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Mardi Gras Celebrations in Reno Tahoe

Fat Tuesday feasts and Mardi Gras merriments are soon-to-be underway in Reno Tahoe. Come hungry, come thirsty, and come prepared for a wild weekend. Laissez les bons temps rouler!  Let the good times roll!

Come Hungry – and Thirsty

Silver Legacy – February 28-March 4

Let’s begin with they’re handing beads out in all of their restaurants!

Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, Pearl Oyster Bar & Grill, and Café Central will be serving a Mardi Gras feast to mark the celebration. Enjoy delicacies like Gumbo Ya Ya, New Orleans BBQ shrimp with white rice and smothered cabbage with Andouille, blackened CAB rib eye steak, and Bailey’s and coffee cheesecake with praline syrup and Chantilly cream. Mardi Gras would not be complete without some quality adult libations – like a traditional Muddy Water or Hurricane!

JA Nugget – February 28-March 4

Enjoy a fun, party atmosphere with free, live New Orleans-style music, $5,000 in free play giveaways, face painting, a caricaturist, Cajun food and drinks, free Marti Gras beads, free party favors and free King Cake!

All of the Nugget’s restaurants will feature special, Cajun-style menu items during the Parti Gras event, including Duet of Cajun Rib Eye & Prawns Etouffee at The Steakhouse Grill, Cajun Chicken Andouille Pasta at The Noodle Hut, “Ragin’ Cajun” Dinner buffets on Friday and Saturday at the Rotisserie Buffet, a Parti Gras Brunch on Sunday at the Rotisserie Buffet, Oyster Bar Jambalaya and more! Traditional Marti Gras beverages, such as hurricanes, will also be available for purchase.

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Stay for the Party

Eldorado’s Mardi Gras Party – March 4

  • $250 Cash For the Person with the Most Beads!
  • Hurrican Shooters $2
  • Fireball $3
  • Patron $4
  • Who Dat Bomb $5
  • No Cover

Family Friendly Festivities

Northstar Ski Resort – February 28-March 4

Live Music

Saint Gabriel Celestial Brass Band will be performing on the Village stage from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The American jazz & blues, soul & funk band was formed by Tom Wiggins in 1990 and has performed around the world.

Mardi Gras Mask Face Painting

Giggle & Grin Face and Body Art will be on-site three days over the holiday weekend to delight kids and adults with free Mardi Gras mask face painting. Face painting will happen inside Starbucks.

Mardi Gras 2013

Laissez les bons temps rouler, or let the good times roll, in Reno Tahoe USA this Mardi Gras with dance parties, drink specials, a party on the rails and more!

Naughty Gras 2013 – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

You don’t to need be on Bourbon St. to have a naughty good time for Mardi Gras this year. Join the Silver Legacy Resort Casino for Naughty Gras 2013 on February 9, where you will dance the night away to the sounds of DJ KOS while sipping jazzy drink specials inspired by The Big Easy. Make sure to spice up your outfit as thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be given out for the most erotic costumes. The party starts at 9 pm in the Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door and $35 for the VIP Jester’s Lounge.

Stay the weekend at a special nightly rate of $59.99 on Friday and Saturday when you use reservation code “NAUGHTY”.

Parti Gras – John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Don’t miss the three-day Mardi Gras celebration at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, kicking off with a concert by New Orleans legend and five-time Grammy winner Dr. John on Friday, February 15 at 9 pm. The festivities continue with free concerts by Mumbo Gumbo on Saturday, February 16, and Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic on Sunday, February 17, both starting at 9 pm. Before the Sunday concert, be sure to catch the Parti Gras casino parade with showgirls, free hats and beads, Mardi Gras face art and much more. And of course, grab a Hurricane for $4.99 and keep the glass!

Enjoy the tastes of NOLA at the Rotisserie Buffet featuring all-you-can-eat favorites, such as dirty rice and jambalaya, along with Louisiana style specials in all Nugget restaurants.

Fat Tuesday Party – The Brew Brothers

Free beads, an open bar and hot beats. You’ll find it all at the Fat Tuesday Party, February 12, at The Brew Brothers located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Enjoy a $10 open premium bar from 9:30  – 11:30 pm while DJ Chris English spins today’s top tracks into the early morning hours.

Mardi Crawl – Squaw Valley

For a Fat Tuesday celebration at slightly higher elevation, join the Mardi Crawl, February 12, at Squaw Valley. From 2-7 pm, hop from bar to bar with fellow beaded patrons while taking advantage of food and drink specials. And to top it all off, a live band will accompany the party to each stop!

Reno Fun Train

Hop aboard the Reno Fun Train, February 8-10, for a Mardi Gras experience like no other. Treat yourself to a weekend of winter fun with a live-music Dance Car, Piano Lounge, Smoking Car with Cigar Lounge and an available chair massage. The journey includes roundtrip charter train with reserved seats; including, meals served at your seat, entertainment, hotel and more. Weekend packages start at $340 per person.

For more information, visit our Reno Fun Train 2013 blog.

hands/ON! Mardi Gras and Carnival – Nevada Museum of Art

For a family friendly Mardi Gras, bring the kids to the Nevada Museum of Art on February 9, from 10 am – 4 pm for a FREE day filled with hands-on art projects, performances and storytelling.

Schedule

10 am – 4 pm: Make Your Own Maracas

10 am – 4 pm: Creative Mask Making

10:30 & 11 am: Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

10:30 am & 12 pm: Cultural Presentation & Brazilian Frevo Demonstration with US Samba Queen, Jonia McCleanney

1:00 pm: Public Tour – The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon

2:30 & 3 pm: Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

For more information on what’s happening in Reno Tahoe USA, visit our events calendar.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

It’s Fat Tuesday.
The height of the Mardi Gras celebration. The pinnacle of Carnaval. The time of year when religious and non-religious types alike trek to places like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro to whoop it up.

So if you can’t make it to Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy, fear not, Reno Tahoe has you covered for all of your Mardi Gras needs.

Reno Rotary
The 2010 Mardi Gras Food and Wine Tasting is Feb. 16 at the Reno Ballroom.  Indulge in diverse wines, delicious delicacies and decadent desserts from the area’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds from this divine event benefit local programs committed to helping educate and train youth and improve the quality of life in our community.

St James Infirmary
Mike Mayhall (who has played in local bands Keyser Soze and the Droogs) and Friends, host a free jazz music night at St. James tonight (Feb. 16) from 9 til midnight.

Eldorado Reno
Mardi Gras Industry Party (Feb. 16): Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Free beads aren’t the only reason to stop by because it’s the last night to qualify for the best legs in Reno contest, and enjoy drinks specials like $2 Hurricane Shooters, $4 Who Dat Bombs and $4 Patron.

Firkin & Fox
For those of you down South of Reno, the Firkin & Fox is having a “It’s a Firkin Mardi Gras Party” on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 16, starting at 9 PM.  Make sure to dress up for the costume contest, fill up on the drink specials and Cajun food and don’t miss the FIRKIN GIRLS and DJ RED!