Just because you aren't in New Orleans, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate Mardi Gras. Check out this list of festivities and food/beverage specials in Las Vegas.
MARDI GRAS WEEKEND AT REBAR ReBar on Main Street will kick off Mardi Gras celebrations on Feb. 9 with a crawfish fry-day. It will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. and will include a crawfish boil, jambalaya, Zapp's Chips, King Cakes and more. Wear a mask on Saturday between 7 and 11 p.m. and get your first drink free. Or, you can buy a mask at the bar for just $5. Live New Orleans music by Dr. Harpo & The Ace Tones in the Funkyard. VooDoo Mary's Hangover Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, beignets, King Cakes, Zapp's chips and more. Come back on Monday night at 7 p.m. for a special night of pub trivia with Mardi Gras related topics. The 2nd annual Mini Mardi Gras Parade & Pub Crawl with over $500 in cash and prizes for the best and worst floats will take place on Fat Tuesday. Live music by Dr. Harpo & The Ace Tones.
BIKES AND BEADS AT XCYCLE
XCYCLE will ride into Mardi Gras with Bikes and Beads rides on Feb. 13. Riders who take part in any classes on Fat Tuesday will receive complimentary Mardi Gras beads to wear while participating in the high intensity 45-minute cycling class. Themed classes will be offered throughout the day. For first time riders, $2 unlimited month-long membership will be available throughout the entire month of February. New riders are also able to participate in the ride for a first-time fee of $15. All events are free for members and additional individual rides are priced at $23.
CARNAVAL COURT AT HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS
The unique open-air street party at Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas will make guests feel like they’re right in the streets of New Orleans. On Feb. 9 and 10, everyone is invited to join the Mardi Gras Parade. The party will kick off nightly at Southwest Corner Bar (between Flamingo Las Vegas and The Cromwell) at 5:30 p.m. The LED Mardi Gras parade complete with stilt walkers and light up costumes will travel through Flamingo Las Vegas, into The LINQ Hotel & Casino via O’Sheas Casino and then through Harrah’s Las Vegas. The parade ends at Carnaval Court where partygoers can enjoy live entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Revelers can collect Mardi Gras beads and free giveaways, dance the night away and enter the limbo competition for a chance to win.
MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL
Soul City Las Vegas is hosting their first Mardi Gras Carnival starting at 4 p.m. at 1001 F St. There will be music, food and costume contest. The King and Queen are Harvey Munford, former Assemblyman and candidate for City Council Ward 5 and Dee Dee Jasmin, who performed as a showgirl at the historic Moulin Rouge Hotel. Sponsors for the event are Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Chapter of NORML, Anderson Dairy, Garden Tower Project, Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce, and Harvey Munford.
LETTUCE'S MARDI GRAS PARTY AT BROOKLYN BOWL
Lettuce's Mardi Gras Party with Maddy O'Neal is happening Feb. 13 at the Brooklyn Bowl. The Boston-based funk outfit Lettuce will turn their show into a full-on Mardi Gras celebration. Doors open at 7 p.m. There will also be food and drink specials: a classic Bourbon St. beverage ($9), catfish po'boys ($12), and a Bourbon St. shake ($9.50).
MARDI GRAS FESTIVITIES AT THE LINQ PROMENADE
Beginning at 6 p.m., crowds will roll into the LINQ Promenade to enjoy a night of New Orleans-style fun including festive pop-up parades featuring a live brass band. Guests will enjoy live entertainment throughout the night. Parades featuring a live LED brass band will march through the LINQ Promenade every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. – synching with a High Roller light show emanating purple, gold and green. The 6 p.m. parade will also feature Brooklyn Bowl’s headliner for the evening, Lettuce. Additionally, The Matt Seward Band will play four live sets on the Fountain Stage at the center of the open-air entertainment district. While enjoying the shows, guests will receive gifts including koozies, Mardi Gras beads and masks.
The LINQ Promenade’s shopping, dining and entertainment outlets will offer food and drink specials including festive Mardi Gras cupcakes from Sprinkles Cupcakes; hurricane cocktails and catfish po’boys from Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas; seafood gumbo and hurricane specials from Tilted Kilt; and mobile bar carts from Chayo, Off the Strip, ameriCAN Beer & Cocktails and Virgil’s.
MARDI GRAS BALL AT RHYTHM KITCHEN
Join the Tulane Club of Las Vegas for their 2018 Mardi Grass Ball on Feb. 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a Mardi Gras buffet featuring fried catfish, blackened chicken and other Creole-inspired dishes, unlimited hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic drinks, King Cake, live music and more. Tickets are $75 per person.
MARDI GRAS PARTY AT MR. D'S SPORTS BAR
Head to Mr. D's Sports Bar on Rainbow Boulevard for a Mardi Gras party from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 10. The festivities will also include the 2018 Search for Miss Rukkus contest.
Jazzin' Jeanne will be singing with David Poe's Mardi Gras Jazz Band on Feb. 13 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Orleans hotel-casino. Steve Johnson on horn, Gary Church on banjo and Bill Bailey on bass.
ALL-AMERICAN BAR & GRILLE AT RIO
All-American Bar & Grille at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will offer traditional dishes to celebrate the Mardi Gras festivities. Guests can try signature items including: crème brûlée French toast made with cinnamon swirl bread, citrus custard and a banana raisin glaze; shrimp po’boy with crispy shrimp, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, fried pickles and spicy mayo; shrimp and grits made with shrimp, tomatoes, andouille sausage, bacon, green onions and cheesy grits; bread pudding topped with whiskey sauce, pecan crumble and coffee ice cream; and of course, New Orleans style King Cake served with vanilla gelato.
BOBBY'S BURGER PALACE
Take a bite out of the bayou with February’s Burger of the Month at Bobby Burger Palace. Just in time for Mardi Gras, their spice-crusted Louisiana Burger features pepper jack cheese, griddled tasso ham, spicy rémoulade and hot sauce for a taste of New Orleans, minus the trip to Bourbon Street.
The Fractured Prune will celebrate Mardi Gras with special Carnival doughnuts. Buy one dozen and get one dozen free plus complimentary Mardi Gras beads for an extra sprinkle of fun. Fractured Prune’s Carnival doughnut features honey glaze and rainbow sprinkles.
FULTON STREET FOOD HALL AT HARRAH'S
Guests looking for a sweet treat to-go can try the signature King Cake at Fulton Street Food Hall at Harrah’s Las Vegas or any quick-service restaurant at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts.
GUY FIERI'S VEGAS KITCHEN & BAR AT THE LINQ
Experience the true taste of Mardi Gras with Guy’s Gumbo at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. This traditional dish is only available on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13.
HOUSE OF BLUES AT MANDALAY BAY
Enjoy $5 Gumbo throughout the month of February or try these House Favorites: Voodoo Shrimp, Jambalaya, Shrimp Po’boy or Shrimp and Grits. Drink Specials:
Bourbon Street Mule, which includes Southern Comfort 80 proof, lemon, bitters and ginger beer served in a souvenir cup; Smashed In The Quarter, which includes Southern Comfort 80 proof, lime, blackberries and mint served in a souvenir cup; and the Southern Comfort 80 Proof Shot.
Celebrate Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday’s at Lola’s Summerlin from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 13. Live entertainment! Serving beignets, alligator nuggets, turtle soup, cassolout, king cakes, hurricanes and more!
All three locations will be serving new Cajun Nachos featuring blackened shrimp, andouille sausage, creole pepper sauce, melted cheddar jack cheese, and queso finished with a Cajun remoulade sauce and green onions on top of Mardi Gras corn chips.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Downtown Las Vegas at Therapy. Patrons may enjoy Therapy’s shareable Fishbowl, made with Malibu, Gruven Vodka, Midori, pineapple juice, lime juice and simple syrup, filled with Nerds candy, priced at $20; or Therapy’s Desert Hurricane cocktail, made with Bacardi rum, Skipper rum, passion fruit, simple syrup and lemon juice, priced at $10.
VOODOO STEAK AT RIO
VooDoo Steak at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will spice things up with a spiny lobster and prawn jambalaya made with spiced pearl rice, Cajun andouille sausage, lobster and spotted prawns. For a perfect combination to celebrate the occasion, guests can pair their meal with a classic hurricane cocktail.
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