Mardi Gras is almost here and if you can't make it down to New Orleans to enjoy the festivities, there are a few places in Boston that you can check out this weekend that will be partaking in the holiday celebration. Here are a few suggestions from Boston.com.Mardi Gras party at Lir
Head to Lir on Friday, Feb. 28, and celebrate in style with beads, masks, and the traditional “King Cake,” shipped right from New Orleans. Dress in your best purple, green, and gold attire, and enjoy Mardi Gras hurricanes and food specials, including po’ boys and shrimp beignets for purchase. This event is cash bar only and there is a $20 cover.Mardi Gras celebration at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
The Friends of Copley Square is hosting its fourth annual Mardi Gras celebration on Friday, Feb. 28. Attendees will enjoy a New Orleans dinner buffet, live music from the Bo Winiker Band and the Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band, dancing, and prizes. Tickets for this event are $175.Bourbon Street Blowout: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in Faneuil Hall
This Mardi Gras-inspired pub crawl on Saturday, March 1, features a cash bar with specialty drinks and “Most Beads” and “Best Costume” contests. Bring your own beads, and get ready to earn your own. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Bell in Hand Tavern. Tickets are 2 for $20 and are available here.
7th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration at the Beehive
The South End’s Beehive will host a New Orleans-inspired party on Tuesday, March 4, including dancing and live jazz from the BT New Orleans 2nd Line Brass Band. Chef Marc Orfaly will create Cajun-inspired à la carte specials, featuring dishes like Louisiana shrimp and grits, pan-fried catfish, and Cajun seafood jambalaya. The Beehive’s two bars will also serve Hurricane cocktails and complimentary Mardi Gras beads will be available. Reservations are recommended.
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