Fat Tuesday is next week! Just because you’re not down in The Big Easy, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Mardi Gras fun. Orange County has some great options to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit. Below are 10 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County.
Get a fresh baked King Cake
Porto’s Bakery in Buena Park is baking up traditional King Cake with cream cheese filling, only available through 3/5.
Party at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Fat Tuesday is back at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen! The fun celebration includes a crowning of the King and Queen for the day, as well as specialty menu items, mini king cakes and lots and lots of beads!
Enter a Crawfish Eating Contest
Hot N Juicy OC is bringing back their crawfish eating contest! Show up before 6pm on Tuesday, March 5th to register, or just come by anytime that evening to enjoy the drink specials! For more information, check out the events page here.
Visit Bourbon Street
Head down to Bourbon Street, Bar & Grill of course, in Downtown Fullerton for a Mardi Gras celebration with food, drinks and live music from DixieDelics and DJ Barbosa. The party begins at 4pm on March 5th.
Get some Mardi Gras inspired desserts
French’s Bakery is a great place to grab an authentic King Cake for your at-home Mardi Gras celebration. They also have delicious Mardi Gras decorated tiered cakes and cupcakes too!
Take a trip to New Orleans Square
What better place to get into the Mardi Gras spirit than New Orleans Square in Disneyland? Check out the larger-than-life decorations, grab a Mickey beignet and a mint julep and maybe even catch a performance from the Jambalaya Jazz Band!
Eat some NOLA-inspired food
Grab some authentic, live Louisiana crawfish or one of the other great Cajun combo meals from The Fire Crab in Garden Grove. No need to wait until Fat Tuesday, they have great specials every day!
Take the kids to their very own Mardi Gras party
Kids can celebrate Mardi Gras too at Pretend City in Irvine! On Tuesday, March 5th, Pretend City is hosting their own family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with fun themed activities, King Cake tasting and a Mardi Gras Parade!
Catch some beads
Head to Campus Jax for Super Fat Tuesday, featuring $5 hurricanes, delicious cajun food and live music from 6pm to 10pm on Tuesday, March 5th.
Enjoy a Mardi Gras Happy Hour
Celebrate Mardi Gras at On The Hook in Newport Beach on March 5th! Guest can enjoy Happy Hour all night long including $1 oysters, and great drink specials and try out their new Cajun Tacos!
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