Many cities across the United States celebrate Mardi Gras by partaking in drinks and Cajun food. The tradition of Mardi Gras in strong in the US since the French and Catholics communities arrived in Alabama. Regardless of what city you choose to enjoy the festivities, you’re sure to enjoy over the top parades, costumes, amazing food, and plenty of beverages. The World’s Largest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will not disappoint, crawlers will be dressed for the celebration, restaurants will have great food choices, and plenty of drinks try. In this week’s blog, we will highlight cities across the US that will also be celebrating Mardi Gras in full force.
New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s no secret that New Orleans is known for its Mardi Gras. Thousands of people head to New Orleans to watch the Mardi Gras parades, listen to live music, and drink the night away. The party lasts about 2 weeks in New Orleans with something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re planning on heading to New Orleans do your research on what parades and parties that most interest you. This will ensure you don’t show up at the wrong type of party.
In 1703 the first Mardi Gras celebration that is known was in Mobile. Like New Orleans, they start the carnival celebration two weeks prior to Fat Tuesday. The streets of Mobile with be lined with bands, dancers, and performers of all kinds. If you decide Mobile is a place you would like to check out for Mardi Gras, check out the Carnival Museum that is dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile.
We all know Texas likes to do things big! The Mardi Gras celebration in Galveston keeps with that statement. With floats, food, and music the Galveston celebration is one of the most famous events in the country.
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis boasts that they have the best Mardi Gras event outside of New Orleans. They might be right, Soulard is the place to be during Mardi Gras. With lavish balls and parades throughout St. Louis, you have your choice of where you would like to go. The restaurants in St. Louis are fantastic so expect to have a great time with great cuisine while attending Mardi Gras in St. Louis.
Universal Studio goes all out for 50 days for Mardi Gras with a parade and performers every night. There will be headliners for visitors to enjoy at the large concerts they will have at Universal.
Have you ever seen a parade held at night? At Pensacola, the city has two parades and one of them is held in the evening, the floats that have lights all over them. The parade that is held during the day is also extravagant with costumes that are sure to impress.
As you can see Mardi Gras parties will be held all of the country, however the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in the largest in the world. Mark your calendars for a great winter event at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will be February 8, 2020, this year. To keep up to date on all the details follow our social media, check our website, or sign up for our text alerts.
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