Mardi Gras events in Oklahoma

by Natasha Ball


Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday. Carnival. Party under marquess.Whatever you choose to call it, there are a bundle of ways around our state to celebrate one last night of excess and debauchery before a season of sacrifice, whether you’re looking for Mardi Gras parades, music and nightlife, or even things to do with the kids.

Grab some beads and your favorite mask and head out:

Tulsa Mardi Gras Parade. The revitalizing downtown district nearly bursts at the seams as the Fat Tuesday floats and crowds hit the streets there. Tulsa Mardi Gras Parade details and add-to-calendar.

Cajun Ed’s Mardi Gras Party. Live music, Cajun food samples, plenty to eat and drink—it’s a production in south Tulsa on Fat Tuesday, that’s for sure. Cajun Ed’s Mardi Gras Party details and add-to-calendar. (While you’re here, check out this pick from our archives, great photo and snappy write-up on Cajun Ed.)

Masquerade Party and Mask Competition. Put on your best face at Dwelling Spaces in downtown Tulsa, win a cuddle (monster). Masquerade Party and Mask Competition details and add-to-calendar.

Fat Tuesday Dixieland Celebration. The Faculty Artist Concert Series at UCO goes to the French Quarter for Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday Dixieland Celebration details and add-to-calendar.

Pirates & Wench Mardi Gras Party. A shipwrecked shindig for pirate enthusiasts age 21+. Pirates & Wench Mardi Gras Party details and add-to-calendar.

LAST WEEKEND: Norman Mardi Gras Parade. Watch floats compete in contest categories like Norman’s Good Spirit Award, Sci-Fi, and Best Unidentified Rolling Object. Norman Mardi Gras Parade details and add-to-calendar.

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