Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday activities in the Dallas / Fort Worth area offer a wide variety of events, some of which are appropriate for adults and others designed for family enjoyment. Four different celebrations are listed below by date of occurrence (February 19th through March 8th).
1. 10th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style – Dallas, Texas
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Location: Automobile Building, Fair Park, 1010 First Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210
What: 26 Texas/Red Dirt & Country music artists on five stages
Time: Per the web site: “The box office will open 1 hour before doors and close 30 min after the last band goes on stage.” Note: The first act is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and the last act is scheduled for 11:15 p.m.
Information: email@example.com or Gilley’s Dallas at 469-941-0548
One Day General Admission Ticket
Tickets can be purchased at a discount in advance on the web page or at DFW Kroger Food Stores. You can also purchase one day tickets at the door for full price.
Click-N-Print Online: $32.50 + $3.50 service fee = $36.00
At The Door: $40.00
Mardi Gras Texas Style!™ features a Fully Stocked VIP Bar in the Texas Red Dirt Roads (TXRDR) Pavilion inside the Automobile Building.
Click-N-Print Online: $10.00 + $1.50 service fee = $11.50
At the Door: There is a $15.00 fee (until sold out). $15.00 is paid at the entrance of the TXRDR Pavilion to gain access to the TXRDR Pavilion all day!
- You MUST purchase a general admission ticket along with your pavilion pass. The pavilion pass alone will not get you into the event!
- You must be 21 & up to enter!
- In the Pavilion, you are able to purchase your VIP Bar tickets (Rum & Coke, Whiskey & Coke, Vodka & Sprite, etc) & see exclusive interviews of all of your favorite Mardi Gras Artists & maybe a few surprises!
- The TXRDR Pavilion will also have exclusive restrooms!
2. Mardi Gras Oak Cliff
Dates: March 5 – 6, 2011
Location: Bishop Arts District, Dallas
Dash for the Beads – Saturday morning, March 5, 2011
North Oak Cliff – 5k run, costume contest, and festival
Masquerade Ball – Saturday, March 5, 2011
Historic Kessler Theatre
Crawfish Boil – Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Bishop Arts District
Parade -Sunday, March 6, 2011
North Bishop Avenue (see map on web site for parade route)
(The web site was not completed as of January 20 2011. It should be completed before the middle of February.)
3. Mardi Gras ‘Fat Tuesday’ Celebration (family entertainment)
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hours: Begins at 5 p.m.
Contact Phone: (940) 497‑2226 ext. 132
Location: Lake Dallas City Hall
Details: Begins at 5 p.m. with a New Orleans style parade complete with candy and beads. The headline band will be The Nawlin’s Gumbo Kings with their “Big Easy” style of jazz. Mardi Gras style contests (see web site link for details), food and fun for the kids.
4. Fat Tuesday at the Mansion – Mardi Gras Fort Worth Style
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – Starting at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Stonegate Mansion
4100 Stonegate Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76109
$50 Sister Cities Members
RSVP by March 2, 2011
Live Band – Dancing to “Brave Combo”
Cajun fare and libations
Raffle for airfare for 2 in the Continental U.S., Canada or Mexico
Best Dancers Contest
King and Queen Contest