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Celebrate Mardi Gras & Presidents’ Day this Weekend in Sacramento

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Not only does this weekend hold the majority of Sacramento’s Mardi Gras events (Mardi Gras is officially Tuesday, February 21 this year), it is also a three-day-er for many, given Monday’s Presidents’ Day Holiday. If your weekend’s not already action-packed, or if you’re looking to add a little bit more to your plate, here are a few viable options.

If you’re the type to get up and dance, head to The Park Ultra Lounge for their Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration, featuring two nights of decorations, masks, and beads galore. Friday night features DJ Scene and Saturday celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Bacardi Rum.

If you prefer to hop around from spot to spot, there are two great pub crawls organized for Saturday night—the Mardi Gras Bloc Party in The Sutter District and Old Sacramento Mardi Gras, which features live music, entertainment, and drink specials at nearly a dozen Old Sacramento bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Perhaps stop in at Marilyn’s on K on your way between the two for their Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball (be sure to wear your carnival mask & Mardi Gras attire)!

And, since you’ll get to sleep in on Monday, consider taking in a Sunday evening Music or Comedy performance, see a film, or get a little lesson in Sacramento brewing history prior to Sacramento Beer Week.

On Monday afternoon, take the kiddilies to Power Balance Pavilion to see Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 which has two performances (Noon & 4pm) that day, or take your time strolling through one of Sacramento’s many Museum or Gallery exhibits.


Find more detail on these events along with many more at Details, the year-round source for Sacramento events.

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