Mardi Gras Jam
Buffalo Iron Works
The absolute best way to kick off Mardi Gras celebrations in WNY is this musical event hosted by The Big Easy in Buffalo. The NOLA atmosphere will be in full force and the party will continue throughout the night as you hear from Marc Stone Band and special guest Chuck Campbell of the Campbell Brothers, plus local openers The Heavenly Chillbillies and the Kenmore East High School Student Band, and The French Quarter Hounds
Snow Stroll Pedal & Pedestrian Parade
Buffalo Iron Works
The Big Easy in Buffalo and Slow Roll Buffalo are teaming up to bring us this awesome “Snow Stroll Pedal & Pedestrian Parade”. Basically, they’re calling all slow bikes and individuals, clubs, groups, etc. to participate in a 1-mile pedal and pedestrian parade to hit up downtown destinations like the Cobblestone District, Canalside, First Niagara Center, and more – NOLA Style. They’re even having pre-parade live music from Buffalo Brass Machine and a post partay at Iron Works.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Party
Flying Bison Brewing Co.
Another great way to kick off Mardi Gras is Fyling Bison’s Masquerade Party on Saturday afternoon. They’ll have delivious FB beer (obv), a buffet-style cajun feast thanks to The Louisiana cookery, and local Creole/Zydeco masters Black Rock Zydeco playing live music. Also, King Cakes from Mazurek’s – anyone who gets a plastic baby gets free beer! Sooooooo, we’re in.
Toutant’s Lundi Gras Celebration
If anyone knows how to celebrate the Mardi Gras here in WNY, it’s going to be Toutant. And they’re going all out for their first Mardi Gras in business with a Lundi Gras Celebration (AKA a Mardi Gras Eve Party) featuring French Quarter Drink Specials, such as $5 Frozen Daquiris, Toutant’s Signature Hurricanes, Beer and Shot Specials, and their rendition of the Notorious Tropical Isle “Hand Grenade” Style Cocktail of Bourbon Street! So basically, you’re not going to want to miss this. Did we mention there will be traditional Mardi Gras Fare throughout the evening, starring Red Beans and Rice, Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood Gumbo, and Fresh Baked King Cake for Dessert?
Fat Tuesday with Leeron Zydeco and The Hot Tamales
Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar
This Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday will feature the SNM Crew. Plus you can help yourself to a complimentary Cajun Buffet and there will be giveaways. This is part of Artvoice’s Mardi Gras Celebration that will be happening at various bars in the area.
This annual Fat Tuesday party involves open mic followed by DJ Arehouse, drag, bellydancers, fortune telling, etc. Expect $3 beihnets, $2 Po-Boys, and more!
Southern Comfort presents Buffalo’s Biggest Fat Tuesday Party at Mulligan’s
If you’re interested in beads, beads, and more beads, head to Brick Bar on Fat Tuesday where they’ll be celebrating Mardi Gras with free cover, specials, Hurrican drinks, free beads while they last, and more. So basically you’re average night but hey, theme parties are everything.
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