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TOWER DISTRICT MARDI GRAS PARADE
New Orleans style entertainment and dining comes to the Tower District for the 11th annual Mardi Gras celebration: Locally Grown -A Celebration of all things Fresno - in the Tower. Festivities begin on Sunday, February 3 with the Grand Mardi Gras Parade starting at 1:00 p.m. The parade starts at Olive and Fruit avenues, traveling east on Olive to Maroa Avenue. Floats, live bands, walking and biking krewes, choral groups, dancing troupes, drum lines and much more all bring life to this diverse celebration of community. Come early to get a good spot for viewing all the fun.
If New Orleans style food is your fancy, Tower restaurants will be serving up Cajun and Creole meal specials all week long for lunch and dinner. For the nightlife lovers, the Tower District Mardi Gras festivities conclude with indoor Fat Tuesday parties on February 20 at most Tower District restaurants and night spots. Fat Tuesday parties feature live music, beads, drink and dinner specials and lots of Tower-style fun. Mardi Gras in the Tower is brought to you by the Tower District Marketing Committee, Heineken, and Red Bull Energy Drink. For additional information call (559) 497-8362.