From Bourbon Street-themed parties to the best crawfish in the ATL
Mardi Gras may be a New Orleans tradition, but our Southern sibling annually radiates so brightly, that their infectious bash has turned the holiday into a global phenomenon. There’s no shortage of unmissable things to do this upcoming Mardi Gras, so keep scrolling to let the good times roll. Or should we say, Laissez les bons temps rouler! Here’s 10 incredible ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Atlanta.
1. Mardi Gras on the Roof at Ponce City Market
The ROOF at Ponce City Market is known for its unforgettable parties, and there’s no bigger party than Mardi Gras. This special Mardi Gras Cajun Feast will be located on their iconic rooftop. Enjoy the beloved attractions, with a Bourbon Street twist and live entertainment. Click here for more information.
2. Live! at The Battery’s Mardi Gras bash!
Live! at The Battery is gearing up for their annual Mardi Gras take over! Bringing the French Quarter to Atlanta, get ready for your favorite Cajun dishes, VIP low country boil, live music, and hurricanes all night long! Click here for more info!
3-5. These enchanting Candlelight Jazz concerts
Nothing says New Orleans more than jazz music. Luckily, the illusive Candlelight Concert series continuously honor legends from the musical worlds of jazz & soul. Check out our recommendations below:
- Candlelight: Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and the Birth of Soul
- Candlelight: Jazz and the Black Experience
- Candlelight Jazz: Celebrating Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse
6. Avalon’s Mardi Gras crawl!
Shop, sip, and stroll at Avalon’s iconic Boulevard, as they transform it into Bourbon Street with jazzy tunes and specialty drinks during their annual Mardi Gras celebration! The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will be a passport-based tour around Avalon, that you can turn into your very own parade. Click here for more information.
7-10. The best crawfish boils in Atlanta
Nothing says authentic Southern cuisine like a seafood boil. There are some stellar places to try New Orleans’ staple crawfish boils, right here in the ATL. Check out a few recommendations below, or our full round-up here.
- The Pirate Bowl, Smyrna
- Krab Queenz ATL, SoNo
- Neyow’s Creole Cuisine, South Downtown
- Bon Ton Atlanta, SoNo