• Mardi Gras Celebration in Downtown Midland

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    January 24, 2017
    The best Mardi Gras celebration west of New Orleans is happening right here in Downtown Midland. This four-day event will feature a parade, live music, good food and so much more.

    From Saturday, February 25 to Tuesday, February 28, the City of Midland will proclaim the 100 block of N. Colorado Street as “Bourbon Street” and the community will gather to celebrate this event that’s become quite a national phenomenon. Sponsored by the Downtown Midland Management District, Mardi Gras will benefit Midland/Odessa Area Aids Support, or MAAS.

    “We’re so excited to bring this incredible event to downtown Midland” says MAAS Board Member Craig Stoker. “So many fun activities will be happening over the four days, and we want to thank the DMMD for helping us make this happen.”
    Here is the schedule of activities:

    Crawfish and Krewes
    Saturday, Feb 25, 3 pm - 10 pm
    An all-you-can-eat crawfish boil like none other, live music and a New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade featuring floats built by local companies.

    Brunch at Cafe du Monde
    Sunday, Feb 26, 11 am - 3 pm
    Experience Cafe du Monde with beignets, mimosas, live music by Leighton Fields and an incredible New Orleans brunch created by the chefs of Mercy Cafe.

    An Evening at Antoine's
    Monday, Feb 27, 6 pm - 10 pm
    Visit the oldest French-Creole fine dining restaurant as five of the region's top chefs will each present one of the five courses prepared exclusively for Mardi Gras VIPs. (Cocktails attire required.)

    Fat Tuesday, Beads and Buskers
    Tuesday, Feb 28, 6 pm - 10 pm
    The best Fat Tuesday event west of New Orleans with great food, festive entertainment and music on our very own Bourbon Street.
    Tickets for Mardi Gras will go on sale on February 1, and can be purchased at doyourcity.us.
    Nominations for the first King and Queen of Mardi Gras are open. For a short time, nominations can be submitted online at doyourcity.us/nominations.
    Elizabeth McLellan, Marketing Coordinator
    emclellan@modecommunications.net, (432) 360-3337
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