When is Mardi Gras? Who is celebrating? Where to eat and what to do for Mardi Gras? Here is a sampling of what’s happening for “Fat Tuesday” near The Summit.
Mardi Gras is Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Where to eat for Mardi Gras?
Bayou Bluegrass Catering hosts their annual Mardi Gras celebration at Copper Roux on Fat Friday, March 1 at 5 pm and Fat Tuesday, March 5 at 11 am. Dinner will feature authentic Cajun-style cuisine. Call for seating times and availability.
Gumbo Ya Ya will open at 11 am on Mardi Gras and will feature varieties of étouffée like shrimp or crawfish. King cake will be available all day and the lucky person who finds the baby in their slice will receive a meal or t-shirt. The t-shirt’s being made will be dedicated in the memory of a former employee.
The Ketch on Southland Drive is getting into the festivities of Fat Tuesday. They are serving hurricanes, étouffée, gumbo, crawfish, gator, jambalaya starting on Friday, March 1 all the way until actual Fat Tuesday on March 5.
Proud Mary BBQ is celebrating with a buffet, boiled crawfish, music from Shades of Grass and a Mardi Gras “King and Queen” contest. The party is on Tuesday, March 5 at 3 pm.
Ramsey’s flies in crawfish from New Orleans and also serves seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, and king cake. Celebration at all 4 Ramsey’s location.
Tiki Java on W Third offers a special Tiki Tuesday crawfish boil and hurricanes on Tuesday, March 5.
Winchell’s on Southland will serve crawfish étouffée, fried okra and crawfish tails, seafood jambalaya, sausage and chicken gumbo, cajun red beans and rice with either blackened chicken or catfish, king cake, and drink specials all day. Opens at 11 am.
What to do on Mardi Gras?
Christ Church Cathedral hosts a masquerade on Friday, March 1 at 6 pm. There is a silent auction along with great food. Taking reservations now.
Offerings Community of Lexington First United Methodist Church as they serve copious amounts of pancakes while playing board-games and enjoying fellowship. Festivities are Tuesday, March 5 at 6 pm.
Close out the time of Carnival (Ordinary Time) with friends and family and enter into the Season of Lent with Pax Christi Catholic Church. Join the church on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington hosts the Blue Crawdads Play the SisterSound Mardi Gras Masquerade on Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 pm.
Spend a few hours at Southern Barker for paw print portraits, photo-booth, and more for a Mardi Gras celebration with your pooch. Party is on Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm.
Where to get a King Cake made?
Whole Foods has King Cake’s available for purchase.
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