2018 is officially here and it’s time to let the good times roll, or as the Cajun expression goes, “laissez les bons temps rouler”!  The Historic Heart of San Diego is shaking things up by playing host to busking performances from Circus Mafia and lots of specials in member businesses throughout the district on Saturday, February 10th and on Fat Tuesday, February 13th! So why not take in Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter for an amazing experience unlike any that came before it! Check out below to plan your magnificent celebration!

Circus Mafia

Saturday, February 10 & Fat Tuesday, February 13

Get excited! Look out for performers from Circus Mafia throughout the Gaslamp Quarter this Saturday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 13th! From jugglers to acrobats to stilt walkers and more, they will be entertaining guests throughout the district!

Saturday, February 10th: A few performers will be around the Gaslamp Quarter on Saturday from 4-5PM and then performing at the Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour at their secret after party!

Fat Tuesday, February 13th: On Fat Tuesday from 5PM-10PM, Circus Mafia buskers will be out in full force at different locations along Fourth and Fifth Avenue between K and E Street, and popping in different restaurants for surprise entertainment for guests!

Share your videos and photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by tagging us @gaslampquarter and hashtagging #GaslampQuarter!

Circus Mafia is an internationally travelling circus performance and production company, based in San Diego. With one-of-a-kind  interactive stage performances, circus workshops, themed entertainment and continuous guest entertainers, circus mafia seeks to create a memorable experience unlike any other! 

Saturday, February 10:

Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour

Don’t want to wait until Fat Tuesday to get your Mardi Gras festivities started? We have you covered! This tasting event with a NOLA touch is set to take you on a tantalizing tour of delicious Mardi Gras inspired bites and sinful sips throughout Downtown San Diego. Indulge the offerings from some of the Gaslamp Quarter’s finest hotspots all while collecting BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Tickets for this delicious self-guided stroll start at just $25!

USE CODE GQA FOR $5 OFF TICKETS AT SDMARDIGRAS.COM!

When: Saturday, February 10 1PM-5PM

Where: Check-In (Florent Restaurant and Lounge) – 672 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour

Fat Tuesday, February 13:

barleymash Barley Gras Party

Barley Gras in the #Gaslamp

No Block Party? No Problem! Fat Tuesday in the Gaslamp is unlike any other day and this year and we’re bringing the BIGGEST Party of the year to barleymash! The night will feature:

🦀 Gumbo & Shrimp Po Boys
🎷 Live Saxophonist Jason Whitmore
🍹 Special Hurricanes, Sazeracs, & Frozen Irish Coffees
🎤 Mardi Gras Karaoke @ ginger’s | 9pm
🔊 DJ Chris Cutz

No reservations required. We’ll see you soon!

When: Tuesday, February 13 7PM

Where: 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: barleymash Barley Gras Party

El Chingon Mardi Gras with GORDO

Mardi Gras is here, and there’s no better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday than with beats by DJ GORDO!

Come try out our Mardi Gras-themed Bad Ass Taco of the Month- Shrimp Po Boy! In the mood to let loose? Speciality cocktails Hurricane Becky and our custom Fat Tuesday Margarita will get you in the mood to dance!

Are you a VIP? For table and bottle service inquiries please contact: vip@elchingon.com.

When: Tuesday, February 13 8PM-2AM

Where: 560 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: El Chingon Mardi Gras with GORDO

The Smoking Gun Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

This Fat Tuesday, The Smoking Gun Presents a $25 All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil!

🍹 Hurricanes
🥃 Sazeracs
🍻 Abita Beer Specials

Fro $25, how much Crawfish do you think you can eat?

When: Tuesday, February 13 4PM

Where: 555 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: The Smoking Gun Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil

Tin Roof Fat Tuesday

$5 Hurricanes, Shrimp Po Boys & Live Music by Calphonics!

When: Tuesday, February 13 8PM

Where: 401 G Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Tin Roof Fat Tuesday

Captain Morgan’s Mardi Gras Ball at The Red Room Nightclub at Storyville

Join Captain Morgan, Ketel One Vodka, Crown Royal, Smirnoff Cocktails, and Don Julio for a Mardi Gras Ball on Fat Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 that you won’t ever forget! 

With more than 18,000 square feet of nothing but party, The Red Room Nightclub isn’t pulling any punches for this Fat Tuesday! With three brand new venues coming to the Gaslamp Quarter representing everything New Orleans, you can rest assured that there CANNOT BE ANOTHER MARDI GRAS PARTY LIKE THIS ONE ANYWHERE IN THE CITY!

Costume and Masks are not required… BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Costume Contests will be held throughout the evening so come ready to party like your really in New Orleans!

When: Tuesday, February 13 7PM

Where: 379 Fourth Avenue, Club Level | Second Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Captain Morgan’s Mardi Gras Ball at The Red Room Nightclub at Storyville

Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

Mardis Gras is right around the corner! Please join us on February 13th to try our delicious, Mardis Gras inspired menu and beverages! Make your reservation today so you don’t miss out on the fun! http://toscanacafesd.com

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 238 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Toscana Cafe & Wine Bar

All American Burgers

All American Burgers is going all out for Mardi Gras! Come enjoy the festive environment with a fun photo booth and lots of delicious food! Tag #AABMardiGras to share your pictures with us!

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 409 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: All American Burgers

Analog Fat Tuesday w/ DJ P3RC3PTION

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in Gaslamp with Analog! Doors open at 7:30pm, $1 Welcome shots for the first 100 people after 9pm! DJ P3RC3PTION will be spinning for you all night and catch a special performance by JF & Biggie Babylon.

When: Tuesday, February 13 7:30PM – 2AM

Where: 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Analog Fat Tuesday w/ DJ P3RC3PTION

Henry’s Pub Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Henry’s Pub with music by DJ Yodah and DJ Havok and drink specials!

21+| Dress up

When: Tuesday, February 13 7PM – Close

Where: 618 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Henry’s Pub Mardi Gras

Club VIP 2018 San Diego Fat Tuesday Masquerade

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter at San Diego Fat Tuesday Masquerade! For the 1st time in 20 years, enjoy a rare FREE access to party in the district! (Reason: the ticketed block party & parade is pausing in 2018 to gear up for a grander celebration on March 5 in 2019!) On this day of SINdulgence, we invite you and your krewe for a mega Masquerade presented by the most spirited bars and clubs along the famous 5th Avenue!

When: Tuesday, February 13 5PM

Where: Check-In (Analog Bar) – 801 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Club VIP 2018 San Diego Fat Tuesday Masquerade

McFadden’s Mardi Gras Weekend

Fat Tuesday Deals!

$2 Tuesday!  From 8pm-10pm enjoy house cocktails and domestic draft beers for Just $2!!

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 731 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: McFadden’s Mardi Gras Weekend

Hotel Indigo Mardi Gras 2018

Grilled Jerk Chicken, with Cajun rice & beans $16.50

Habanero Shrimp Gumbo, with Chicken, Shrimp, Spicy Sausage, Peppers, Habanero, Thyme, Onion & White Rice $13.50

Bourbon Gras-Tini, Apricot, Apple & Blackberry Infused Bourbon, Lemon, Agave & Ginger $12.50 (includes fabulous beads!)

Served in Table 509 from 11am – 10pm and Level 9 Rooftop bar from 5pm – 10pm

When: Tuesday, February 13 11AM – 10PM

Where: 509 Ninth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Hotel Indigo Mardi Gras 2018

Trailer Park After Dark

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Trailer Park After Dark with Mardi Gras related drink specials as well as music by a DJ!

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 835 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Trailer Park After Dark

Myst Lounge

Enjoy Happy Hour prices all night!!  Specials on cocktails and bites along with 20% off hookah

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 756 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: Myst Lounge

The Field Irish Pub Live Music by Eric French

Guitar slinger / songwriter rock n’ blues set off by an introspective acoustic streak.

When: Tuesday, February 13 8:30PM

Where: 544 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: The Field Irish Pub Live Music by Eric French

American Junkie

$5 all you can eat tacos/ $5 Margaritas/ $3 Coronas

When: Tuesday, February 13

Where: 628 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For More Information, Please Visit: American Junkie