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Mardi Gras Texas Style (February 2021, canceled)
Mardi Gras in Dallas is marked with a music festival that takes place at the State Fairgrounds. Mardi Gras Texas Style is a one-day event that features up to 30 bands on five stages in Fair Park Automobile Building. The 2020 edition hosts big names like Josh Abbott Band, Flatland Cavalry, Aaron Watson, and Shane Smith & The Saints. Past line-ups featured bands and performers like Kody West, Jacob Bryant, Roger Creager, Josh Ward, Kolby Cooper, Grady Spencer & The Work, Chris Colston, Giovannie & the Hired Guns, Tim Montana, Frank Ray, and Dylan Wheeler. A full day of country music is complemented by mouth-watering foods like po'boys and gumbo. Cocktail service and private acoustic sets are also available.
Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade (February 13, 2021, virtual)
The annual Dallas Mardi Gras Parade takes place in Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, Dallas. Thousands of spectators line up the streets beginning at 4:00 p.m. to catch beads thrown from dozens of parade floats. The procession starts at the corner of West Davis St and Windomere Ave, making its way into the center of Bishop Arts District. Bishop Avenue also hosts a free block party. Jazz, Zydeco music, delicious Southern foods, and lots of beer await visitors.