The Dallas Farmers Market kicks it all off with Cajun-themed fun including food and beer specials plus live jazz entertainment (best of all they won’t make you pay a $1 for the bathroom).
It’s Mardi Gras done Texas country-style with a one-day music festival featuring 20 bands, five stages and a lot of fun at Fair Park in Dallas.
Here in the OC they know how to do Mardi Gras with a ball at the Kessler followed by a town-wide parade the next day. Tickets to this Oak Cliff bash include all the Etoufee, red beans and rice you can handle plus King’s Cake for one amazing night with the Kickin’ Brass Band.
This Mardi Gras party gets an ARTsy twist as it benefits the Arlington Arts League complete with musical entertainment, auction and a raffle at the Arlington Women’s Club.
Go undercover while getting dolled up for Dallas’ grandest Mardi Gras celebration, “Dallas Mardi Gras, A Whimsical Wonderland.” Join Tony Dorsett in your finest threads for an off-the-charts gala supporting “City Square” at Fashion Industry Gallery.
Is your crew less fancy and more the four-legged type? McKinney is calling your name, where Fido is the center of attention showing off in costumes for the parade, run and festival that’s a howling good time for the whole family.
The Bishop Arts goes all green, gold and purple for a parade down Davis with participants from the whole community. Get a spot early and get ready to be beaded!
Head to the lake on Fat Tuesday for what all Cajuns would be doing that day: donning a mask, listening to jazz, watching the parade and eating crawfish with N’Awlins Gumbo Kings performing!
There are plenty of places in the Metroplex to enjoy a good hurricane during the season (Pappadeux’s and Razzoo’s will never let you down), but if you want a REAL DEAL of a Mardi Gras, go see Nate in Addison. You can join them for their 31st Annual Mardi Gras Party on February 13 for a whole day of live music and great food starting at 10 a.m.
Featured Image of Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade, Courtesy: Facebook, Go Oak Cliff