28 September, 2022, 12:38

Mardi Gras Festival brings an alligator roast & crawfish boil to The Parish

Cajun cuisine with a little bit of Tucson flavor

The good times are about to be rollin’.

The Parish is celebrating Fat Tuesday with their ninth annual Mardi Gras Festival from 2 – 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25.

Much like the previous years, the Parish is roasting several alligators over an open flame, each weighing between 20-30 pounds, and making a grand total of about 600 pounds of gator waiting to be eaten.

25feb2:00 pm10:00 pmMardi Gras FestivalAlligator roast, crawfish boil & more2:00 pm - 10:00 pm AZ The Parish

In addition, you can expect classic Cajun food and a Crawfish Boil from chef Travis Peters and his crew, beer from Abita Brewing, multiple drink specials, live music, and a massive amount of beads to go all around.

And that’s not all; both the gators and the crawfish (all 500 pounds) are flown in from Louisiana, live. How’s that for fresh and authentic?


Live music will be provided by the River Road Ramblers, Mike Herbert Prison Band, Tiny House of Funk, Brian Dean Trio, Mighty Joel Ford and Michael P., Muffulettas, Bad News Blues Band, and In Tha Zone.

The Parish is located at 6453 N. Oracle Rd. For more information about the Mardi Gras festival, call (520) 797-1233 or visit theparishtucson.com.

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.