10+ Mardi Gras Festivities to Make the Triangle Feel Like Bourbon Street
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10+ Mardi Gras Festivities to Make the Triangle Feel Like Bourbon Street

Friday, Mar 01 2019

Ready to get your beads on? Mardi Gras is coming up on Tuesday, March 5 and you don't have to get all the way down to NoLa to celebrate. The Triangle is packed with festivities from now through Fat Tuesday, and you can take your pick between massive brass band parties and parades to classic crawfish boils to just eating a king cake on your couch (hey, no judgement). Read on for all the best Mardi Gras events in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill!

Raleigh

Grab a Tasty Treat from Lucettegrace Patisserie  at lucettegrace
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Grab a King Cake from Lucettegrace

Downtown's best patisserie will be making limited quantities of this famously-festive cake for five days only. They're first come first serve, so head to Lucettegrace early on March 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, or 9th to get one of your own.

Grab a Tasty Treat from Lucettegrace Patisserie
$   .  lucettegrace   .  Raleigh
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Mardi Gras w/ Burial Beer Co. at Transfer Co. Food Hall at Transfer Co. Food Hall
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Mardi Gras w/ Burial Beer Co. at Transfer Co. Food Hall

Celebrate the Big Easy with New Orleans-inspired menu items from Transfer Co vendors, special draft releases from Burial Beer Co., plus obviously plenty of beads and music!

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Mardi Gras w/ Burial Beer Co. at Transfer Co. Food Hall
Free   .  Transfer Co. Food Hall   .  Raleigh
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Beer, Beads, & Beignets at Durty Bull Brewing Company
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Beer, Beads, & Beignets

NOLA has made its way to Durty Bull's taproom. Dig into decedent King Cake themed beignets, and sip on tasty brews while getting jazzy on the dance floor.

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Beer, Beads, & Beignets
Free   .  Durty Bull Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Mardi Gras 2019 feat. New Orleans Tap Takeover! at Zogs Pool
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Mardi Gras 2019 feat. New Orleans Tap Takeover!

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the coolest pool hall in town. 

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Mardi Gras 2019 feat. New Orleans Tap Takeover!
$   .  Zogs Pool   .  Chapel Hill
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Mardi Gras Masquerade & Crawfish Boil at Hummingbird
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Mardi Gras Masquerade & Crawfish Boil

Hummingbird is serving up all the delicious cuisine you need to celebrate Mardi Gras that right way. Dig into some steaming hot crawfish, gumbo, and top it all off with a slice of King Cake.

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Mardi Gras Masquerade & Crawfish Boil
$25   .  Hummingbird   .  Raleigh
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Durham Mardi Gras 2019 at Motorco
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Durham Mardi Gras 2019

Join in the areas biggest and oldest Mardi Gras celebration! There will be five stages of music, dancing, food, and festivities to make you feel like you're walking down Bourbon Street.

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Durham Mardi Gras 2019
Free   .  Motorco   .  Durham
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Mardi Gras at Market at 201 S Estes Dr
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Mardi Gras at Market

Can't make it to New Orleans? Try a little something closer to home. 

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Mardi Gras at Market
$   .  201 S Estes Dr   .  Chapel Hill
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Mardi Gras with Cajammers & Shamu Garcon at The Pit
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Mardi Gras with Cajammers & Shamu Garcon

Cajammers and Shamu Garcon will be at the Pit to help you celebrate Mardi Gras. Swing by for great music and a special Cajun-inspired menu!

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Mardi Gras with Cajammers & Shamu Garcon
Free   .  The Pit   .  Durham
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Pho Pho Pho Viet: Cajun Crawfish Boil at Pho Pho Pho Noodle Kitchen and Bar
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Pho Pho Pho Viet: Cajun Crawfish Boil

Pho Pho Pho is hosting an authentic Cajun Crawfish Boil! There will be tons of crawfish for you to slurp up, as well as cold brews.

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Pho Pho Pho Viet: Cajun Crawfish Boil
$30   .  Pho Pho Pho Noodle Kitchen and Bar   .  Raleigh
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Erin's French Quarter Cider Release at Bull City Ciderworks
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Erin's French Quarter Cider Release

Mardi Gras is here and it's time to celebrate. Sip on Ciderworks newest release, French Quarter! Get jazzed about this smoked cherry and orange peel cider that will transport you to Bourbon Street.

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Erin's French Quarter Cider Release
Purchase of Cider   .  Bull City Ciderworks   .  Durham
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Neuse River Brewing Company's Mardi Gras at Neuse River Brewing Company
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Neuse River Brewing Company's Mardi Gras

It's Fat Tuesday and Neuse River Brewing is ready to celebrate. Indulge in all of the Mardi Gras classics as well as Oysters and other delicious treats.

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Neuse River Brewing Company's Mardi Gras
Free   .  Neuse River Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Mardi Gras at Blue Note Grill with Ragweed Brass at The Blue Note Grill
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Mardi Gras at Blue Note Grill with Ragweed Brass

Ragweek Brass Band and Lester Coalbanks & The Seven Sorrows are heading to Blue Notes Grill for an epic Mardi Gras celebration. Jam out to live music and live your best Fat Tuesday life.

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Mardi Gras at Blue Note Grill with Ragweed Brass
Free   .  The Blue Note Grill   .  Durham
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Fat Tuesday at The Big Easy Downtown at The Big Easy
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Fat Tuesday at The Big Easy Downtown

There's no better place to spend Mardi Gras than at Big Easy. As always, they will be playing live music, so bring your feathers, masks, and boas for an epic Fat Tuesday party.

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Fat Tuesday at The Big Easy Downtown
Free   .  The Big Easy   .  Raleigh
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Mardi Gras Party with Boom Unit Brass Band, The Balkun Brothers at The Pour House Music Hall
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Mardi Gras Party with Boom Unit Brass Band, The Balkun Brothers

Celebrate Mardi Gras with some of the Triangles favorite brass bands. Boom Unit Brass Band and Balkun Brothers will keep the tunes flowing all night long.

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Mardi Gras Party with Boom Unit Brass Band, The Balkun Brothers
$10+   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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10+ Mardi Gras Festivities to Make the Triangle Feel Like Bourbon Street
10+ Mardi Gras Festivities to Make the Triangle Feel Like Bourbon Street