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!
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.
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!
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.
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the coolest pool hall in town.
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.
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.
Can't make it to New Orleans? Try a little something closer to home.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.