Masks, Beads, and More
What’s not to like about Mardi Gras? Around the 17th century in medieval Europe, the annual revelry began, a celebratory gorge before the Lenten fast. New Orleans itself was established by the French in 1718, and holiday traditions further developed. What began as elegant society balls has resulted in the drunken, open carry street festivals we associate with the city today.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday on February 13th at one of these local watering holes. For more options, click here.
Music venue Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar with serve Cajun and Creole food. Listen to live tunes as you dine.
Party Fowl hosts Party Gras, rolling out a special menu. Along with a boozy slushy, enjoy jambalaya, gumbo, and “muf-fowl-letta.”
Want to start the party early? On February 9th, The Studio Nashville organizes The Birds and the Beads: A Mardi Gras Burlesque.