7 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras Around Philadelphia

These events bring a bit of Bourbon Street to the City of Brotherly Love.



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Murder Mystery Fundraiser at the Conshohocken Free Library • March 1

Join the Conshohocken Public Library for its third annual Mardi Gras-themed murder mystery party. Dress in your best cocktail attire and don your detective hats to solve the puzzle. The celebration includes dinner, but is a BYOB event. Tickets are $60.

301 Fayette St., Conshohocken. 

Jojo Hermann’s Mardi Gras Party • March 2

Jojo Hermann’s “Slim Wednesday” brings the sounds of the French Quarter to the Main Line at Ardmore Music Hall. The night’s lineup is packed full of funk, soul and jazz from Michael Ray, the Billy Walton Band and Leo Black. Tickets start at $20.

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore.

Mardi Gras Bar Crawl Philadelphia • March 2

Would it be Mardi Gras without a bar crawl? This year’s route takes you through some of the best bar’s in Old City, starting at JJ Bootleggers and ending at Infusion Lounge.

35 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia.

Mardi Gras 2019 at XFINITY Live! • March 2

Channel New Orleans spirit in your best purple, yellow and green and head to XFINITY Live!'s Mardi Gras celebration. The party, which kicks off at 9 p.m., includes live performances by Go Go Gadget, plus stilt walkers, a silent disco and bull.

1100 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia.

Mardi Gras Ball for Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences • March 2

This annual masquerade benefits the John Story Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Join the McDowell family for a silent auction, dinner and lots of dancing, all with a Mardi Gras theme. Look for live jazz and a signature drink bar featuring French 75s.

142 Bethlehem Pike, Philadelphia.

Mardi Gras in Manayunk • March 5

Bourbon Blue is celebrating Mardi Gras with two open bar packages. The $20 package is available for two hours and the $30 package is available for 3 hours and both include live music and plenty of beads.

2 Rector St., Manayunk.

World Café Live Mardi Gras Spectacular • March 5

Need plans on Fat Tuesday? Check out World Café Live’s 35th annual bash, featuring The Wild Bohemians.

3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia.