Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday have long been a tradition for anyone who appreciates a good party. While Salt Lake City isn’t hosting a parade this year, we’ve found a few places where revelers can find a dose of Mardi Gras magic. Check out this list of fun things to do while we show you the best places to get your beads.
Dinner and Dancing for a Good Cause!
J.E. Cosgriff Memorial High School and St. Ambrose Church have planned their annual fundraiser dinner and dance. This adult only event includes dinner from Lugano Italian Restaurant, dancing, and silent and real-time auctions. At $50.00 per person, all proceeds will benefit the school and parish of St. Ambrose. Doors open March 5, at 6 p.m. at 1975 South 2300 East in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit http://www.cosgriff.org or call 801-486-3197.
Get Your Groove On!
Jam, located at 751 North 300 West in Salt Lake City, is hosting a Gay Mardi Gras Weekend. Beginning Friday, March 4, DJ V. spins from 9 p.m. until close. Saturday, March 5, DJ Mike Babbitt will keep you on the dance floor, returning on Fat Tuesday, March 8, for more fun. The party starts at 9 p.m. each night with no cover charge. Costumes are encouraged and there will be beads aplenty to go around. Jam has been voted Best New Club, Best Gay Club and Best Karaoke for 2010! Jam does not discriminate based upon sexual orientation and all are invited to check out Salt Lake City ‘s Best New Club. For more information visit http://www.jamslc.com
For the Young and the Young at Heart!
Attention Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad! Your children can have a spectacular time at the Mardi Gras bash hosted by St. Olaf’s Church and School in Bountiful. Located at 1793 South Orchard Drive, Bountiful, this school’s yearly party includes face painting, a putting green and other carnival atmosphere activities for only $15.00 per family! Ricardo’s DJ Entertainment will spin hits from the 50’s to now, including some Cajun to get everyone into that Mardi Gras mood. “I hang out and my grandchildren have a blast!” says Paulette Hill, spokesperson for St. Olaf’s Parish. For more information, visit http://www.stolafs.org or 801-295-3621.
Something for everyone. That’s the name of the game this year in Salt Lake City and the venues above give everyone a place to play.
Salt Lake City Corporation
Betsy, Principal of J.E. Cosgriff Memorial High School
Jam Nightclub Staff
Paulette Hill, Administrator St. Olaf’s Catholic Church
Christa Smith, Organizer, St. Olaf’s Catholic Church and School Mardi Gras Committee