Mardi Gras, a time-honored tradition celebrated worldwide, brings its vibrant spirit to Arlington, Virginia! This February, the community comes alive with an array of events that promise fun, food, and festivity, embodying the true essence of "laissez les bons temps rouler" – letting the good times roll. Whether you're a Mardi Gras veteran or new to the carnival scene, Arlington's lineup offers something for everyone.
Ragtime's Mardi Gras Bash
Dive into the heart of New Orleans at Ragtime's Mardi Gras celebration. With live music from Rogue Johnsen, indulge in a Cajun culinary adventure featuring jambalaya, gumbo, and traditional King Cake. Set for February 13th, from 7 PM to 11 PM, this event promises a night filled with rhythm, flavors, and Mardi Gras magic.
Bayou Bakery's Day-Long Festivities
Chef David Guas brings a slice of his New Orleans heritage to Arlington with Bayou Bakery's Mardi Gras bash. Starting at 7 AM, enjoy authentic dishes and by evening, get ready for the Mardi Pardi with live music and signature Big Easy drinks. Don't miss this chance to experience the soul of Mardi Gras from morning till night on February 13th. Check out their special offerings here.
LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras Happy Hour at Freddie's
Celebrate diversity and inclusivity at the LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras Happy Hour hosted by Go Gay DC at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant on February 13th, from 6 - 7 PM. Wear your festive best or come in casual beach attire, mingle, and contribute to a good cause by bringing nonperishable items for AFAC.
Clarendon's Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Transforming Clarendon into Bourbon Street, the Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on February 17th, from 3 - 10 PM, is an event not to be missed. Enjoy drink specials, delicious New Orleans-style food, and live entertainment as you hop from one venue to another in extravagant Mardi Gras attire. Get your tickets here and join the ultimate Fat Tuesday party.
Arlington's Mardi Gras events reflect the community's rich diversity and spirit of celebration. From mouthwatering culinary delights to lively music and dance, there's no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the Mardi Gras experience. Gather your friends, don your most colorful costumes, and be part of this unforgettable carnival extravaganza in Arlington!
Join the Festivities
Whether you're savoring a slice of King Cake, dancing to jazzy tunes, or simply enjoying the company of friends and neighbors, these events offer a unique opportunity to connect and celebrate life's joyful moments. So, mark your calendars and be ready to make some unforgettable memories this Mardi Gras season in Arlington!