Tuesday, February 9th is the date for the 17th Annual Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade! Our Mardi Gras Parade is the largest in the DC area. It’s FREE, it’s family-friendly, and it’s big fun. If the weather is dry, thousands of local residents and visitors will line the parade route along Wilson Blvd. from North Barton St. to Washington Blvd. Participating in the parade is a great way to have fun–participants can wear masks, dress completely inappropriately, and throw stuff at people. What’s not to like? (And it also happens to be a wonderful and inexpensive way to showcase your group, business, musical talents or whatever else, to cheering throngs). Parade participants can also get discounted entrance tickets to our first-ever Mardi Gras Ball!
Advance tickets for the ball for non-participants are $20, but the event will be great! We have two great bands, Louisiana fare, and your favorite beverages. Proceeds from the event help ensure that the Mardi Gras Parade can continue, and also benefit our event partner, St. Charles Church.
The Parade Registration deadline is Monday, February 1st. Bead orders must be submitted by Monday, January 25th. Mardi Gras Ball Tickets can be purchased in advance, and will also be sold at the door.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on February 9!h! Laissez les bons temps rouler!