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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!

 

Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend, Feb 22-24

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There’s plenty of things to do this weekend in OC, visit a farmers market, attend a silent disco, go on a 5k fun run, enjoy Old Town Tustin during their annual sip & stroll, and more.

  • Old Town Tustin’s Sip & Stroll is Saturday 2/23 from 1-4pm. Enjoy a walking taste tour of Old Town Tustin, with music, food, wine, craft beers, and more. Tickets required and can be purchased day of event. https://conta.cc/2txGwI8
  • “Brilliance: A Night of Music and Light” silent disco is Saturday 2/23 at the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from 7pm-10pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GCoEoj
  • The 42nd Annual Orange County Home & Garden Show is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds (in 2 buildings and the promenade). Parking and admission required. http://bit.ly/2sR4n8u
  • The 39th Annual Black History Parade and Cultural Faire is has been rescheduled to Saturday 2/23 from 10am-4pm at Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. Live entertainment, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2nxr7Eo
  • The Mission Viejo Oso 5K fun run and health fair is Saturday 2/23 at 7:30am at the Norman P. Murray Community Center. Registration required. http://bit.ly/2GAN7ud
  • The Gem Faire is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. Admission and parking required. Visit the website for a 2 for 1 coupon: http://bit.ly/2br8EkT
  • The Harlem Globetrotters are at the Honda Center in Anaheim for 2 shows on Saturday 2/23. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2olDyEu
  • Monster Jam is at Angel Stadium in Anaheim all weekend. Tickets required. https://atmlb.com/2SR2ZiK
  • It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! Girl Scouts will be out in full force at locations across Orange County. It’s the perfect time to stock up on all your favorites. http://bit.ly/2E40Ky7
  • Visit one of the many Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

 

Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Feb 8-10

This weekend in Orange County you can enjoy a car show in San Juan Capistrano, art crawl in Anaheim, a music festival in Laguna Beach, a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach, or a special Valentine’s Day themed Rocky Horror Picture Show in Santa Ana, plus a ton of Lunar New Year event too!

  • CANCELLED: The 16th annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is Saturday 2/9 from 7:30am-2pm at the Community Center and Sports Park. Over 400 cars on display. Admission is $5. http://ocevent.co/1PBeCRc
  • The Laguna Beach Music Festival is this weekend. There are multiple different ticketed events. http://bit.ly/2SgMlbY
  • The Downtown Anaheim heART Crawl Experience (Valentine’s Day edition) is Saturday 2/9 from 6pm-10pm at the center street promenade. Live entertainment, food, art, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo
  • Attend a beach clean up in Huntington Beach on Saturday 2/9 from 9am-11am at Huntington State Beach (Lifeguard Tower #2). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2k9mf9y
  • The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana is hosting a very special Valentine’s Day “Rocky Horror Picture Show” event on Friday 2/8 at 11:30pm. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TC9CBy

Also check out what’s happening this weekend for Lunar New Year:

http://bit.ly/2UMGs36

And enjoy “Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County:

http://bit.ly/2UG705K

 

 

 

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