Mardi Gras Fun in San Diego


by Scott Murphy

Most of us won’t be able to make the Mardi Gras fun in New Orleans, but not to worry, mon cheri. San Diego has special plans for a Mardi Gras celebration on 2/24/2009 that promises some outrageous fun.

The San Diego Gaslamp area in downtown San Diego will host the Mardi Gras fun starting at 6 p.m. The celebration this year will include two wickedly fun parades on Fifth Avenue, which will start at about 7 p.m. and last about one hour each.  Additionally, there will be a block party with bands playing at several stages.

Beads? Bring beads, share beads, catch beads–there will be lots to go around.

San Diego’s Mardi Gras event will happen, rain or shine and is a 21-and-up event.  Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at entry gates.

Advance tickets can be purchased online for $15 at Proceeds will benefit GQA (Gaslamp Quarter Association).

Come join the fun. I plan to be there with video camera and just may catch you on tape!