What's at Sarasota Mardi Gras
Big Top Party
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!
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
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.
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!
Voice of Wetlands Website: http://www.voiceofthewetlands.org/allstars/
Friday, Feb 5th | 6:00pm - 10:00pmMark 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
Saturday, Feb 6th1:00pm - 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 7th1:00pm - Nawlins Po Boyz AKA the Caribbean Cajuns
3:45pm - Waylon Thibodeaux (Headliner)
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
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!
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