Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration

February 25th & 28th, 2017 | Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101

Bigger. Better. Bead-er? It’s true! In 2017 we are pulling out all the stops to make the world famous Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras even bigger and better than our past 23 years combined!

Saturday, February 25th | NEW! The Big Easy Booze & Bites 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 (New Orleans, Louisianna) twist is our newest Mardi Gras offering for 2017.  The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour is set to take you on a tantelizing tour of delicious Mardi Gras inspired bites and sinful sips throughout Downtown San Diego. Indulge in the offerings from 20 hotspots all while collecting BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Collect 10 beads and head over to check-in to receive your exclusive VIP beads which will grant you access into the secret rooftop afterparty. Tickets for this delicious self guided stroll start at just $25!

1PM – 5PM | $25 Pre-Purchase | $30 Day-Of

FAT Tuesday, February 28th | Gaslamp Quarter Masquerade Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration

There Are Only 52 Tuesdays in 2017 – Don’t Miss the Biggest One of Them All! San Diego’s nationally recognized Mardi Gras celebration is back on FAT TUESDAY, February 28th for another epic night of BEADS, music, and live entertainment along with the BIGGEST Mardi Gras parade we have had in the past 23 years! More confetti, more dancers, and more BEADS than ever before!  The streets will erupt with music and cheering when the parade kicks-off Tuesday night featuring floats, stilt walkers, tricked out cars, performers, and sexy samba dancers.

In additon to our three stages, Mardi Gras party hubs filled with drinks and food will pop up throughout every block of the Gaslamp Quarter. Upgrade your Mardi Gras experience by going VIP for an exclusive night  on the town complete with VIP entry, 7 complementary drinks, $1 off drinks at the VIP Lounge Bar, access to the Exclusive VIP Lounge & Stage, VIP Restrooms, and VIP Parade Viewing!

5PM – Midnight | 21+ | $30 for General Admission | $80 for VIP though February 13th 

San Diego Mardi Gras benefits the development and preservation of Downtown San Diego through its partnership with the The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 619-233-5008.

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