Time to whip out the purple, green, and gold, people! Mardi Gras is officially right around the corner. Who says you can't celebrate a New Orleans tradition in a different city? Let's get real here -- gives us an excuse to party more, shove our faces with King Cake, throw plastic beads around, and just act ridiculous to put it simply. And if we can't attend the real deal, what better city to do all this than in Austin? But ladies, let's keep it classy this year and keep your shirts down... you know that is not an actual Mardi Gras tradition, right? Even in New Orleans.
So, if you're looking to get rowdy for Mardi Gras in Austin this year, our goal is to make your life a heck of a lot easier by compiling this list of parties, drink specials, and other festive events. If we are missing a Mardi Gras event that you want to be posted, feel free to email Rachel(at)do512.com and we will add it to the list! Hope you're looking forward to the mask wearing, booze drinking, and bead tossing as much as we are.