Mardi Gras in Dallas is marked with parties, pub crawls, parades, and music events, bringing true New Orleans vibes to the Big D. The main highlight of the celebration is the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade, the largest such event in North Texas.
Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade (February 11, 2024)
The annual Dallas Mardi Gras Parade takes place in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, Dallas. The procession kicks off at 1 pm, starting at the corner of West Davis St and Windomere Ave and making its way into the center of Bishop Arts District. Thousands of spectators line up the streets, trying to catch beads thrown from dozens of parade floats. Bishop Avenue also hosts a free block party. Jazz, Zydeco music, delicious Southern foods, and lots of beer await visitors. Parking for the spectators is available at Kidd Springs Recreation Center, a parking lot at Bishop Ave. and 9th St., and near the Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Mardi Gras Bar Crawls (February 10, 2024)
Several Mardi Gras Bar Crawls take place in Dallas to celebrate the festive season. Pub Pioneers' Mardi Gras Beads & Brews Bar Crawl includes free entry to participating venues as well as food and drink specials. The annual Mardi Gras Bar Crawl starts at Playground Bar Uptown. Participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes. Masks and beads are available at registration.