Mardi Gras Parties in Cambridge, MA
Mardi Gras is a time honored tradition with festivities that can be traced back hundreds of years throughout western Europe and is normally known as a celebration with drinking and dancing prior to the 40 days of penance, Lent.
When French explorers settled in the U.S. near what is now Mobile, Al, they brought their traditional celebration with them, and so Mardi Gras (or Carnival) graced the American shores. Today, many cities celebrate Fat Tuesday with parades, parties and lavished dinners, and Cambridge is no exception.
Though Mardi Gras can often be an understated holiday (often dwarfed by Valentine’s Day), we can’t possible miss out on the beads, king cakes and slushy drinks, and you shouldn’t either! Here are a few ways to get in on the Fat Tuesday Fun in Cambridge:
- Live music, beads and southern comfort dishes at Beat Brasserie.
- If you’re looking for more of a party scene, the Greatest Bar has four dance floors and three bars at the ready for their masquerade jam.
- Show off your cake during the Boston Young Professionals Association party with a king cake contest!
- If you’re looking for a low-key, jazzy party, snap along with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble as they play the night away at the Regattabar within the Charles Hotel.