What's at Sarasota Mardi Gras

VIP
Big Top Party

Join us in the VIP section under the huge Big Top Party Area where you will find many of your favorite beers, hurricanes, and frozen cocktails in addition to the Super Bowl 50 Party!

New Orlean’s
Delicacies

Enjoy a real crawfish boil, as if you were at a giant party on the bayou. Plus Cajun, Creole, Red beans and Rice, Jambalaya, Gumbo, Po' Boys, and much more!

Family
Fun Zone

There will be lots of family activities including carnival rides, games, face painting, cotton candy, Snow cones, all the fun stuff for the kids. Admission to the Family Fun Zone is free!

Live Musical
Performances

A Mardi Gras Party is nothing without it's music! Some bands are even coming from New Orleans! Dance to Zydeco, Creo, Dixieland, Jazz…just to name a few Louisiana Style music.
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Suncoast Blues Festival - Sarasota Mardi Gras Sponsor
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Suncoast Blues Festival - Sarasota Mardi Gras Sponsor
Suncoast Blues Festival - Sarasota Mardi Gras Sponsor

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To Benefit the Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Sanctuary

February 5-7th, 2016

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and native wildlife. World-renowned educator and behaviorist Kay Rosaire and her son Clayton present training demonstrations with their rescued big cats in an educational forum. During the demonstrations they gently encourage the cats to show off their magnificent natural behaviors. You will be enthralled and entertained by these majestic animals as they demonstrate their characteristic athletic ability and unique individual personalities.

Payne Park Sarasota
US-301, Sarasota, Fl 34237


Friday: 6pm – 10pm
Saturday: Noon – 10pm
Sunday: 1pm-10pm

Visit the Big Cat Habitat Website

Support Big Cat Habitat & Buy Your VIP Tickets

VIP Big Top Party

Join us in the VIP section under the huge Big Top Party Area where you will find many of your favorite beers, hurricanes, and frozen cocktails in addition to the Super Bowl 50 Party!



Buy Your VIP Tickets

VIP Super Bowl Party

February 7th, 2016

Sunday February 7th is Super Bowl Sunday. Come watch the game with us on giant big screens! A limited amount of tickets are available for the huge Super Bowl partyunder the Big Top. The party includes cajun buffet,VIP seating, and 3 complimentary cocktails plus Super Bowl Swag and many more entertaining surprises.

Buy your Super Bowl Party VIP Tickets Today

Live Musical Performances

Featuring DJ and Bands

A Mardi Gras Party is nothing without it's music! Some bands are even coming from New Orleans! Dance to Zydeco, Creo, Dixieland, Jazz…just to name a few Louisiana Style music. Join the party in full party costume, come as you are, or gather your beads, masks and feather boas at the party!



Headliner

WAYLON THIBODEAUX


Website: http://www.waylont.com/
Voice of Wetlands Website: http://www.voiceofthewetlands.org/allstars/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-jxBy6qcQbOiBO4DyVXtQ/videos

Performance Schedule:


Friday, Feb 5th | 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Mark Serio and the all stars
Mark Serio ( former guitarist with dickey Betts)
Burt Englesman ( former bass player with Greg Allman)
Pat McDonald (current drummer for Charlie Daniels band)
Billy seward (all stars guitarist)

special guests with the all stars:
Schascle aka Twinkle
AJ of AJ and the automatics
Dagmar

Saturday, Feb 6th

1:00pm - WHITELEATHER HOODOO VOODOO
3:00pm - Steve Arveys Craw fish Fiesta
5:00pm - Kid Red and the Pontchartrain All stars
7:30pm - Gumbo Boogie Band

Sunday, Feb 7th

1:00pm - Nawlins Po Boyz AKA the Caribbean Cajuns
3:45pm - Waylon Thibodeaux (Headliner)

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New Orleans Style

Food & Delicacies

Enjoy a real crawfish boil, as if you were at a giant party on the bayou. Plus some of your favorite New Orleans delicacies like you were dining on Bourbon Street, plus many more food choices available from Sarasota's favorite restaurants, food trucks, and concessionaires! Enjoy Cajun, Creole, Red beans and Rice, Jambalaya, Gumbo, Po' Boys, and much more!



Family Fun Zone

Free Admission

There will be lots of family activities including carnival rides, games, face painting, cotton candy, Snow cones, all the fun stuff for the kids. Admission to the Family Fun Zone is free! Check out the arts & crafts and merchant tents, feast at some of Sarasota’s favorite restaurants, food trucks, and concessionaires. Bring the whole family!



Image Credit: Stennesstudios.com

Suncoast, prepare yourself for the event of the year! The Mardi Gras music and food Festival at

Payne Park Sarasota, February 5th, 6th and 7th. This three day event will feature DJs, musicians, and bands—some all the way from New Orleans. Hosted by Sarasota’s own, Phil Phunn. Join us under the huge Big Top where you will find many of your favorite beers, hurricanes, and frozen cocktails. Enjoy a real crawfish boil, as if you were at a giant party on the bayou. Plus some of your favorite New Orleans delicacies like you were dining on Bourbon Street. Dance to Zydeco, Creo, Dixieland, Jazz…just to name a few Louisiana Style music. Join the party in full party costume, come as you are, or gather your beads, masks and feather boas at the party! There will be lots of family activities including carnival rides, games, face painting, cotton candy, Snow cones, all the fun stuff for the kids. Check out the arts & crafts and merchant tents, feast at some of Sarasota’s favorite restaurants, food trucks, and concessionaires. There is literally something for everyone.

All is moderately priced so you can enjoy flavors from all of the different and unique food vendors.

VIP General Admission one-day passes are only $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

Sunday February 7th is Super Bowl Sunday. Come watch the game with us on giant big screens! A limited amount of tickets are available for the huge Super Bowl under the Big Top party. The party includes cajun buffet,VIP seating, and 3 complimentary cocktails plus Super Bowl Swag and many more entertaining surprises.

Buy VIP tickets for The Sarasota Mardi Gras 2016!

February 5th-7th, 2016

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Miss Mardi Gras Bikini Contest Finals

 

We are are having the Miss Mardi Gras Bikini Preliminary Contest on Wednesday, Feb 3rd at Gator Club and the Finals will be hosted under the Big Top on Sunday, February 7th @ 4pm!

 


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