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Durham Mardi Gras 2020

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Mardi Gras time, Durham! FAT TUESDAY in Durham is STILL the biggest, the best and still 100% FREE! Here’s the schedule:

Motorco (723 Rigsbee Av)

7:30 – 8:45 Katharine Whalen & her Mardi Gras Squad

9:15 till ??? The Bulltown Strutters

The Blue Note Grill (709 Washington St)

8:00 – 9:15 Boom Unit Brass Band

9:45 – 11:00 Rollin Dynamite

Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Av)

8:15 – 9:30 Tom Merrigan’s Hot Raccoons

9:45 – 11:00 Rainbow Cabbage & The Kings

The Pit Authentic Barbecue in Durham (321 W Geer St)

7:45 – 9:00 Cajammers

9:15 – 10:30 Shamu Garcon

the bar… durham (711 Rigsbee Av)

9:30 The Mardi Gras Drag Show

Durham Mardi Gras turns 10 this year! We were the first one around and although we now have many imitators, why would you settle for that when you could have the real thing! We’ve got 5 stages of great music, dancing, festivities, food and entertainment, all completely, 100% free. This is a home grown thang, no corporate commercial nothing, no government sponsored yadeeya – just Durham at its best. Unlike others, we don’t want your money, we just want you to come out and have fun! We’ll have a big helping of New Orleans and Cajun culture, but we’re gonna mix it up with a whole lotta NC, too. We’ve got that Durham flavor, the crazy costumes, the bull, the giant tutu, the dragon, the Strutters. No idea what we’re talking about? Come find out.This year we’re excited to be kicking off the festivities with Katharine Whalen and her Mardi Gras Squad. Katharine rose to fame as lead chanteuse of The Squirrel Nut Zippers. She’ll be combining members of both her bands for one special show as The Mardi Gras Squad.As the Big Day approaches we be filling you in on all the details. We know you have questions about food, street activities, costumes and the different musical acts. We’ll do little features on all of them. In the meantime, go on now, get to work on that costume!


February 25
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Durham Mardi Gras


723 Rigsbee
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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