakkasan Nightclub Party Favor
Friday, February 21 OMNIA Nightclub Zedd
Saturday, February 22 JEWEL Nightclub DJ Drama
Saturday, February 22 TAO Nightclub Justin Credible
Saturday, February 22 OMNIA Nightclub Loud Luxury
Saturday, February 22 Drai's Nightclub Migos
Saturday, February 22 Marquee Nightclub Mustard
Saturday, February 22 LIGHT Nightclub Paul Wall
Saturday, February 22 Hakkasan Nightclub Steve Aoki
Saturday, February 22 XS Las Vegas The Chainsmokers
Saturday, February 22 1 OAK Las Vegas Wellman
Sunday, February 23 Drai's Nightclub DJ Franzen
Sunday, February 23 Hakkasan Nightclub DJ Spider
Sunday, February 23 XS Las Vegas Elephante
Sunday, February 23 OMNIA Nightclub OMNIA Sunday
Monday, February 24 JEWEL Nightclub DJ Shift
Monday, February 24 Marquee Nightclub Mustard
Tuesday, February 25 OMNIA Nightclub Party Favor
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Fat Tuesday frozen daiquiris Las Vegas locations

Fat Tuesday
Caesars Palace Forums Shops
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S. #L-23
(702) 369-3265

Hawaiian Market Place
3743 S. Las Vegas Blvd #123

Planet Hollywood
3663 Las Vegas Blvd S. #445
(702) 735-0121

MGM Grand Las Vegas
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S.
(702) 891-9600

Fat Tuesday
Venetian Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, #2505
(702) 906-2134

Harmon Corner
3717 S. Las Vegas Blvd #210-A
(702) 749-6795

The STRAT (Stratosphere)
2000 Las Vegas Blvd
(702) 366-1596

Casino Royale
3411 Las Vegas Blvd

Fat Tuesday
Mandalay Bay
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S. #119
(702) 597-2696

Fat Tuesdays Las Vegas

Mardi Gras Themed Hotels Las Vegas

The Orleans Hotel & Casino

The Orleans Hotel and Casino
4500 West Tropicana Ave,
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Phone: 702-365-7111
Toll Free: 800-ORLEANS (800-675-3267)
Located just minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip

Harrah's Las Vegas

Harrah's Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 214-9110
On the Vegas strip - across from Caesars Palace

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Rio All-Suite Casino Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(866) 746-7671
Located - One block west on Flamingo Road (just off of I-15.)

Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino

Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
Address: 3500 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702-731-2020
Located - half a mile from the Vegas Strip

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