Mardi Gras Taking Shape
January 23, 2013 by DowntownPhoenix
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Giant puppets, brass bands and thousands of revelers are set to take to the streets of Downtown for the third annual Mardi Gras parade, festival and pub crawl on Feb. 9. And just who will be at this FREE family-friendly tribute to good times, you ask?
Boy, do we have a list.
And the parade participants includes a dizzying list of 18 participants ranging from bicycle brigades to pint size twirlers:
Evans Churchill Community Association
Arizona Roller Derby
Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club (Arizona Chapter)
Krewe of Helios Arizona
Mayday Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy
Justice League of Arizona
Laveen Twirling Academy
USS Asteria & Friends
Bad Cactus Brass Band
But the parade isn’t the only scheduled fun, the daylong festival features culinary offerings from Jamburritos, Karim’s Cobbler Shop & Deli, Hao Bao, Ed the Hotdogger, Poppamaize and all your favorite CityScape restaurants as well as outdoor vendors including:
Caricature Me Super
Frickin Awesome Face Painting
Paparazzi Accessories with Amy Hammond
Kathy Zimmerman Photography
The Social Station
Dark Goddess Creations
Roadrunner Crazy Hats and Beads
Think Positive Apparel
Pats Po Box
Mayday Pit Bull
Feel like really getting the good times rolling? Stick around for our Mardi Crawl pub crawl starting at 9 p.m. Walk to the bars for free, or spend a meager $15 and hop on a Mardi Crawl Krewe Trolley for dedicated transportation and VIP treatment as you party the night away. Participating bars include:
Rose and Crown
Legends Sports Bar & Restaurant
Majerle’s Sports Grill
Now, it’s midnight and you could really go for something to soak up all that you’ve imbibed (required PSA: please drink responsibly), good news! We’ll have late night food trucks, including Sandra Dee’s Catering, Hao Bao and The Grilled Cheese Truck lined up on Central just for you. Grab a snack (or a whole meal) before you hop in your awaiting Discount Cab chariot to get home safely.
Want to join us? You can buy Mardi Crawl pub crawl tickets here: