If you aren’t heading to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras, no problem! There are plenty of places right here in Los Angeles where you can celebrate the festive season on Fat Tuesday, March 8. This is the time to get your grub on, drink up, and let the good times roll!
Children’s Mardi Gras
W-26 Olvera Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The historical marketplace in downtown Los Angeles will be celebrating Mardi Gras by inviting children to come down for mask decorating, live entertainment and dancing. Kids will have the chance to break a piñata and vote for a little King and Queen, who will then join in a parade down the famous Olvera Street. Call ahead to register for mask-decorating workshop.
2128 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Feliz, CA 90027
Get a taste of N’awlins cooking with a special Cajun-inspired dinner menu on Fat Tuesday, March 8. New Orleans born Chef Brandon Boudet is whipping up everything from gumbo, jambalaya and crayfish pie to muffaletta sandwiches, beignets, mini king cakes and cochon de lait po’ boys, each for $8 or less.
6301 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036
This fun outdoor market will be hosting its 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration on Fat Tuesday, March 8 with live Cajun and Zydeco music. Head down to catch Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
1609 Victory Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201
Snookies Cookies goes all out Fat Tuesday with live New Orleans music and mouth-watering Louisiana delicacies! Celebrity chef and Star of the Food Network’s “Food Truck Wars” the Rajin Cajun- Stephen Domingue is introducing the world’s only King Cake Cookies!