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 Weekend Celebration at American Social
Feb. 21 – 25, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Set aside the whole weekend for Mardi Gras at American Social! Enjoy Bourbon Street without even leaving the 813. AmSo will have food and drink specials including Hurricanes, Abita Purple Haze, and Oyster Po Boys! There will be live music, and so much more. Check out the full list of specials!
Busch Gardens Mardi Gras
Feb. 22-23, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Head on over to Busch Gardens Tampa for a Mardi Gras event like no other in the bay! Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, live music and more at the Moroccan Palace Plaza. You’ll even get an opportunity to collect some beads while you enjoy the New Orleans street performers. Food-wise, enjoy shrimp po’boys, jambalaya, beignets, cupcakes, and more. For drinking, enjoy hurricanes and Busch Garden’s Mardi Gras Kiss. You won’t want to miss this!
Mardi Gras VIP Experience
Feb. 22, 12 p.m.
Head over to downtown Dunedin for a VIP Mardi Gras Experience! Here, enjoy beads, a VIP lounge, unlimited beer and wine, craft cocktails and more. On the menu, enjoy jambalaya, hush puppies, shrimp grits, and more. Don’t miss it!
Mardi Gras in the Yard
Feb. 25, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Head on down to Yard of Ale SoHo and celebrate Fat Tuesday! Party like you’re on Bourbon Street and enjoy it! Don’t miss this awesome event.
Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Feb. 25, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come on out to Goody Goody burgers on Fat Tuesday for a Pancake Dinner special! This is the final day before Lent so enjoy all of the rich, indulgence that is butter, milk, sugar, and eggs. This is actually a homage to the tradition of indulgence by eating pancakes the day before Lent. SO, come on out, order a stack, and enjoy.
MacDinton’s Mardi Gras
Feb. 25, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
MacDinton’s is also partaking in the Mardi Gras Celebration! Come out on Fat Tuesday and drink the night away….Nola style!
Mardi Gras 2020 at Cajun Café on the Bayou
Feb. 25, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Reserve your spot NOW at the Cajun Café on the Bayou in Pinellas Park! Celebrate Fat Tuesday here!
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday at The Blue Note
Feb. 25, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Party the night away at The Blue Note in Tampa this Fat Tuesday! Gather beads, music, drink specials and more. The best part? The cover is only $5!
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party sponsored by Jack Daniels
Feb. 25, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Head over to Big Easy in Tampa for a Fat Tuesday party like none other! At this event, enjoy live music, Nola inspired food, drinks, burlesque performances, raffles, and more! Plus, there’s no entry fee!
3 Daughters Brewing Fat Tuesday and Crawfish Boil
Feb. 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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, too.
Whether you celebrate Mardi Gras or not, there are plenty of awesome local events to celebrate this year! Check them out!