Mardi Gras Events Around Town

As anyone who has ever visited New Orleans knows, Mardi Gras is synonymous with one of the largest and most extravagant parades to traverse the city known as “The Big Easy” each year. And over the years, there have been many attempts to recreate the excitement of Mardi Gras throughout the United States, and South Florida is no exception! You’ll find opportunities to celebrate this joyous occasion both before and after the official date of Tuesday, February 21 in the year 2023, We listed just a few of the many local events inspired by the antics of this world renowned parade and carnival.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Let the good times roll!

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known as Shrove TuesdayMardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season.” – Wikipedia

Spin at Quantum Monthly Street Festival: Mardi Gras

Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Join in on the fun as the Spin Street festival celebrates Mardi Gras with a live brass band, a welcome parade with plenty of opportunities to catch coveted beads, authentic Cajun food, Hurricane cocktails, local artisans and more! The festival takes place outside Quantum Village and Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Downtown. Free admission! All ages welcome!  VIP tickets available for purchase. [Read more…]

The Wharf Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 12PM ‘Til Close

Parade on down to The Wharf Fort Lauderdale for the MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION featuring a Second Line Band, LIVE entertainment, specialty cocktails, King and Queen contest, and lots of beads! “Rose All Day” $35 bottles of Côtes de Provence Rosé (12 PM-4 PM). $14 Hurricanes all day! [RSVP and more info…]

Mardi Gras Celebration at LauderAle Brewery

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Come out in your most fashionable masks and let’s party at the Brewery, located at 3305 SW 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. Expect king cake, beer specials, and live music from the Swamp Cats! They will be taking the stage in the garden from 8-11pm! [Read more…]

Alligator Alley Native Florida Beer Garden

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Mardi Gras Mambo at Panthers Ice Den Coral Springs

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Head over to the Florida Panthers IceDen, located at 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs for a unique Mardi Gras experience this Saturday evening. Fun for the whole family activities will include Balloon Artists, Face Painters, party favors, Mardi Gras Masks & Beads and a 360 Picture Booth. Wear Mardi Gras colors and dress warm for FREE ice skating! Food trucks and 21+ beverages will be available for purchase. [More info…]

Hollywood Mardi Gras

Sunday, February 26, 2023 | 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

“Let the Good Times Roll” as Mardi Gras returns to Downtown Hollywood on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1 till 7pm. This family friendly event will feature a 2nd Line Processional, live music and entertainment, plenty of beads, artisan vendors, children’s activities such as inflatables, face painting, Children’s Doubloon Hunt at Anniversary Park and much more. The main event is taking place along Hollywood Blvd.’s business district, a few minutes walk from Arts Park. [Read more…]


  • 2:00 pm – ‘That Band’ on the Mickey Byrnes’ Stage
  • 3:00 pm – ‘Otis Cadilliac and the El Dorado’s’ on The Greek Joint Stage
  • 4:00 pm – Second Line March with The Culture Brass Band
  • 5:00 pm – ‘Otis Cadilliac and the El Dorado’s’ on The Greek Joint Stage
  • 6:00 pm – ‘That Band’ on the Mickey Byrnes’ Stage

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