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Celebrate Mardi Gras in Las Vegas

Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 19:39:34-05

Mardi Gras is Feb. 9, but you don't have to be in the Big Easy to celebrate. There are a few events going on around town. Here's a chance to bring a little bit of New Orleans to Las Vegas.

Gourmet King Cake Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery's famous King's Cakes in new sizes and in three mouthwatering flavors: almond, cinnamon sugar, and sweet cheese! Every King's Cake gets sprinkled with three colors of crystal sugar and decorative beads.

Las Vegas Mardi Gras Festival
The festival will be held on February 6,2016 at the Boulevard Mall, with Cajun/ Creole food, drinks, and family fun.

Springs Preserve

Featuring live music by Howlin' King Crawdad, food from local Southern eateries, festive adult beverages, a parade, and crafts for the kids, the family-friendly Mardi Gras Vegas will bring the tastes and sounds of the Louisiana bayou and the colors and fun of Mardi Gras to the heart of the Southern Nevada desert. It's happening Feb. 6 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tickets are $7.00.

Mardi Gras Masquerade
Rain Nightclub at Palms Las Vegas
Feb. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
The purple carpet Masquerade event will feature an open bar, food, celeb meet and greet and bottle service. All proceeds will benefit the B.E.A.S.H.E.R.O Foundation.

Lake Las Vegas Mardi Gras Festival
Lake Las Vegas - MonteLago Village is proud to announce the inaugural Mardi Gras Festival to benefit Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Cardiac Department and Positively Arts Foundation on Saturday, February 13. Entry tickets are $5.00 (includes a complimentary beverage or a piece of chocolate for kids).

Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon 10K and 5K

Come celebrate Mardi Gras with this iconic Masquerade Run! Enjoy beautiful February temperature while you run from the Equestrian Park Trailhead towards Railroad Pass Casino. Enjoy views of the Strip from a distance and dress-up in your Mardi Gras attire to have a chance to win the Mardi Gras Masquerade costume contest. New Half Marathon distance just added to this race! Feb. 6.

Rhythm Kitchen
If you are looking for a true authentic Cajun Louisiana food and the best entertainment for Fat Tuesday Feb. 9th 2016 in Las Vegas then look no further. Come and party Mardi Gras' Style on Feb. 9 at Rhythm Kitchen Seafood and Steaks in Las Vegas. They are offering the best ALL you can Eat Cajun style Crawfish Boil and Snow Crab for just $36 downstairs or a Mardi Gras' Buffet Upstairs in the Grand Ballroom for $42.

Here are some other ways to celebrate:

Make some King Cake at home with this awesome recipe!

Make a Mardi Gras mask!

What's Mardi Gras without face paint?

How will you be celebrating Mardi Gras? Send pics to icontribute@ktnv.com! Send Las Vegas Mardi Gras events to rebecca.lewis@ktnv.com.