2013 Fat Tuesday Block Party and Beads Parade
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
You don’t have to travel to the BIG EASY this Mardi Gras Season to experience an authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras Celebration. The one night event is called the 2013 FAT TUESDAY BLOCK PARTY and will take place in the streets of the multi-purpose retail / restaurant and housing district called Hannibal Square in trendy Winter Park. If you are looking for awesome Cajun Food to get you in the “mambo mood” you will find plenty on February 12th to include crawfish, jambalaya, gumbo, beignets, King Cakes and much more!
Listen to Jazz and Zydeco music throughout the evening on New England Avenue (soon to be Bourbon Street) starting at 4:30pm on Tuesday, February 12th.
Entertainers on stilts will tease festival-goers throughout the event with lots of beads before and after the T-MOBILE Mardi Gras Parade starting at 7pm. View over 30 parade units decorated in Mardi Gras colors and lights as they entertain thousands of bead seekers lining the 3 block route. Food Truck Vendors will be offering Cajun food and Mardi Gras merchandise along with a Party Gras VIP area with chaired seating, tables and drink discount wristbands. The LIVE Entertainment featuring The Rene Waterman Project, Jazz Guitarist Randall Smith and dance performances by J-Groove Studios will be taking place in the Party GrasVIP area of the party so get your $10.00 advanced tickets early. Families are encouraged to be part of the festivities along parade route so bring the kids and enjoy the unforgettable Mardi Gras atmosphere at Hannibal Square. Parking is limited in the garage so get there early.
Mardi Gras Entertainment
Rene Waterman Project and the New Imports Band
Randall Smith - Jazz Guitarist
J-Groove Studios - Street Performance at 6pm
When & Where
Orlando Events Unlimited - Teri Boardman
Orlando Events Unlimited is an award winning event planning service in Central Florida and has been operating there since 1987. This company owns and operates On One Knee Proposals and the Orlando Fashion Square Christmas Parade, Holiday at the Square, Jingle Bell Dog Jog and Santa Salutes the Stars TV Special, Gators Night Out, Audi Jockeys, Juleps & Jazz and the EasterFest in Winter Park. Services range from small intimate affairs to large social gatherings for private or charitable groups. Contact Teri Boardman at 407-898-3130 for more information.