5 Mardi Gras events that bring New Orleans fun to Huntsville

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You’ll have plenty of chances to catch this party. (MidCity District / Facebook)

Mardi Gras is on February 21 this year, but the festivities are bringing the NOLA spirit to Huntsville all month long.

Here’s where you can find the most festive events in Huntsville this Mardi Gras.

1. Mardi Gras at MidCity

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There’s plenty of beads for everyone at The Camp. (MidCity District / Facebook)

The biggest Mardi Gras celebration you’ll find in Huntsville is in the bustling MidCity District. The Camp at MidCity is putting on Mardi Gras at MidCity again this year, and there’s going to be something for everyone there.

They’ll have New Orleans cuisine (including King Cake and beignets), drink specials, live music and lots of festive decorations and beads.

2. Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade

After a couple of years in hibernation, the Huntsville Mardi Gras Parade is back. This year, there will be floats, decorated bikes and a various local groups participating in the parade, bringing the festivities to downtown Huntsville.

3. Mardi Gras Dinner at Burritt on the Mountain

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Celebrate by a stunning view. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Burritt on the Mountain is a stunning venue for any festive occasion—and it will be even more festive for Mardi Gras this year. Their Mardi Gras dinner will start with New Orleans-themed appetizers followed by a Cajun dinner that includes jambalaya, cajun shrimp kabobs and king cake for dessert.

There will be fun jazz music from the Bourbon Street Stompers, beads, masks, entertainment and an open bar. Sounds like a party!

4. Mardi Gras Live! at PBR Lockhart

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A cowboy bar with a Louisiana twist on February 18. (PBR Lockhart Huntsville / Facebook)

PBR Lockhart has only been open for a few months, but they’ve already hosted plenty of parties here. Mardi Gras is sure to be a party at this cowboy bar in Bridge Street, where they’ll be serving daiquiris, hurricanes and Cajun food.

5. Mardi Gras 5K

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Now that looks like a fun run. (Blount Hospitality House)

If you’re looking to run off some of that king cake, the Run for the Beads has you covered. This 5K through downtown Huntsville will benefit the Blount Hospitality House, a “home away from home” for families of those who are in Huntsville for medical treatment.

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Sarah Gronberg
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