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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2012 - Events

Family Gras
Friday, February 10th - Sunday, February 12th
Veterans at Severn in Metairie

The free festival happens on the neutral ground across from Lakeside Mall along with the parking lots on the other side of Veterans.  

Headliners this year include Hot Chelle Rae!  Plus the band featuring Cory Monteith (Finn from "Glee") Bonnie Dune, The Downtown Fiction, Amanda Shaw, SafetySuit, Cowboy Mouth and more!  The event is free.  Details here

Saturday, February 11th, 10pm-2am
New Orleans Marriott Convention Center

After parade party for the Krewe of Pygmalion with live music from The Topcats and Groovy 7.  General admission tickets are $25.00, VIP Passes are $75.00 (includes food & open bar), children VIP Passes $40.00.   Details here

Free Concerts
February 16th - 20th
Howlin' Wolf in the Warehouse District

Rebirth Brass Band & Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk all performing free shows courtesy of Miller & Coors!   Details here

Endymion Samedi Gras Festival
Saturday, February 18th, Noon
Orleans Avenue (at Olympia) in Mid-City

Performances from: The Topcats, Category 6 and The Bucktown All Stars!
Grand Marshals Anderson Cooper and Adam Levine (from Maroon 5) will arrive at approx 3:15pm to address the crowds.  Endymion rolls at 4:30.  Free event.  More details


Bacchus Bash
Sunday, February 19th, 12n-8pm
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr in the Warehouse District

A new location this year for the all-day party with The Topcats, Chee Weez, Kung Fu Pineapple and The Burgundy Collective.  Free and open to the public (VIP Grandstand tickets are aprpox $100 and include food, bar, restrooms).   Details here

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Zulu's Lundi Gras Festival
Monday, February 20th, 10:30am-5pm
Woldenberg Park, Canal St and the River

Live music all day before the meeting of Rex and Zulu.  Details here

Monday, March 7th
Convention Center

This year's headliners are Cyndi Lauper and Brett Michaels (Poison).  They'll be joined with the other celebrity monarchs for the parade; Harry Connick Jr, Hillary Swank, Mariska Hargitay, Walton & Johnson, Jonathan Silverman & more.  The post-parade ball is open to everyone with tickets available for $145.  Details here

Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws
Sunday, February 26th, 2pm
Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville

The Mardi Gras "Walking Parade" features canines and their families in costume. Last year's event proved to be a highlight of the carnival season for adults and children alike. Come out to the Mandeville Lakefront to experience thus fun-filled family event  This year's theme is "Bark in Time."  Registration benefits 3 Northshore charities.  Details here

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