Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style with an unforgettable evening in San Diego's lively Gaslamp District. On March 4 from 5pm until midnight this neighborhood comes alive with carnival entertainment everywhere you look, including a parade with plenty of beads to catch. This is the ultimate Mardi Gras party on the West Coast with an estimated 30,000 participants hitting the streets and checking out the nightclubs.
The action is non-stop all evening long, and you can expect an incredible line-up of fun throughout the evening. Known at "Nightlife USA", the scene is anchored by five outdoor stages hosting a range of different bands and world-class DJs to keep the beats going. Street acrobats and stilt walkers roam the streets along with fire eaters, glow performers, and an unforgettable cast of characters. There's even a brilliant 50-foot Chinese dragon puppet and talented troupe of samba dancers showing off their moves.
The night culminates at 9:30pm with a colorful parade through the streets of the Gaslamp Districts. Several floats weave their way through the buzzing crowds as spectators try to catch as many beads as possible. This is the biggest block party of the year, so make sure to grab your tickets including a VIP option that gives you access the neighborhood's hottest clubs. Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp is an authentic New Orleans party scene in the heart of Downtown San Diego!