Who Needs Nola? Live it up Bourbon St. Style at these DC Mardi Gras Parties



It’s time to get your party on because it’s Mardi Gras! It might not be the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, but it’s pretty darn close. The District is stacked with ways to celebrate the Carnival in style, so break out the beads, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get down with options for some of the best parties in town!


Masquerade Ball at the Dupont Circle Hotel

Break out your masks and your best dress for a night full of mystery and fun. With Southern vibes from live artists, an open bar and dancing, this black tie event is the classiest way to party.

Cooking Class at the Tastemakers

Go out with a bang on Fat Tuesday with a cooking class at Tastemakers DC. Your ticket includes a welcome snack, dinner and an alcoholic beverage of your choice, so come hungry and ready to learn how to whip up some cajun bites.

Mardi Gras Parade at the Wharf

Get ready to catch some beads at this Mardis Gras Parade extravaganza. The route will begin at Seventh Street and make its way down Wharf Street to the District Pier where there will be a dance party! There will even be a fireworks finale to truly end the celebration with a bang.


Mardi Gras Extravanza at The Showroom

This all you can eat, drink and dance event embodies all thing Mardis Gras. With expert chefs and mixologists to serve up the good stuff, you’ll definitely get the best bang for your buck.

#FrayLife Tip: There’s also a costume contest, so you might want to grab some extra beads and go all out for a chance to win.


Mardi Gras Masquerade Madness at the Crazy Crab

Crazy Crab in Fairfax is setting you up with a night full of food, drinks, music, giveaways and photo ops to create a #CrazyCrabMadness experience. Dress up in your best Carnival getup, grab your friends and get ready to celebrate Fat Tuesday like you never have before.

How are you celebrating Mardi Gras this year? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social using #DCFray & #FrayLife.


It’s okay to be a little shy if you’r new to DC! Take a moment and get you barrings, we’ve got just the guide to help you  with the basics of living in the capital.

View More Articles By Haley Dick



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One comment