Our friends in New Orleans do Mardi Gras bigger, but if you can't afford a ticket to the Big Easy this year, you can still have a good time.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday in New York City with Cajun food, drink specials, and live NOLA-style music at Mardi Gras parties.
Recommend another NYC Mardi Gras event for our listings.
- Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball -- This New Orleans style celebration on Saturday, February 9th will feature performances by Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, Stooges Brass Band, The Main Squeeze, and DJ Cochon de Lait. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear celebratory costumes and Mardi Gras finery and prepare for serious bead tossing. Tickets are $35 per person.
- Trombone Shorty at Marquee -- Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will perform with the High & Mighty Brass Band at Marquee on Tuesday night. Note: Tickets are now sold out.
- Bourbon Street Bar and Grill -- Visit the French Quarter on West 46th Street on Fat Tuesday for $5 Hurricanes, a $20 Cajun buffet, live music, and lots of giveaways. If you can't wait, you can start celebrating on Saturday, February 9 at Bourbon Street's Mardi Gras Masquerade Party.
- The Delta Grill Mardi Gras Party -- The Delta Grill throws a serious Mardi Gras party in Hell's Kitchen every year. For just $25, you get a free Hurricane, an all-you-can-eat Cajun buffet including crawfish boil and jambalaya, and live music from CITIGRASS.