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Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County (2023)

Mardi Gras is a celebration that is typically enjoyed by those in the southern United States, but many families in Southern California want to know where they can go to enjoy some of the festivities. While there are not many official events here in Orange County, there are still plenty of places that offer great food, music and fun for kids. Here are four recommendations for Mardi Gras celebrations near Southern California.

This month we’re sharing where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County!!! Some of these places are completely kid-friendly and others you may want to bring your best friend instead. It’s an ever-growing list and we’d love to have your suggestions too – drop them in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a celebration most celebrated by Catholics. Those who celebrate Christmas as Jesus’ birth will start preparing for the next big religious event – the crucifixion of Jesus that falls on Easter Sunday. This is a very special time for Catholics because Lent Season commences and it lasts 40 days. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.

The time of Lent is usually a time of fasting for many and it is common among Latinos to give up eating meat during this time. Because Lent is considered a pretty serious time to prepare for the crucifixion of Christ, there is a day right before Lent where people party their butts off as a way to get it all out of their system before they start the period of Lent. This day is usually referred to as “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras, or even Carnaval (which is a whole week of partying that ends on Fat Tuesday). This year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 25th.

I have never been to New Orleans or Brazil to celebrate this popular holiday. However, this year you can have Mardi Gras come to you at any of these events:

Mardi Gras Events in Orange County

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen | Downtown Disney, Anaheim

TBD

Every year, this place hosts a party with live music and great food and drinks inspired by New Orleans!

 


Mardi Gras Celebration | Spaghettini, Seal Beach

February 21, 2023, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Featuring the music of Delta Nove.
Authentic Food & Cocktail specials served all day.
Tickets $35/ $45


Mardi Gras outside of Orange County


Long Beach Mardi Gras | Shoreline Village, Long Beach

February 25, 2023, 1:00PM-5:00PM

Stay tuned for more details..

Carnival -Mardi Gras Jumps Off | Rare Breed Clubhouse, Gardena

February 18-19, 2023, 9:00PM-2:00AM

Come and enjoy a lovely Caribbean-Mardi Gras party with lots of food and drinks.

Mardi Gras: Paint and Sip | Basin 141 Social Bar & Kitchen, Monrovia

February 21, 2023, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Our evening will start at 7pm at Basin 141. All guests must arrive 5-10 minutes early for seating, drink orders and to get everyone settled in for our painting class. Each guest will receive 2 drink tickets upon arrival, a plate for appetizers, as well as the supplies for the evening. The night will close up around 9pm after we have had some great fun and painted an amazing canvas together.

MARDI GRAS-FAT TUESDAY 2023 CELEBRATION | Old Town Blues Club, Temecula

February 21, 2023, 7:30PM-10:30PM

LAISSEZ LE BON TEMPS ROULER!! (LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!) AT OLD TOWN BLUES CLUB. THIS EVENT HAS TURNED INTO OUR BIGGEST, FUNNEST, MOST ENERGETIC PARTY OF THE YEAR!! COME DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION!! BRAZILIAN SAMBA DANCERS! PARTY FAVORS! LIVE MUSIC FROM CHRIS THAYER & THE TCB! WE’LL BE CONGA-LINING DOWN THE STREET BEFORE IT’S ALL OVER!

Vegan Mardi Gras! | Common Space Brewery, Hawthorne

February 18, 2023, 12:00PM-5:00PM

It’s baaaaack! Mark your calendars and celebrate with us! @theplantbasela (formerly Green Saturday LA) invites you to join us for the return of Vegan Mardi Gras! Delicious vegan food, craft beer, live music & more! 


Originally published on March 5, 2019. Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Belinda Espinoza Simon

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Belinda Espinoza is a Santa Ana native who grew up speaking Spanish to her abuela and Mexican parents. She went to college to become an educator and continues to work in the field of education. She also has ten nieces and nephews and she enjoys spending time with them. Her blogging career started in 2014 when Pattie Cordova invited her to join the team. Little did she know how much she would develop a passion for writing. She loves attending date night events, business networking events, local travel and writing about things to do with family and friends. She also loves going to food festivals for date night and trying out new restaurants. Finding a new adventure is always fun and getting to write about it is even better!

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