Bead Me: Best American Mardi Gras Parties

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Feb 6, 2013 —  Mardi Gras is the last Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which starts the Lenten Season for Catholics. During Lent, Catholics are supposed to give up some of their materialistic vices – booze, candy, fast food, etc. – and focus on cleansing themselves on both the aforementioned surface level and a more emotional/spiritual level.

Naturally, Mardi Gras serves as the best opportunity for Catholics to party like the world is ending. Of course, Americans of different religions are warmly invited to join the party too – and have happily done so for the past 200 years.

In America, New Orleans serves as the heart and capital of Mardi Gras, but the annual jamboree is not limited to The Big Easy. Guys and girls alike have opportunities to “earn” traditional Mardi Gras beads and medallions in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Washington, DC, and countless other American cities.  

Every city puts their own unique spin on the international celebration, ensuring that Fat Tuesday partiers will experience a nonstop intake of delectable booze and food, while various concerts offer people a chance to make Tuesday feel like Saturday.

Mardi Gras parties in the U.S. are the perfect opportunity for American Catholics and anyone else who wants to join in to take a load off and celebrate purely for the sake of having fun. It might sound weird, but sometimes it’s best to party simply because one can, so go get your beads!

  • Two Boots Mardi Gras Benefit Ball

    Concert / Costume Party / DJ Event / Food & Drink Event Every year in February

    Two Boots Mardi Gras Benefit Ball - Concert | Costume Party | DJ Event | Food & Drink Event in New York.
    New York (le) poisson rouge

    158 Bleecker Street
    New York, NY 10012

    212‑505‑3474

  • Max Entertainment Mardi Gras

    Holiday Event / Party Every year in February

    Max Entertainment Mardi Gras - Holiday Event | Party in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Marriott Marina del Rey

    4100 Admiralty Way
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292

  • Bourbon Street Blowout

    Food & Drink Event / Holiday Event / Party Every year in February

    Bourbon Street Blowout - Food & Drink Event | Holiday Event | Party in Boston.
    Boston The Bell In Hand Tavern

    45-55 Union Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    617‑227‑2098

  • BeadQuest Pub Crawl

    Food & Drink Event / Holiday Event Every year in February

    BeadQuest Pub Crawl - Food & Drink Event | Holiday Event in Chicago.
    Chicago Throughout the city
  • Ruby Skye's Mardi Gras 2013: 2 Nights of Revelry

    DJ Event / Party Feb 8–9, 2013

    Ruby Skye's Mardi Gras - DJ Event | Party in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Ruby Skye

    420 Mason Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    415‑693‑0777

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