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”!  So why not take in Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter!  The Historic Heart of San Diego is shaking things up by playing host to the  Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads Bites and Booze Tour on Saturday February 10th and then a February 13th Fat Tuesday extravaganza unlike any that came before it!

Start your Mardi-party in the true fashion of eating, drinking, and merrymaking with a tantalizing tour on Saturday, February 10th, from 1pm-5pm. The Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour is back so grab your crew and indulge in this holiday-inspired tasting tour filled with 20 delicious bites and 20 Mardi Gras-inspired sips throughout the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Tickets for the Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour start at just $25 and $30 on the day of the event! If you use promo code GQA you can get $5 off your ticket price!! Attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID. For more information on participating venues or to purchase tickets, visit sdmardigras.com

Then, just a few days later, on Fat Tuesday, February 13th, businesses throughout the 16 ½ block historic district will keep the Mardi Party vibe going with decorated patios and storefronts, hosting live bands, entertainment and offering food and drink inspired by the Bayou’s biggest day.  To keep the good times rolling, The Gaslamp Quarter Association has partnered with “Circus Mafia” so that Mardi Gras revelers on both Saturday and Tuesday evening get a chance to enjoy stilt walkers, acrobats, and visual artists in different niches of fifth Ave.  Whether it’s low-key sophistication, swanky luxury or a high energy dance party, the Gaslamp Quarter caters to them all!  For a complete listing of Mardi Gras inspired events in our neighborhood’s venues  go to www.gaslamp.org starting on February 9th.