After nearly twenty years, San Diego’s longest running Mardi Gras street festival, Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, is shaking things up to debut an all new Fat Tuesday extravaganza unlike any that came before it. The 19th Annual Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, taking place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, will embrace the musical traditions that have been part of the Gaslamp Quarter story since the early 1900’s in the heart of Downtown San Diego, elevating the event to the next level in 2013, while continuing to give event goers lasting memories with new experiences.
Tickets into this fantasy world of masks, illusions, entertainment and beads will be $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the gates, and attendees must be 21 years or older and have a valid photo ID to enter. For the first time since its inception, guests will be granted in and out privileges throughout the evening, allowing guests to craft their own Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras experience, including the wildly popular Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Dinner Packages featured in establishments inside and outside of the event footprint. The 2013 Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp has created a venue that is a more intimate experience for its event goers and encourages its revelers to purchase tickets in advance before it sells out.
Stay tuned for exciting new details and updates on this festive celebration. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Gaslamp Quarter Association’s ongoing promotional programs and efforts to enhance and protect this National Historic District.
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