You don’t have to head down to New Orleans in order to be able to enjoy Mardi Gras celebrations. You can celebrate with festive parades, drinks, food and jazz music in DFW. You can make a fun mask, enjoy good food and get some beads without having to travel outside your own neighborhood. Try to get the baby in a slice of king cake. These are some of the best Mardi Gras events in the DFW area.
Mardi Gras Texas Style
1010 First Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 679-2671
www.mardigrasdfw.comDate: Feb. 21, 2015 at 12:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Texas Style will be celebrating its 14th year in DFW this year. This music festival takes place on the grounds of the State Fair and includes all the food and fun that a Mardi Gras celebration needs. Twenty-eight country music acts will come together on five different stages. If you are looking for the VIP experience, you will be able to purchase tickets and enjoy cocktail service and exclusive acoustic sets in the Pavilion.

Mardi Gras Festival And Parade
1500 Marilla
Dallas, TX 75201
(972) 679-2671
www.visitdallas.comDate: Feb. 17, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m.

If you can’t get down to the ‘Big Easy’ for Mardi Gras, you should join this celebration right here in Dallas. The food choices will include New Orleans favorites like beignets, gumbo, jambalaya and the opportunity to find the baby in a slice of Mardi Gras king cake. You don’t have to purchase tickets so you only pay if you visit vendor booths. There will be a parade with lots of festive floats and then you will have the opportunity to enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Lake Dallas Mardi Gras
212 Main St.
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
(940) 497-2226
www.lakedallas.comDate: Feb. 17, 2015 at 5 p.m.

When people think of Mardi Gras, they think of good music, delicious food and fun parades. The whole area is covered in greens, golds and purples and beads are being given away. At this 10th annual Mardi Gras celebration in Lake Dallas, you won’t have to pay admission and there is a lot of celebrating to be had. The N’awlins Gumbo Kings will be the headliners for the night’s entertainment and food vendors will be selling all kinds of yummy treats. There will also be a few contests including a crawfish eating contest, youth mask contest, and a parade and float contest.

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Social House Mardi Gras Celebration
2708 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 999-0046
www.socialhouseuptown.comDate: March 4, 2015 at 4 p.m.

Social House in Uptown will be hosting one of the most fun parties to celebrate Mardi Gras. You can start the night off with some free party favors to help you celebrate. The food that will be featured that night includes crawfish pasta, etouffee and jambalaya. Drinks being featured include hurricanes and Abita beer. DJ MJ will be spinning from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will be there to help keep the party going all night long.

Humperdink’s Fat Tuesday Celebration
3820 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 484-3051
www.humperdinks.comDate: Feb. 12, 2015

Humperdink’s will be celebrating by offering food and drink specials all day. The food specials include a cajun burger and blackened tilapia. For drink specials, specific draft pints will be only $2.99. If you’re looking for a more traditional drink, have yourself a hurricane. Special shots and Abita bottles will also be discounted. This is a great place to go if you’re looking to celebrate the food and drink portion of the traditional Mardi Gras.

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