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Mardi Gras Carnival: Brass, Beads & Beignets | Redwood City

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Downtown Redwood City | Broadway and Hamilton, Redwood City, CA


Bring the beads and we’ll provide the bands. Celebrate Mardi Gras Carnival on February 22nd at the “French Quarter” in downtown Redwood City, where the public is invited to come disguised for the occasion. Presented by the Redwood City Downtown Business Group, this Free New Orleans influenced cultural experience promises to bring NOLA to the Bay, complete with all the Mardi Gras trappings, including a music-filled procession, a Grand Marshall, and a Second Line, as well as authentic beverages and cuisine. Plus four notable New Orleans inspired bands performing throughout the event will will move you to get down and get your funk on.

Mardi Gras Carnival will transform Broadway into Bourbon Street from Jefferson to Main Street. The main stage, located at Broadway and Main, will showcase original New Orleans swamp rock, funk and blues performed by Fog Swamp; the positive, uplifting, soulful and organic New Orleans inspired music of Al Lazard & the World Street Players; high energy, swinging and singing brass-line band of Carnival favorite MJ’s Brass Boppers; and finish off with the fast, funky rhythms of Grammy-nominated accordionist Andre Thierry.

Mardi Gras Carnival guarantees a fun-filled evening of music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and souvenirs for all ages. Details can be found at www.redwoodcitydowntown.com, or call the Mardi Gras hotline at 650.619.9311. Remember, the funk takes place on Saturday, February 22, from 4:30 pm to 10 p.m. Rain or shine.

Mardi Gras Carnival in Redwood City features:

  • Specialized booths offering high quality beads, brews and beignets
  • Local restaurants serving up special menus
  • New Orleans style entertainment at other select downtown venues
  • Delicious Cocktails and Brews available on site
  • A musical procession around the “French Quarter”

Main Street at Broadway Stage Schedule:

  • 5:15 pm: Fog Swamp
  • 6:30 pm: Al Lazard & The World Street Players
  • 7:45 pm: MJ’s Brass Boppers
  • 9 pm: Andre Thierry Accordion Soul Music

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Live Music, Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
Address: Broadway and Hamilton, Redwood City, CA

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