Mardi Gras Extravaganza
Tue, Feb 28
Mardi Gras Extravaganza is the largest indoor Mardi Gras Block Party to ever hit DC. Partygoers can indulge in an evening of continuous revelry and participate in the world-renowned tradition of celebrating Fat Tuesday. MGE will feature Southern-influenced street fare and cocktails from the area’s top chefs and mixologists. DC Brau and Abita beer will be pouring all night to the tunes of live music while Costume Contests and a Hurricane Cocktail Competition unfolds. King cakes, beads and more surprises will up the festiveness factor. All this indulgence comes with a mission. MGE is more than an opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras. The blowout event promotes the culture and traditions of New Orleans while raising funds for two nonprofits: Louisiana based St. Bernard Project and the local DC Central Kitchen. Surge into evening as the celebration picks up with a Hurricane Cocktail Contest and a Mardi Gras Costume Contest. Participating mixologists will each serve up a different twist on this quintessential, tropical New Orleans punch while Cotton & Reed shakes up Milk Punch with their dry spice rum from their drink station. Vote for your favorite Hurricane cocktail to see who wins the People’s Choice. Tickets are $65 per person. 5:00 to 10:00 pm. 1309 5th St NE. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.