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San Diego’s nationally recognized Mardi Gras celebration will be bringing over-the-top floats, live music, experiential entertainment, DJ’s, BEADS and
vivacious energy to San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter on FAT TUESDAY, February 28th, 2017 from 5:00 PM to midnight. Celebrate with over 20,000 revelers at one of the biggest Mardi Gras parade festivals West of New Orleans!

The 2017 San Diego Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade & Celebration will be one for the books with the most extravagant parade we have offered in 23 years – More confetti, more dancers, and more BEADS than ever before! The streets will erupt with music and cheering crowds calling for as the parade kicks-off featuring awesome floats, stilt walkers, eye-candy cars, performers, sexy samba dancers. Be sure to catch the huge finale of the parade as the spectacular final float parks and becomes the roaring stage for the rest of the night.

In addition to our three stages, this year we are taking the party into your favorite Gaslamp hotspot restaurants and bars featuring entertainment, food, drinks, dancing and more! Mardi Gras party hubs will pop up throughout every block of the Gaslamp to keep your thirst quenched and the party going. Tickets to the Mardi Gras festivities start at only $25 for General Admission and $70 for VIP though January 27th! Upgrade your Mardi Gras experience by going VIP for an exclusive night on the town complete with VIP entry, 4 complementary drinks, $1 off drinks at the VIP Lounge Bar, access to the exclusive VIP Lounge & Stage, VIP Restrooms, and VIP Parade Viewing!

Don’t want to wait until Fat Tuesday to get your Mardi Gras festivities started? We have you covered with the Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour on February 25th from 1-5pm! This tasting event with a NOLA is set to take you on a tantelizing tour of delicious Mardi Gras inspired bites and sinful sips throughout Downtown San Diego. Indulge the offerings from 20 hotspots all while collecting BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Tickets for this delicious self guided stroll start at just $25!