You are here

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the DMV

February 5, 2024

Celebrate Mardi Gras in DMV in 2024

Here are our picks for a festive Mardi Gras in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

Tiki on 18th and The Game Sports Pub

Enjoy a special Mardi Gras Menú from February 2 - 13, 2024 featuring Jambalaya Pasta, Fried Oysters and Shrimp, Fried Oyster Po Boy, Fried Chicken, Red Beans, and Rice, Bourbon-Glazed Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding. Karaoke will kick off the menu on February 6, 2024 and ending with karaoke on February 13, 2024.

La Côte’ D’Or Cafe 

Diners can experience a $45.00 3-Course Dinner Menu.

Due South

Let the good times roll! Our annual Mardi Gras celebration is back! Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Experience Live Music by Dream City Brass,  All-You-Can-Eat Cajun Buffet, One Free Abita Beer (21+), Traditional King Cake, Face Painting, and Dancing

Purchase tickets HERE


King Cakes are for sale through February 13, 2024. Order HERE

Dauphines Mardi Gras party is Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 6:30pm - 10:30pm.

Purchase tickets HERE

VIP Early Admission Ticket - 6:30PM doors open

The VIP ticket includes early admission to the event with all access to 4 bars and full menu spread before the crowds! Kick things off in the enclosed and heated outdoor bar where guest bartenders from award-winning DC bar - Allegory will be featuring their signature cocktails and D.C. spins on New Orleans classics.

There will also be exclusive VIP only activities, including live music, special entertainment, and an interactive tasting room with agave spirits from Ilegal. Be sure to arrive early to take full advantage of all the event has to offer!

Mardi Gras General Admission - 7:30PM-10:30PM

Enjoy passed bites a plenty and several food stations by Chef/Partner Kyle Bailey and Executive Chef Kristen Essig - including Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Seafood Jambalaya
Veggie Étouffée, a Caviar Station - and that's just to name a few!

Harris Creek Oyster Co. is bringing the oysters on the half shell paired with French 75 shooters off the ice luge.  If that's not enough, we'll be finishing off the evening with plenty of King Cakes & beignets made by Pastry Chef Joy Razo.

Open Bar includes access to indoor and outdoor bars with offerings including local and Louisiana drafts, premium wines, and specialty cocktails. Try one of our famous Hurricanes or Sazeracs, head into the outdoor Absinthe Garden for a taste of our favorite anise-flavored spirit or Uptown for a classic French 75.


DJ Harry Hotter & Stylus Chris

Live Music Crush Funk Brass Band

Incredible Dancing Performances by Pyroxotic Entertainment

Tarot Card Reading

Get styled up with facepaint/jewels


The theme is: Love & Legends!

Fat Tuesday officially lands on Feb 13th this year, so we're leaning into the Valentine's as an inspiration for our theme. Come dressed to the theme - or not!

Costumes, cocktail attire, and festive colors are encouraged. Put a romantic spin on your outfit in color, in spirit, or in costume.

This year, we're taking it a step further with a Costume Contest! Winners will be announced on the evening of the event and presented a special surprise. The categories are:

Most on Theme - "Love & Legends"​, Best Celebrity Look-Alike/ Doppelganger, Best Couples Costume

Dauphine's will provide plenty of beads and favors - but don't be afraid to show off your own collection!


Mardi Gras at The Wharf

Parade and party timeline:

3:00pm — Mardi Gras Activities Begin

District Pier Bar opens and begins serving Hurricanes made from Thrasher's Rum on District Pier.  Mardi Gras activity stations on Recreation pier will also open for kids.

3:30pm — Parade Begins

Enjoy a spirited parade featuring stilt walkers, jugglers, the Mardi Gras king and queen, and fantastic floats from your favorite Wharf neighborhood partners. Washington Capitals, G-Wiz of the Washington Wizards, Cheer DC, Command Force of the Washington Commanders and more will also participate.

4:30pm-7:00pm — Live Music

Following the parade, the celebration continues on with a dance party and live music by the Naptown Brass Band on District Pier Stage, The Experience Band & Show on the Transit Pier Floating Stage, Too Much Talent Band on The Grove Stage and Crush Funk Brass Band on the Boathouse Stage. 

6:30pm — Fireworks Salute

More information visit HERE