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 festivities at other spots around town.
Also known as Fat Tuesday, the upcoming Mardi Gras is officially Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 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.
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, even in early March
Get yourself a purple, green and gold designer mask. You will need it since the State of Nevada requires all individuals two years of age or older to wear face coverings or masks in public, indoor areas.
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.
The perfect kick-off to Mardi Gras! Straight from Louisiana, Curley Taylor and his band, Zydeco Trouble perform a perfect blend of soulful vocals and hard driving beats to create high-energy dance music for all audiences. Curley and his band will keep everyone on their feet with their unique style of zydeco and blues. Come celebrate Mardi Gras food, drinks and one of the best bands you will find outside "the Big Easy". It's always a party when Zydeco Trouble comes to town.
Date: February 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Water Street Plaza Amphitheater, 240 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Hogs & Heifers in Downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 21 from 5pm – 8pm. Sponsored by Parrot Bay, FREE Parrot Bay Cocktail Samples will be given out, Kings Cake, Beads, Swag & Giveaways. What are you willing to do to get your Mardi Gras beads? Oh what a night it is going to be! No Cover.
Date: Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: 201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Marquee Nightclub with Justin Credible
Date: Sunday, February 19 at 10:30 p.m.
Location: Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Don't miss a special edition of NOLA Nights this coming Mardi Gras at 1923 Prohibition Bar at Mandalay Bay. Come and celebrate the spirit of the carnival season on Saturday, February 18.
The evening will feature live entertainment with burlesque dancers, Mardi Gras-inspired cocktails and live music. 1923 Prohibition Bar will also give away Mardi Gras beads and King Cake to guests. The guest who finds the baby hidden inside the cake will get a free cocktail.
Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 from 6 p.m. to Close
Where: 1923 Prohibition Bar at Mandalay Bay
1923 Prohibition Bar is a private, hidden bourbon bar located upstairs from House of Blues, adjacent to minus5 Ice Bar, inside of Mandalay Bay.
A formal aristocratic event like no other, get ready to celebrate the mystique and glam of Mardi Gras with the shimmering lights of the Las Vegas Valley. Don your best Mardi Gras inspired formal attire for a night of libations and dancing featuring festive decor, live jazz music, southern style hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and king cake.
Date/Time: Friday, February 17, 2023 | 8PM – 11PM
Where: Legacy Club at Circa Las Vegas
Admission: $150 per person Use code “Krewe20” for 20% off your ticket
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Lake Las Vegas with live music, giveaway prizes and a golf cart parade. Lake Las Vegas transforms into a grand New Orleans-style celebration the weekend before Mardi Gras. Parade goers gathered in The Village along the lake to show off their colorful outfits decked out with feathers and beads.
The Lake Las Vegas Mardi Gras celebration will take place Saturday, February 18, from 4 - 10 pm throughout The Village, located at 20 Costa Di Lago.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 4PM – 10PM
Where: Throughout The Village, located at 20 Costa Di Lago
Join the Rotary Club of Summerlin Las Vegas this Mardi Gras in Honoring Rotarian Melissa D. Kaiser (Emerald at Queensridge) on Saturday, February 25th, 2023. Enjoy a plated 3 course Cajun Style Dinner while taking in all the Fun. The night will feature a Mardi Gras Casino, Live Jazz Band and Headliner entertainment, Dancing, and Incredible Live / Silent Auctions.
With the primary mission of helping at-risk children, proceeds from this Annual Mardi Gras celebration will fund projects that will assist this population. Funds will be raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, live and silent auctions, and drawings.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 25th, 2023. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. and there is free parking
Where: JW Marriott 221 N. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV 89145
Admission: Ticketed Event
Mardi Gras will be in full swing, and the party will continue through Fat Tuesday at these Las Vegas restaurants.
Caesars Palace Forums Shops
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S. #L-23
Hawaiian Market Place
3743 S. Las Vegas Blvd #123
3663 Las Vegas Blvd S. #445
MGM Grand Las Vegas
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Venetian Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, #2505
3717 S. Las Vegas Blvd #210-A
The STRAT (Stratosphere)
2000 Las Vegas Blvd
3411 Las Vegas Blvd
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S. #119
Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
Address: 3500 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Located - half a mile from the Vegas Strip