7 Ways to Party Mardi Gras Style This Week

Things to Do


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on February 5, 2016
Photo via Toutant

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
More Info

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.
More Info

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.
More Info

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?
More Info

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.
More Info

Fat TuTuTuesday


Gypsy Parlor
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!
More Info

Southern Comfort presents Buffalo’s Biggest Fat Tuesday Party at Mulligan’s


Brick Bar
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.
More Info
[mc4wp_form id=”103683″]

You might also like…
[justified_image_grid preset=4 row_height=130 height_deviation=1 prettyphoto_social=yes prettyphoto_analytics=yes caption=fixed mobile_caption=same timthumb_crop_zone=t limit=3 hidden_limit=6 max_rows=2 aspect_ratio=16:9 disable_cropping=no recent_posts=yes recents_description=nicetime recents_include=city-guide post_ids_exclude=current]

We launched a new look!

Our new design features a better browsing experience, modern mobile navigation, more visual displays of key info, better filtering options on the search page, and much more.

We hope you love our new look! That said, we’re #ForeverTweaking and would greatly appreciate your feedback so we can make *all* you want and need as your go-to resource for the best of Western New York!

Send feedback >

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
Find More ➭


Forgotten Password?

You must be logged in to use this feature.