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, March 1, 2022, 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 2022 Mardi Gras Las Vegas Events are coming soon....
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 and let the good times roll, from 5 - 8pm.
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.
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
Celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras 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.
Parade - 4:00 pm
Celebration at the park – 4:30 pm – 12:00 am
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!
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.)
Where: The Orleans Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
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.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Las Vegas at the 2022 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.
Location: Equestrian Park
1200 Equestrian Drive Henderson, NV 89015
Admission: Registration fee required
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: TBA
Mardi Gras will be in full swing, and the party will continue through Fat Tuesday at these Las Vegas restaurants.
|Date||Nightclub / Day Club||DJ / Event|
|Thursday, February 24||Hakkasan Nightclub||TBA|
|Thursday, February 24||OMNIA Nightclub||TBA|
|Thursday, February 24||TAO Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||Marquee Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||XS Las Vegas||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||JEWEL Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||LIGHT Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||Drai's Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||TAO Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||Hakkasan Nightclub||TBA|
|Friday, February 25||OMNIA Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||JEWEL Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||TAO Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||OMNIA Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||Drai's Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||Marquee Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||LIGHT Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||Hakkasan Nightclub||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||XS Las Vegas||TBA|
|Saturday, February 26||1 OAK Las Vegas||TBA|
|Sunday, February 27||Drai's Nightclub||TBA|
|Sunday, February 27||Hakkasan Nightclub||TBA|
|Sunday, February 27||XS Las Vegas||TBA|
|Sunday, February 27||OMNIA Nightclub||TBA|
|Monday, February 28||JEWEL Nightclub||TBA|
|Monday, February 28||Marquee Nightclub||TBA|
|Tuesday, March 1||OMNIA Nightclub||TBA|
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Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
Address: 3500 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Located - half a mile from the Vegas Strip