Scenes from the 2019 Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade. Photo by Bret Redman.

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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in Dallas

Get your fill of crawfish, jazz, king cakes, and hurricanes at these Fat Tuesday parties.

Mardi Gras in Oak Cliff

What: Party in Texas fashion at this year’s Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade. The route runs along Davis Street into the heart of Bishop Arts District, where you’ll find local shops and restaurants partaking in the revelry. Cannon’s Corner Irish Pub on Davis St. will have live jazz, face painting, and a Mardi Gras-inspired menu all day.

Where: Davis Street; See the parade route here.

When: February 23, 4 p.m.

Tickets: No cover.

Fat Tuesday at Reveler’s Hall

What: The Bishop Ave Hot Stix are performing traditional jazz standards in celebration of Mardi Gras, so bring your dancing shoes. To carry the theme, Chef Rob Stack will prepare Cajun and Creole favorites. Reserved tables for four cost $125 and include a welcome bottle of champagne.

Where: Revelers Hall

When: February 25, 6-11 p.m.

Tickets: $5 and up.

Pardi Gras 2020

What: A Texas-sized Fat Tuesday fest is happening at Dallas’ House of Blues. Cajun food, live entertainment, and dancing will bring the spirit of Bourbon Street to Dallas.

Where: House of Blues

When: February 25, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Tickets: $12 and up

Mardi Party at Legacy Hall 

What: The Plano food hall has not one, but two celebrations planned for Fat Tuesday. On Saturday, there will be jugglers, stilt walkers, and live jazz at the 3rd annual Mardi Pardi. Tuesday brings the Fat Tuesday Parade with the Big D Marching Band and a Mardi face painting station. Both events will have Creole food specials and $8 hurricanes.

Where: Legacy Hall

When: February 22, 4 p.m.; February 25, 5:30 p.m.

Tickets: No cover.

Bird Café Celebrates Fat Tuesday

What: With festive additions to its regular menu, Bird Café bringing Mardi Gras all the way to Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. Blackened catfish with rock shrimp and crawfish rice with butter sauce are amongst the featured items.

Where: Bird Café

When: February 25

Reservations: www.birdinthe.net

The Rustic’s Annual Mardi Craw Party

What: The Rustic is having an authentic, Bayou-style Cajun crawfish boil on Fat Tuesday. The restaurant will also be serving po’ boy sandwiches, and, to help wash it all down, a Hurricane Frozen Cocktail and a Swamp Thing Frozen Cocktail. Taméca Jones will provide live entertainment.

Where: The Rustic

When: February 25, 5:30-11 p.m.

Tickets: Free with RSVP. VIP tickets are $40 and include food and guaranteed seating.

Mardi Gras Carnival

What: Join a wild Fat Tuesday with DJ Paulo at Station 4’s Mardi Gras Carnival 2020. There will be live performances and face painting all along Cedar Springs.

Where: Station 4

When: February 22, 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Tickets:  $25 and up.

Mardi Gras with Abita Brewing

What: Join Louisiana-based Abita Brewing Co. for a Mardi Gras Celebration with holiday beer, swag, and king cake. What more could you want?

Where: Lakewood Growler

When: February 22, 4-10 p.m.

Tickets: Free.

Texas Size Fat Tuesday

What: Everything’s bigger in Texas–even Mardi Gras. Gas Monkey Live! is bringing out the big guns for its 14th annual Texas Sized Fat Tuesday event, including live DJs, Mardi Gras party favors, a Cajun-inspired menu, and more.

Where: Gas Monkey Live!

When: February 25, 4-11 p.m.

Tickets: Admission is free before 5:30 p.m.; General admission is $5.

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