When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 2–6 PM

  • 2:00pm – Event Start

  • 3:00pm – Mardi Gras Parade

  • 5:45pm – Fireworks Finale

Hot Spot: Wharf Street, District Pier

Deets: Celebrate Mardi Gras with a Wharf-wide extravaganza! Grab your friends and family for a New Orleans-style parade along Wharf Street with live music, custom-designed floats, and beads galore. Don't miss out on specials from our resturants. The party starts at 2pm and ends with a fireworks finale at 6pm. Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

Hint for the Average Socialite: Restaurant Specials!!!

  • Tiki TNT: Our head chef is from New Orleans, so we’ll serve special Mardi Gras food and drinks.

  • Praline Bakery: 10% off for guests in costume. $30 King Cakes (put in your order in advance or stop by on the day of, while supplies last).

Stay tuned for updates on The Wharf locales participating in the celebration. 

Photo Courtesy of City Winery

Photo Courtesy of City Winery

Mardi Gras @ City Winery

When: Monday, March 4 - Sunday, March 10

Hot Spot: City Winery (1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002)

Starting on March 4 and running all during the week of Mardi Gras until March 10, City Winery is serving a $24 Andouille sausage and crawfish etouffee entree in their Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Pair the classic with a $13 Hurricane for a fully festive meal.


Mardi Gras @ City Tap Penn Quarter

When: March 5, 2019

Hot Spot: 901 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Photos Courtesy of City Tap

City Tap Penn Quarter is celebrating Fat Tuesday with specials, giveaways, and more. Renowned Louisiana brewery Abita will be on site pouring seven beers and hosting giveaways of Abita swag, and as a special treat, a giveaway for tickets to the March 20thWashington Capitals home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The restaurant is also pouring $10 Hurricanes and $8 slices of King Cake for the holiday. Guests ordering King Cake will have another shot to win a special prize – whoever gets a slice with the customary plastic baby baked into it will win a $100 City Tap gift card.


DC Mardi Gras Masquerade

When: March 5, 2019 @ 7-11 PM

Hot Spot: The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Deets: Nora Lee cordially invites you to a masquerade ball that includes Southern good vibes from Throwing Shade DC founders Farrah Flosscett & Mathias. Live music by a local favorite Perfekt Blend providing dancin' vocals.
Grab a mask and enjoy some fancy cocktails, while hors d'oeuvres are provided by The Pembroke as we celebrate a favorite Southern tradition. See you all on Fat Tuesday! Let's give NYE a run for it's money...

Photos Courtesy of Nora Lee Events

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Trust for the National Mall, an official non-profit of the National Park Service dedicated to transforming the visitor experience and preserving the historic legacy of the National Mall. Learn more at www.nationalmall.org.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets include an open bar and are available now!

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Mardi Gras Extravaganza

When: March 5, 2019 @ 6-10 PM

Hot Spot: The Showroom, 1099 14th Street NW. Washington, D.C.

Deets: Mardi Gras Extravaganza (MGE) is all about creating an authentic evening that honors the cuisine, cocktails, and musical culture of New Orleans. 

  • Proceeds from this event benefit DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), whose mission is to fight hunger differently.

  • Over 12 mixologists serve the best of New Orleans classics, in a competition to win title of Best Hurricane Cocktail.  

  • 25 chefs from around the region highlight a NOLA inspired dish focused on deliciousness and sustainability and battling for the title of Best Chef Bite

  • Tables of complimentary masks and beads add to the spirit of this exciting evening

Who You May Spot: Mixologist, Gina Cherservani; Chefs David Guas and Spike Mendelsohn

Hint for the Average Socialite: All you can eat tickets available at $55!