Mardi Gras Madness Sweeps Through the Gaslamp Quarter This February | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets To Big Easy Bites & Booze Tasting Tour AND Mardi Gras In The Gaslamp

February 16, 2017

The Gaslamp Quarter is going all out for Mardi Gras in 2017! In addition to the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade & Celebration on Fat Tuesday, February 28, featuring headliner Warren G, new this year is The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour on Saturday, February 25 - a self guided, Mardi Gras-themed tasting tour of downtown San Diego featuring bites, cocktails and beads from 20 Gaslamp hotspots. We are offering promo code SDVILLE for top savings on tickets to both events, as well as raffling off the ultimate Mardi Gras package with 2 VIP tickets to Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras and 2 tickets to The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour!

The Big Easy Booze & Bites Tour will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 1-5pm and offer ticket holders the chance to taste 20 downtown eateries who will prepare small dishes with a NOLA twist and Mardi Gras-style cocktail samples. Indulge in offerings from 20 hotspots all while collecting beads, beads, and more beads just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Once you collect 10 beads, head over to check-in to receive your exclusive VIP beads which will grant you access into the secret rooftop afterparty. Tickets for this delicious self guided stroll start at just $25 and promo code SDVILLE saves $5 per ticket.

Then on FAT Tuesday, February 28, from 5pm to midnight, the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter will be closed off for the 23rd annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade & Celebration - the BIGGEST Mardi Gras party west of New Orleans! This year's event will be bigger than ever with more confetti, more dancers, and more beads than ever before, as more than 20,000 revelers descend on downtown San Diego to erupt the streets with music, cheering, dancing and a parade that features awesome floats, stilt walkers, tricked out cars, performers, sexy samba dancers and more.

In addition to three stages of live entertainment, including a performance by headliner Warren G, this year Mardi Gras party hubs will pop up throughout every block of the Gaslamp to keep your thirst quenched and the party going. General Admission tickets start at $30, but get the ultimate Mardi Gras experience by going VIP for an exclusive night on the town complete with VIP-only entry, 7 complementary drinks, $1 off drinks at the VIP Lounge Bar, access to the Exclusive VIP Lounge & Stage, VIP exclusive restrooms, and VIP Parade Viewing. VIP tickets start at $80, and promo code SDVILLE saves $5 per GA and $15 per VIP ticket when purchased online.

San Diego Mardi Gras benefits the development and preservation of Downtown San Diego through its partnership with the The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit