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Choose San Diego to celebrate Mardi Gras in California. Every year the downtown Gaslamp Quarter hosts massive three-day festivities in the area's best nightclubs, live music clubs, restaurants, and bars. All visitors are encouraged to wear costumes and let themselves loose during flamboyant street parties New Orleans style with live jazz and delicious food.
The Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras event includes a masquerade parade with floats, music, and dances. It culminates on the weekend before the Shrove Tuesday, with multiple celebrations across the neighborhood. Shops, bars bars, clubs, and restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter offer major discounts and drop cover charges.
Mardi Gras Beads, Bites & Booze Tour is a number one carnival party crawl in Southern California that offers a busy and fun weekend leading up to Fat Tuesday. It offers free admission to over twenty Mardi Gras Parties with music, thrilling entertainment, and free booze shots for all the participants. This is an adult-only event.