Mardi Gras is the French term for Fat Tuesday! Fat Tuesday marks the last night of indulging oneself in rich, fatty foods before the beginning of Lent.
Today, it seems Mardi Gras has become one big carnival style party!
Don’t miss out on all the fun going on in Grand Rapids this Fat Tuesday! We have included a list of events that you definitely need to check out!
Fat Tuesday at the B.O.B
Fat Tuesday at The B.O.B., hosted by WLAV-FM, will feature music from Buckwheat Zydeco, The End Times Orchestra, David Molinari & Creolization, Mark Kahny’s New Orleans Nouveau, Lubriphonic and Zydecrunch. Completrly decorated the BOB will feel like a true New Orleans bar! The event will be celebrating its fifth consecutive year by giving away a $500 prize for the best Mardi Gras mask! The event begins at 3pm and is free to everyone 21 and up!
Fat Tuesday at McFadden’s
McFadden’s will host a traditional Mardi Gras party featuring authentic Cajun cuisine, a $100 cash prize giveaway and $2-you-call-it drink specials.
The Motionless Parade begins at 6pm. Judging will be held from 6 – 730pm. Motionless floats of various themes will be set up outside participating Grand Rapids venues. Some of the venues include Hopcat, Bar Divani, 25 Kitchen And Bar, Georgio’s Pizza, J. Gardella, Bar Divani and McFadden’s. Floats are made out of any material and can feature live actors. Last year, Bar Divani took first place for a toga-style float.
Many of the Motionless Parade locations will also be featuring Mardi Gras entertainment and food so be sure to step in and check it out!
Where will you be at this Tuesday?!?