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You don’t have to travel to the BIG EASY this Mardi Gras Season to experience an authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras Celebration. The 2014 street festival called the FAT TUESDAY BLOCK PARTYand HERSCHEL Lasik Bead Parade will take place in Hannibal Square on Fat Tuesday, March 4th on New England Avenue. If you are looking for authentic Cajun Food to put you in the “mambo mood” you will find plenty here in Winter Park to include the T-Mobile Gumbo Competition and much more!
Listen to Jazz and Blues artist Ray Lesonn and his group throughout the evening starting at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 4th on New England Avenue. New this year on New England Ave. will be the Gumbo Cook-off event for charity called, T-Mobile READY, SET, GUMBO COMPETITION. Area restaurants and local chefs will compete for tickets to the New Orleans JAZZ FESTIVAL in April. The public may purchase Unlimited GUMBO samples for $10.00 in advance through March 3rd on Eventbrite. Guests with their GUMBO wristbands will also enjoy unlimited Gumbo while it lasts. A portion of proceeds will benefit MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION* of Central & Northern Florida. Roaming entertainers on stilts will tease festival-goers street side with lots of beads before and after the FREE HERSCEL LASIK Mardi Gras Parade at 7pm. View over 30 parade units designed to entertain the crowd like a New Orleans Fat Tuesday’s procession. Visit our Shipyard Beer Gumbo area to purchase a draft or canned beer in a variety of flavors to benefit PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS in Orange County. This will be Central Florida’s best Mardi Gras entertainment value (free) so bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy the unforgettable Mardi Gras atmosphere sure to please. There will be free covered parking in the garage at Hannibal Square. The Hannibal Square Merchants Association has endorsed this charity event.
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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 Paint, Sip and Swirl, LLC. and the multi-cultural BankUnited ChristmasFest, Jingle Bell Dog Jog, Santa Salutes the Stars TV Special, Eola Weddings and Events, Gators Night Out, Jockeys, Juleps & Jazz and EasterFest. Event Planning 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.