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2017 Mardi Gras in Las Vegas

2017 Mardi Gras in Las Vegas
Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 12:09:48-05

The following is a list of Mardi Gras specials and events for the Las Vegas area.

FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS

The Hofbrauhaus is celebrating Mardi Gras fromn Feb. 24 to March 5. They will kick off the festivities with a special keg tapping on Feb. 24. And, they've enlisted the help of Chef Will Staten, a Top 40 contestant on MasterChef and a ruler of “Ragin’ Cajun Cookin’” and “Nawlins” flavors, to help the restaurant create a special menu just for Mardi Gras. Dishes include Jammin Jambalya, Blackened Chicken, Cajun Trout with leek and Blackened Pork Loin.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish is celebrating Mardi Gras with special offers. Diners will receive a free 1/2 pound of shrimp with purchase of 1 pound and $1 beer with every pound of crawfish or shrimp. There will also be crawfish eating contests. Only available at 2 of its Las Vegas locations. 

Muscle Maker Grill is offering a free Mardi Gras Grilled Chicken Salad to any guest  that wishes a Muscle Maker Grill employee a Happy not-Fat Tuesday on Feb. 28. The salad features  Cajun seasoned grilled chicken breast on a power blend of romaine, spinach and baby kale with turkey bacon, tomatoes, onions and low carb salsetta dressing. Offer valid at participating locations.

Rhythm Kitchen, Seafood and Steaks will host a New Orleans-style Fat Tuesday party on Feb. 28. They will offer a crawfish boil for $42 per person. The all-you-can-eat boil includes Louisiana crawfish, Alaskan Snow crab legs, catfish, fried shrimp, jambalaya, blackened chicken pasta, red beans and rice, beignets and bread pudding, salad and hushpuppies and rolls. There will also be drink specials on Hurricanes and Abita.

Steamie Weenie will celebrate Mardi Gras with two specials: The Big Easy, which is a jumbo 1/4 lb Vienna Beef frank topped with crawfish etouffee, and the Fat Tuesday which is a 1/4 lb chicken andouille sausage topped with red beans and rice and fresh remoulade sauce.  Both are $6.25. Also, they are offering Abita King Cake soda to go with the hot dogs. Available now through Feb. 28.

Therapy in Downtown Las Vegas is celebrating Mardi Gras with two special cocktails. The Fishbowl cocktail is made with Malibu, Gruven Vodka, Midori, pineapple juice, lime juice and simple syrup. For some extra fun, the libation is poured into a glass filled with Nerds candy! The Desert Hurricane Mardi Gras cocktail is made with Bacardi, Skipper Rum, passion fruit, simple syrup and lemon juice, garnished with a fresh slice of orange and a raspberry. Cost is $10 each. Drinks are available now through Feb. 28.

TREVI Italian Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars will offer a special Carnevale cocktail through Feb. 28. The Aperol Pear Spritz is made with Aperol, St. George Pear Liqueur, St. George vodka and sparkling wine, priced at $15. A twist on the aperol spritz with the seasonal addition of pear, it's garnished with a full pear slice.

Virgil's Real Barbecue at The LINQ Promenade will celebrate Mardi Gras on Feb. 25 and Feb. 28 with live music, festive drinks and authentic fair. Drink specials include Bayou Punch, Big Easy Breeze and Frozen Hurricanes for $7; Abita Purple Haze and Abita Amber beer for $5; and crawfish etouffee for $9.

EVENTS/PARTIES

The Las Vegas Mini Mardi Gras Parade is happening Feb. 25 and 28 at 7 p.m. It will take place on Main Street in Downtown Las Vegas. The public is invited to create mini floats out of cardboard boxes and join the parade. Participants will receive free beads and free bear. ReBAR, as the title sponsor of the event, is offering up to $500 in cash and prizes for best and worst floats. For those who prefer to watch, their will be Zapps potato chips, King cupcakes and Abita beer.

The LINQ Promenade will host a Mardi Gras party on Feb. 28. Starting at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy New Orleans-themed parades featuring, LED umbrella dancers, stilt walkers, LED band and more. Following the parades, will be live entertainment on the Fountain Stage. While enjoying the show, guests will receive swag gifts including koozies, Mardi Gras beads and masks. Also, various stores and restaurants will hand out beads to guests. The High Roller observation wheel will be lit in purple, green and gold.

Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, an influential band at the forefront of the nouveau zydeco movement, is performing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Historic Fifth Street School at 401 S. Fourth Street. Broussard’s accordion playing and vocals define this new style of Creole music, incorporating the soulful sounds of rhythm and blues into contemporary zydeco music and dance. He has retained those precious melodies and songs he heard at home, at social gatherings and on the bandstand. And with the creation of the Creole Cowboys, and as one of Louisiana’s newest Creole fiddle players, he captures the essence of this rich musical heritage.

The Springs Preserve is hosting a Mardi Gras Festival on Feb. 25. The festivals will feature live music from Howlin’ King Crawdad, food from local Southern eateries, festive adult beverages, a stroller parade, a carnival, and crafts for the kids. This year’s Mardi Gras Vegas King and Queen, Heather Collins of Mix 94.1 and BoJo of Q100, will be on hand to take photos with guests, pass out doubloons and serve as judges for the parade.

The gentleman's club Crazy Horse III will celebrate Mardi Grad with a "Show Us Your Tips" party on Feb. 28. Every guest will receive three beaded necklaces upon their arrival to distribute to their favorite dancers. The entertainer wearing the most beads at 2 a.m. will win a $500 cash prize.

Mardi Gras at The Park on the Las Vegas Strip will feature Big Easy decor, traditional live music with Howlin' King Crawdad, Cajun-inspired cuisine, specialty cocktails and more. The party will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 28. 

Carnival Court at Harrah's Las Vegas will celebrate Mardi Gras on Feb. 28 with bands, DJs, dancers, thousands of beads and cocktail specials served by their award-winning Flair Champion bartenders. 

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