It’s Mardi Gras season, and you know what means — it’s time to have some fun at parades and parties all across the city! This year, there are numerous Mardi Gras events in Boston, ranging from family-friendly to adults-only celebrations.
Here are our top picks for celebrating Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday in Boston:
Mardi Gras Parade at Faneuil Hall
Tuesday, February 25, 12-2 pm
Head to Faneuil Hill Marketplace for live music and a parade New Orleans style! Restaurants around the Hall will be offering Mardi Gras themed food and drink specials to those who bring in beads (distributed outdoors as the band plays.
Fat Tuesday at Sweet Cheeks
Tuesday, February 25, 5 pm
Sweet Cheeks is bringing the Big Easy to Beantown with a $45 Fat Tuesday crawfish boil, featuring crawfish, Gulf shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, gumbo, king cake, and more.
Fat Tuesday Louisiana Line Dancin’ Party
Tuesday, February 25, 8-11 pm
Dust off your dancing shoes and head to Loretta’s Last Call (1 Lansdown St.) for a true Fat Tuesday party. There will be free line dancing lessons starting at 8 pm, beads and favors for the dancers, a Mardi Gras cocktail list, and a full dinner menu. Event is for 21 and up only.
Mardi Gras at South Street Diner
Tuesday, February 25, 11 am – 11 pm
This all-day Mardi Gras celebration will bring New Orleans to the South Street Diner with an all-you-can-eat jambalaya feast for $6 along with a full Louisiana-style menu that includes Po Boys, Alligator Sausage, Fried Frog’s Legs, and more.
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration in Harvard Square
Tuesday, February 25, 5 pm – Midnight
The BT Second Line Band brings the party with funky-jazzy musical stylings to Beat Brew Hall (13 Brattle St., Cambridge) Drink and eat from a special New Orleans Mardi Gras themed menu.
Snowport Winter Village Mardi Gras Celebration
Tuesday, February 25, 4-10 pm
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Snowport Winter Village with Mardi Gras beads, authentic King’s Cake, and fun for the whole family.
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