Category: Mardi Gras

10 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in OC!

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!

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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!

 

10 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County

  1. Enter a Crawfish Eating Contest
    Hot N Juicy Crawfish in Fountain Valley is hosting their annual Crawfish Eating Contest and Mardi Celebration Tuesday 2/13. There are prizes for the top 3 contestants…what do they win? More crawfish!
    http://bit.ly/2BSTGph
  2. Party at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
    Ralph Brennan’s in Downtown Disney celebrates Mardi Gras, Tuesday 2/13, with New Orleans cuisine, live jazz music, costume contest, mini King Cakes and more.
    http://bit.ly/2EX4UYx
  3. Visit Bourbon Street
    Well, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill in Downtown Fullerton, that is! Their Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday 2/13 starts at 11am and includes live music from the Dixiedelics Jazz Band.
    http://bit.ly/2o3tE9Q
  4. 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 2/13.
    http://bit.ly/2CdOU1s

  5. Take the kids to their very own Mardi Gras party
    Kids can enjoy Mardi Gras at Pretend City in Irvine on Tuesday 2/13. Activities include a parade, crafts, dancing, and more.
    http://bit.ly/2Cdsj5i
  6. Eat some NOLA-inspired food
    The House of Blues has a special NOLA-inspired menu for the month of February. Enjoy jambalaya, gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp and grits, and more.
    http://bit.ly/2nSFpk2
  7. Get some Mardi Gras inspired desserts

    French’s Pastry is serving up Mardi Gras inspired cupcakes, cakes, and King Cake at their 4 Orange County locations.
    http://bit.ly/2EXJ8En

  8. Enjoy a Crab Boil
    Get your Crab Boil fix at the the Boiling Crab at one of their 4 Orange County locations. They’ll be having beads, beers, and drink specials to celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday 2/13.
    http://bit.ly/2EkcjAn
  9. Take a trip to New Orleans Square

    New Orleans Square in Disneyland will be celebrating Mardi Gras Tuesday 2/13 with Mardi Gras inspired beignets, live jazz music, characters dressed for the occasion (including Princess Tiana), and more.

  10. Catch some beads
    The Outlets at San Clemente is celebrating Mardi Gras on Tuesday 2/13 with free King Cake (while supplies last), “masked revelers tossing Mardi Gras beads” from the balconies, and free beignets at Ruby’s Diner.
    http://bit.ly/2skYGPE