There is no need to travel to Louisiana to party like there’s no tomorrow. In San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter is home to its very own Mardi Gras celebration. Hailed as one of the best Mardi Gras events in the world, this year’s San Diego Mardi Gras will be held on February 28, from 5:00 PM until the wee hours of midnight.
The San Diego Mardi Gras is a nationally recognized Mardi Gras celebration. Organizers expect there will be over 200,000 revelers that will crowd Gaslamp Quarter’s streets. To join in on the fun, here are some things you should know about the San Diego Mardi Gras 2017.
- The 2017 San Diego Mardi Gras event will be the biggest one yet!
Organizers are excited to announce that this year’s Mardi Gas parade will be the most extravagant one in 23 years. Aside from revelers, the streets will be showered with tons of confetti. Dancers will be all over the place, moving to the beat. And of course, there will be plenty of beads to collect and give around.
As usual, there will be the parade staples, like beautiful and outrageous floats, performers, samba dancers, and stilt walkers. Rest assured, the 2017 Mardi Gras parade will be the best one yet.
- Restaurants and bars in the neighborhood will be in on the fun.
Aside from the three stages set for the festivities, this year’s version of the San Diego Mardi Gras is taking the party to the best loved restaurants and bars in Gaslamp Quarter. These participating establishments will have drinks and refreshment ready to fuel the party until midnight.
- Ready for February 28? How about a pre-game session?
To get you all fired up for the Fat Tuesday celebrations, there will be a special party on the February 25th called the Big Easy Bites and Booze tour. The event, which will take place from 1 to 5 PM, will lay down an array of delectable drinks and food from Mardi Gras party hubs.
- Enjoy access to the VooDoo VIP Lounge.
If you want unprecedented access to the exclusive VooDoo VIP Lounge and the private parade viewing area, purchase a VIP ticket. Prices range from $85 (through February 22) to $95. Aside from lounge and viewing area access, the VIP ticket will also give you access to upgraded restrooms, the VIP stage, and complimentary drinks (3 from the VooDoo VIP Lounge and one from the following locations: Henry’s Pub, Coyote Ugly Saloon, The Field Irish Pub, and Casablanca Lounge.
- Warren G will be performing.
Hip-hop legend Warren G is a household name for lovers of funk-infused hip-hop, and for sure, the crowd will love the fact that this superstar will headline the 2017 San Diego Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration. He’ll be performing some of his hits, including “Regulate.” Throwback Thursday? More like Throwback Tuesday!
Get your tickets now at sdmardigras.com. A limited number of tickets will be sold on the day itself. See you there!