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Farmers Market Gets Festive for Mardi Gras

Farmers Market strolling parade band...join in for a spirited time! (photo credit: The Original Farmers Market Website)
Farmers Market strolling parade band…join in for a spirited time! (photo credit: The Original Farmers Market Website)

The Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax is the site of one of L.A.’s favorite Mardi Gras celebrations. And in true New Orleans style, the celebrating goes on for days. Rain or shine, visitors will find a full slate of festivities including New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for kids, bead-throwing, a ‘Mutti’ Gras Pet Parade and Costume Contest and much more.

Authentic gumbo, jambalaya and other southern favorites including Dixie beer will be on tap. All activities are free! The festivities take place Saturday, Sunday and ‘Fat’ Tuesday.

‘Mardi Gras’ is French for Fat Tuesday and refers to the last night of eating richer, fatter food in advance of fasting during the Lenten season which starts the next day – on Ash Wednesday. While Farmers Market may not be the French Quarter in New Orleans, it’s a great stand-in for locals looking to enjoy good food and some New Orleans style fun. See the schedule of activities below.

Farmers Market 25th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2 | 12p-8p
Tuesday March 4 | 6:30p-9:30p

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