Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, includes the practice of eating rich foods and having a grand time. With that being said, you’ve got some options if you’re planning on letting the good times roll this year on Tuesday, February 13.
Tucson may not be as wild as Bourbon Street, but there are a few fun events to attend here in town.
1912 is celebrating with a special Taco Tuesday night with Daniela’s Cooking. Daniela’s will be making a Gumbo-style Taco — best paired with 1912 Gettin’ Jiggs With It saison or the Salacious Schizophrenic Snake West Coast IPA.
The sandwich shop isn’t hosting a Fat Tuesday party but they are taking orders for King Cakes to go. You can make your order at any of the three locations or online.
A special edition of the Mysterious Babies comes together to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Century Room. Join the Babies as they carry on the tradition of such trailblazers as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, and many more originators of New Orleans jazz.
This show will feature a special selection of New Orleans-inspired food and cocktails to enhance the evening.
Forty Niner Country Club will be serving the following specials to celebrate:
There’s also going to be a few cocktail specials.
The Gaslight in Oro Valley is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration with the Wildcat Jazz Band. “With their unique blend of impeccable musicianship, traditional music, and slapstick humor, Wildcat Jazz has been planting smiles on faces since 2004. Founded by New Christy Minstrels veteran Rob Wright and his roster of world-class musicians, Wildcat Jazz has gained global recognition with its free-wheeling mix of well-known jazz favorites, tongue-in-cheek originals, and Dixieland staples.”
Celebrate Mardi Gras in style at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort with vibrant flavors of New Orleans cuisine! Indulge in a culinary journey with a menu inspired by the Big Easy, showcasing classic dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and Cajun oysters. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with live music by the Rillito River Band, and the lively spirit of this iconic celebration.
Tickets are $90 per person and include a New Orleans-inspired buffet and two complimentary drink tickets.
Son of the legendary Buckwheat Zydeco, Sir Reginald Dural, and the Il Sont Partis Band carry the torch alongside his father’s longtime friend Lee Allen Zeno. The night will be full of dancing, New Orleans-style food, and so much more!
Known for creating an incredible Southern dining experience year-round, The Parish goes all-out for Mardi Gras with deliciously indulgent Southern food — including an alligator roast, crawfish boil, Cajun sampler plates, King Cake, and more (festive drinks, and the best live musical talent Tucson has to offer).
$15 entrance at the door (which goes to support our incredible musical talents) Entry will be first come, first served, so be sure to show up early! No re-entry. Complimentary beads are given upon entrance. Food and drink are sold separately.
This is a 21+ event unless accompanied by a parent (no minors after 9 p.m.). Parking is very limited, so they highly recommend using rideshare.
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