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Mardi Gras at the Marketplace 2024

Let the Good Times Roll:

Mardi Gras Extravaganza at The Marketplace

Prepare to experience the vibrant and lively spirit of Mardi Gras right here in The Marketplace! As the beads are strung and the colors of purple, green, and gold come to life, our beloved vendors are joining in the festivities with special menus and themed events. Get ready to indulge in the flavors of New Orleans, dance to the rhythm of jazz, and join the revelry that defines Mardi Gras in The Marketplace.

Special Menus and Offerings:

Our fantastic vendors are going all out to bring a taste of New Orleans to The Marketplace. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the special menu items and offerings you can expect:

– BOWIGENS: Try the temporarily re-branded 504 Pilsner (407), paying homage to the New Orleans area code.

– Resto: Anticipate the delectable Resteaux Sliders and a specialty cocktail to tantalize your taste buds.

– Avalon General: Brace yourselves for Hurricane Slushies that promise to transport you to the heart of the French Quarter.

– Juice Box: Sip on the Good JuJu, a refreshing beverage to add a touch of magic to your Mardi Gras celebration.

– Sip-n-Roll – Marketplace Mashups:  Beignets & Coffee Ice Cream & King Cake Bread Pudding wit hValilla Ice Cream and Carnival Sprinkles are sweet treats that are sure to be a hit among ice cream enthusiasts.

– Cheese To Share: Look out for the Second Line Flatbread, a unique creation that blends flavors inspired by the lively New Orleans parades.

– Spoleto: The Alfredeaux, a dish waiting to be revealed, promising a burst of Mardi Gras flavors.

– KBBQ: Mardi Gras Moon Pies, a playful twist on their current Choco Pies.

-NOLA: Dive into a month-long special with a Muffuletta that captures the essence of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras Week Events:

Wednesday 2/7 – Family Night:
– Kid’s Eat Free.
– Party Gras at The Marketplace featuring a pet parade orchestrated by Doglando. Expect costumes, a meet and greet with two new litters, and plenty of furry fun.

Thursday 2/8 – Trivia Night
– Vendors will introduce their themed menu items as trivia night gets underway.

Friday 2/9 – Party Gras:
– Entertainment featuring a four-piece ensemble reminiscent of Brown Bag for a night of lively celebration.
– Themed menus to delight your taste buds.

Saturday 2/10 – Party Gras:
– Regular entertainment to keep the party going.
– Themed menus continue the culinary journey through Mardi Gras flavors.

Sunday 2/11 – Big Game Sunday:
– Pre-game “tailgate” with food and beverage specials, including party platters of wings, tenders, and mini muffulettas.
– Promote game yard activities, including corn hole boards.

Monday 2/12 – Mardi Gras Fun Run

Tuesday 2/13 – Mardi Gras Night:
– Bingo transforms into BINGEAUX NIGHT with host Mikey and a special grand prize.
– NOLA menu featuring Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans, Etouffee, Muffulettas, Voodoo Wings, Bayou Burger, Beignets, and King Cake.
– Everyone’s themed menus continue for a final night of Mardi Gras revelry.

Last and certainly not least, you will not want to miss Divertastic Dining on February 18th, featuring the Marketplace’s own, NOLA!  Cajun, Sunday, February 18, 5 pm Food by NOLA at The Pavilion at Avalon Park 13401 Tanja King Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828 Cajun-born chef and entrepreneur, Kevin Brune, successfully brought Cajun favorites to FusionFest and other locations with the Voodoo Kitchen food truck before settling with a permanent location in Avalon Park with his NOLA restaurant. In addition to his Cajun delights, a brass band will bring the music and flavor of Louisiana to this Diversitastic! Dining experience. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online:

Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Mardi Gras at The Marketplace. With special menus, live entertainment, and a lineup of themed events, this celebration promises to bring the festive spirit of New Orleans right to your doorstep. Come join us and let the good times roll!

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