Mardi Gras is approaching, friends! In just a few short days, the celebrations will kick off in Tampa Bay and around the country. If you’re local to the Tampa area and aren’t sure where or how to celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, you’re in luck! We’re listing the local Mardi Gras events you should attend this year. Check them out!
Mardi Gras Events in Tampa
January 14-March 5 (select dates)
Head on over to Busch Gardens Tampa for a Mardi Gras event like no other in the bay! Inspired by the vibrant colors and delectable flavors of New Orleans’ biggest celebration, Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will transport guests to a festive realm of bayou-inspired fanfare.
Enjoy Cajun inspired culinary delights, a lively parade with new festive characters, multicolored beads, an authentic brass band playing live and spirited entertainment offerings for the entire family. Mardi Gras is included with daily park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Cards.
Saturday, February 18 from 2pm-10pm
Enjoy music, entertainment, DJs, giveaways, and more at Parks & Rec St. Pete!
$15 per person.
Saturday, February 18, 2pm
Featuring a second line brass band with an elevated circus show that will fill out the venue before it pours out onto Central Ave.
$15 per person
Sunday, February 19, 9pm
Mardi Gras-themed dance party with sound and lights and two dance floors
$10 per person
Saturday, February 25, 1-4pm
Enjoy live. music and all you can eat crawfish in the gorgous, shaded beer garden at Bayboro Brewing.
Tuesday, February 21, 5pm
Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen, Brandon
Celebrate Mardi Gras with an “Out of This World” block party!
Saturday, February 18, 2-11pm
Head over to downtown Dunedin for a Mardi Gras Experience! Enjoy beads and a parade featuring more than 50 floats, along with food and drink vendors and live music. Upgrade to the VIP experience for all you can eat food, open bar, the best parade views and private covered seating. The parade begins at 7 but the party is all day long.
Free to attend, $150 for VIP
Tuesday, February 21
Check out 3 Daughters Brewing’s take on Fat Tuesday! Come on out to St. Pete and partake in a delicious crawfish boil! Enjoy all you can eat crawfish, sausage, potatoes, corn, onions, mac-n-cheese, and a king cake! Tickets also include 2-beverage tickets, and a souvenir cup. Expect live music and all the crawfish you can peel.
Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil at The Top
Tuesday, February 21 4-10pm
Partake in a crawfish boil, live music, king cake and cocktails at The Top at Tierra Verde Residence Inn. Ticket price includes one platter of crawfish, king cake and one draft beer.