Huntsville is the place to celebrate Mardi Gras in a socially distanced way! The Rocket City offers several ways to satisfy that Fat Tuesday hunger.
Mardi Gras Pop Up - Through Feb 16th
The Camp at MidCity will transport you to the heart of the French Quarter. All celebrations at The Camp are in a mask-required, 6' distanced, all-outdoor environment.
Mask up and come celebrate the most colorful time of year for 3 whole weeks with all the things you love about New Orleans. Try their gumbo, crawfish, poboys, king cake, hurricanes, beer & so many more Cajun-flavored favorites. The family-friendly event will have amazing Mardi Gras themed décor and music. Reservations are encouraged.
Mardi Gras at MidCity - Feb 13th
Mardi Gras at MidCity will finish off with an outdoor, socially distanced, mask-required event on Saturday, February 13. The musical performances will be from New Orleans along with the delicious Cajun food and drinks from the Quarter. Grammy-nominated CHA WA, performing with Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band, funk-rock band Flow Tribe, and Young Fellaz Brass Band coming from New Orleans, Huntsville-bred hip-hop recording artist Translee, and the St. Bartley Gospel Choir for a powerful start to the whole day!
General Admission Tickets get you into the Mardi Gras pop-up bar at The Camp and the outdoor concert in the parking lot! Tickets are VERY limited to maintain COVID-safe capacity. Kids 12 & under are free.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday - 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday - 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday - 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Photos Provided by The Camp: Taken Feb. 2020
It's a free event featuring local band, JUICE. The band takes the stage at 7:00 pm and the doors open at 5:30 pm. State guidelines for social distancing and entertainment venue protocols will be followed. Facemasks are required. Round tables of four will be setup downstairs, with seating upstairs reorganized and limited to accommodate the six-foot social distancing guidelines. Seating is limited to 200 guests.
It’s “Marti-Gras” at the Martin Bar & Bistro. There isn’t a parade, but there is still a party! Enjoy $5 Hurricanes and Yard Drink specials all day on February 13th starting at 11am.
One thing many associate with Mardi Gras is King Cake. The bread/pastry is baked into a ring and is almost always decorated in the colors associated with Mardi Gras: green, gold, and purple (representing faith, power, and justice). While there’s a long history of hiding trinkets inside king cakes, the modern tradition of a small plastic baby started in New Orleans. Click here to read more on the history of King Cake from Eater.
Our friends at Rocket City Mom have a list of local bakeries and shops selling King Cake. Please note that most places are taking pre-orders over the phone or online.
If we missed an event, bakery, or restaurant, let us know in the comments! Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!!
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