8 ways to let the good times roll for Mardi Gras in Atlanta


Come Feb. 28, bring out the beads, don a mask and make merry for Mardi Gras in Atlanta.

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Lavish parties, creative crawls and family revelry are all part of Atlanta’s Mardi Gras scene. 

Laissez les bons temps rouler aka let the good times roll with these 9 Atlanta Mardi Gras events:

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure

http://www.atlantabartours.com
noon, Saturday Feb. 25, two starting locations: STATS – 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, and 
Sweet Auburn Curb Market , 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta 30303, $14.99- $27.99
Sashay around town on the streetcar with 1,500 of your new friends at this Mardi Gras-theme event. The tour hits the Atlanta historical district of Edgewood Ave, Fairly Poplar District and Centennial Olympic Park and stops at 11 participating bars, eateries and attractions like Bone Lick BBQ and Park Bar. Costumes encouraged. Oh, yeah, your wristband also entitles you to free NOLA-themed shots.

Party at home

https://www.adelescajun.com/

If you'd like to do Mardi Gras from the comfort of your own home, Adele's on Canton, 1169 Canton St., Roswell, is happy to order up an authentic king cake for you from Meche's Donut King in Lafayette, Louisiana. Plain or cream cheese king cakes will run you $30. Adele’s is now accepting orders by phone (770-594-0655), and pickups will be on Monday, Feb. 20 and Monday, Feb. 27.

Beads & Booze bar tour in Virginia Highlands
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
http://www.atlantabartours.com
$15 tour ticket, must have valid ID and be 21 or older to attend
Registration through 4 p.m. at Fontaine's Oyster Bar, 1026.5 N Highland Ave. Event goes until 6 p.m.
Come dressed in your best beads and crawl like you're in the Big Easy. The fete includes free NOLA-theme
foods and shots and 3/2/1 drink specials at participating bars including Taco Cowboy and Highland Tap. beads, New Orleans themed food specials and more. (3/2/1 = $3.00 well OR $2.00 beer OR $1.00 shot with your wristband)

Fat Tuesday at the W Atlanta
 7 - 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, W Atlanta's Trace Restaurant W Atlanta-Midtown.$10 for entry to the show and a slice of King Cake; $55 for a 3-course meal at 
188 14th St NE. 404-892-6000
www.watlantamidtown.com

The Jugtime Ragband will be playing all the Bourbon Street favorites live in the heart of Midtown in the W’s Living Room. Take in Cajun fare, free king cake and sip on $8 hurricanes. 

Clarkesville Mardi Gras

https://www.eventbrite.com

6 - 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Habersham Event Center, 

583 Grant St., Clarkesville. Tickets are $35. 706-754-2220.
An extravagant evening of dinner and dancing, complete with the crowning of a King and Queen, a photo booth and party favors.


Mardis Gras with Chef Henryhttp://www.chefhenrys.com
8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28,  Chef Henry's, 4835 N. Main St., Acworth. 770-966-1515
Party all day long on Fat Tuesday, beginning with bacon, biscuits, beignets and bloody marys in the morning, then all-day drink specials, a costume contest at 8 p.m. and continuing the party into the wee hours.

Mardis Gras Masquerade at the Masquerade
http://events.accessatlanta.com
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
The Masquerade
50 Lower Alabama St. SW. 404-577-8178
www.atlmardigrasparty.com
Saturday, February 25th
http://www.masq.com/

An old-school approach to the dance party: a masquerade ball presented by Just Loaf'n New Orleans Poboys and featuring the Rebirth Brass Band.

The Mead Road Mardi Gras parade and party

https://decatureducationfoundation.org/mardigras/
1-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, Mead Road, Decatur
Food and drink tokens start at $5 for one beer or food item
Neighborhood fun, food and drinks. Bring those beads for tossing.

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