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Durham Mardi Gras 2017 Feat. the Sunday Special, Curtis Eller and Lakota John – Free!

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

2017 Durham Mardi Gras Poster

Durham Mardi Gras is here on Feb 28th, 2017. FREE! The parade starts at 7pm, at Major the Bull on the Plaza at 201 Corcoran St, then live entertainment featuring The Sunday Special, Curtis Eller’s American CircusLakota John and our perennial host band, the Bulltown Strutters, at the usual hot spots: Motorco, The Blue Note Grill, The Pit, Fullsteam, and The Bar Durham. The parade has no entry fee and the live entertainment has no cover charges – all of you have been generous, so the party goes on…for free!

You can be a part of all this: join the parade, volunteer or donate; all are welcome. Big thanks to Sonic Pie Productions and Abita Brewing for everything they do.

Beaded Bullerina Day-After Snowdy Gras 2015

Snowdy Gras 2015 Beaded Bullerina

Since 2011, thousands have taken part in the biggest and craziest Fat Tuesday for miles around, right here in Durham.  There has been cold and snow and ice. There has been tutus, dragons, and mermaids; a King and a Quing and a Queen; aerial artists, yoga, and bicycles. All followed by amazing bands with music from Louisiana and North Carolina and everywhere else to boot. 2017 will be no different – Durham Mardi Gras continues bringing you the best of New Orleans tradition with a big helping of North Carolina flavor!

Bulltown Strutters at Snowdy Gras, 2015

Bulltown Strutters at Snowdy Gras, 2015

Feeling outrageous and parade-worthy?  Get your krewe together and join the parade! Find out all about krewes, already know? Then sign up to let us know you’re coming Want to help make it happen? Volunteer opportunities abound – this is your event, after all. Consider a donation: $100 pays for a parade policeman’s time, $300 goes a long way to pay for a band, and any amount, large or small, will help us keep this event free for all of us.

The 2017 Durham Mardi Gras Poster


February 28
7:00 pm - 11:55 pm


CCB Plaza
201 Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
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As always, we thank YOU for your support! Click here for complete list of our sponsors.

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